Accession Number : AD0427690


Title :   ESTABLISH THE GENERAL USE OF CERAMIC TOOLS IN PRODUCTION.


Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,


Corporate Author : LOCKHEED AIRCRAFT CORP MARIETTA GA


Personal Author(s) : Head,C M


Report Date : 04 May 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 13


Abstract : Ceramic tooling is now used to satisfy the requirements of cold forming and high temperature applications. Work during this period was concerned with molding dies, embedded element hot sizing tooling, layup blocks, and production improvement methods. Four additional layup blocks are now used in production. Tool wear problems of the hot sizing die have been largely eliminated. The release of fiberglass parts from the tool has been facilitated through the development of a tool surface 'slickening' technique and an improved release agent. Ceramic molding dies, layup, blocks, and hot sizing dies are capable of producing acceptable parts. Further development is needed to standardize tool fabrication and use techniques. (Author)


Descriptors :   *CERAMIC MATERIALS , PRODUCTION , MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT , TEST METHODS , DIES , HIGH TEMPERATURE , SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH , COLD WORKING , GLASS TEXTILES , MOLDINGS , EMBEDDING SUBSTANCES , VALVES , TABLES(DATA)


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE