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1. (WO2018177869) A TOOL FOR MANUFACTURING A COMPOSITE COMPONENT

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/177869    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/057262
Publication Date: Fri Oct 05 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Mar 23 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: B29C 70/44
B29C 70/54
B29C 33/38
Applicants: ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
Inventors: TINGLE, James
Title: A TOOL FOR MANUFACTURING A COMPOSITE COMPONENT
Abstract:
There is disclosed a tool (10, 60) for manufacturing a composite component, the tool (10, 60) comprising: a skin (12) composed of fibre reinforced plastic and defining a layup surface (14) for the composite component, the skin (12) having a plurality of passageways (20) extending from the layup surface (14) to an opposing surface of the skin (12); a backing (18) secured to the skin (12), the backing (18) and the skin (12) defining a cavity therebetween; a support core (16) disposed within the cavity (32) and comprising a gas-permeable material (22) in fluid communication with (10) the passageways (20); and a conduit (30) extending through the backing (18) such that the conduit (30) is in fluid communication with the gas-permeable material (22).