Our success within the industrial section of our business for the last 50 years has generated a solid reputation for innovation with tooling design that continually meets our customers’ requirements. The majority of the tooling in this section was designed for producing parts in the resin transfer molding process. Below are a few of the many programs we have completed.
Sherwood Corp roduced over 25,000 matching 2 piece sets using the R.T.M. process in composite tooling we designed and built. We continue to provide these exclusively to G.E. Locomotive Div. with complete quality assurance to an expedited delivery.
Large Composite Pump Casing
An extremely complex tooling system to enable the use of high pressure R.T.M. processing for guarantee of corrosion resistance and liquid containment. Produced 89 casings to replace the cast metal casings in pumping corrosive solutions for the electro galvanizing process. Required extensive use of disposable cores to form the internal guide vanes and passages.
12ft Diameter Discs For Recycling Process
Tooling designed for R.T.M. processing of discs with molded in hub and locator pockets for the stringers. Epoxy vinyl-ester resin for corrosion protection with woven cloth for operation strength.
Converted from aluminum blades to provide corrosion resistance, reduced weight and cost. The metal attachment was secured by wrapping the shaft with single strand fiberglass and injected with epoxy vinyl ester using the R.T.M. process.