Manufacturing of a Composite Luggage Tool

(Click on thumbnail to enlarge)Manufacturing of a Composite Luggage Tool

Since 1983, we have been providing custom aerospace products based on customer-supplied designs. At West Cobb Engineering And Tool Inc., our solid reputation is reflected in our AS9100 REV D and ISO 9001:2015 certifications.

For this project, we were contracted by an aerospace customer to manufacture a composite tool for a luggage compartment. Our company was pleased to accept this project, and we began by creating a 2D CAD drawing using our customer’s specifications. We employed our Gerber Cutter and vacuum bag molding capabilities to fabricate this tool from Airtech TMFP glass. It was then autoclave cured to Airtech specs, and finished with a Chemtrend sealer and release system. The completed tool measured 49″ in length, 40″ in width, 14″ in height, and weighed 55 lbs. Vacuum integrity testing was performed to ensure that the tool was of the highest quality and met all the necessary standards. When all necessary finishing, testing, and inspection processes were completed, the composite luggage tool was shipped to our client in Wichita, Kansas.

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Composite Luggage Tool Project Highlights

Product Name

Composite Luggage Tool

Product Description

Composite Tool for Luggage Compartment

Capabilities Applied/Processes

Kit Cutting
Vacuum Bag
Autoclave Cured to Airtech Specs

Post Cured to Airtech Aero Specs

Equipment Used to Manufacture Part

Gerber Cutter, Autoclave

Overall Part Dimensions

Length: 49 in.
Width: 40 in.

Height: 14 in.
Estimated Part Weight: 55 lbs.

Tightest Tolerances

Reverse Master and Mold Tool Per Customer Requirements

Material Used

Airtech TMFP Glass Non Gel Coated Pre Preg Tooling System

Material Finish

Chemtrend sealer and Release System

In process testing/inspection performed

Vacuum Integrity Testing

Industry for Use


Delivery Location

Wichita, KS

Standards Met

Customer Specifications, 2D CAD Drawing
AS9100 REV D
ISO 9001:2015