I am designing a carbon fiber deck but can’t decide whether to mill an aluminum layup mold or just wrap around a foam core. Thanks
You can probably get away w/ a positive mould and sanding. If you want a really nice surface finish w/o all of the sanding, do a negative mould - carbon - inside foam - carbon - negative mould. Like a sandwich. Granted you need a table top cnc to cut the negative moulds out, that’s the best way to get a pretty finish w/ being really strong. Also, you can use a foam as the negative mould, but you have to spray mould release and wax it beforehand.
Lots of others have done wraps with a vacuum and it looks pretty sweet.
Damn, that must’ve been an expensive mould.
I have access to a HAAS CNC so based on what you said, I think I am going to mill a positive mold out of foam and go that route. Thanks for the help
It had some cost behind it. Excited to share it with the community soon too.