This CNC machined master pattern for a luxury motor yacht hardtop was produced in epoxy seamless modelling paste on a polystyrene substrate, mounted on a timber framework and base structure. The master pattern was delivered uncoated finished to 240 grit, for final spraying with primer and gloss coatings.
This CNC machined master pattern for a luxury motor yacht hardtop was produced in epoxy seamless modelling paste on a polystyrene substrate, mounted on a timber framework and base structure. The master pattern was delivered uncoated finished to 240 grit, for final spraying with primer and gloss coatings.

On the Patterns & Moulds stand visitors will be able to see CNC machined patterns and mould parts finished to varying levels, and learn about projects the company has recently completed for customers in the composites, marine and automotive industries.

Patterns & Moulds uses the Solidworks® and Mastercam® CAD/CAM design software. The company, located in Leicestershire, UK, has expertise in the production techniques needed to accurately fabricate a wide range of modelling and tooling products, from CNC machined tooled timber, MDF, modelling and tooling boards, through to polyester and epoxy-based seamless modelling pastes.

All glass reinforced plastic (GRP) moulds are manufactured in house and come with either timber or steel support frames which are fully bonded into the body of the moulds for added strength and rigidity. All split GRP moulds have a joggle joint feature to perfectly re-align mould sections back together.

“We are an independent, family owned business with a dedicated and incredibly loyal, long serving skilled workforce," says managing director George Lucas.

"We provide an end-to-end service for all mould-making needs. The team prides itself on being flexible, reliable and consistently supplying customers a quality product on time and to budget. To stay abreast of latest developments and techniques, we investment year on year in staff training and our facilities to ensure we maintain modern, up to date equipment and techniques.”

The Composites Engineering Show takes place on 8-10 November in Birmingham, UK.