Material Guide

Plyable offers a wide range of tooling materials for all composites manufacturing processes and price points. We have materials suitable for one-off production all the way up to high volume (1000+) serial production. If we can help you pick the right material for your project please contact us for a no obligation chat with one of our highly experienced engineers.

Our CTE Scaling Calculator for Composite Tooling can be used to calculate the thermal properties of your material during the composite cure cycle.

Brand
Name
Cost
Density (kg/m3)
# of Components
Max Cure Temp
Thermal Expansion
Colour
Epoxy Tooling Board
Base 978
$$$$$
680
6
120°c
High
Trelleborg TB650
$$$$$
690
6
120°c
High
Ebaboard EP 138
$$$$$
680
6
120°c
High
Metallic
Aluminium 5083
$$$$$
2700
100+
150°c
Mid
Steel P20
$$$$$
7850
1000+
250°c
Low-Mid
Invar Steel 36
$$$$$
8055
1000+
250°c
Ultra-low
Mild Steel
$$$$$
7850
1000+
250°c
Low-Mid
Polyurethane Tooling Board
Ebaboard L-2
$$$$$
400
2
40°c
High
Sika M700
$$$$$
720
5
40°c
High
Composite Mold
Carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP)
$$$$$
n/a
100+
210°c
Low
Pre Preg GRP
$$$$$
n/a
100+
210°c
Mid
Wet Laminated GRP
$$$$$
n/a
100+
50°c
Mid
3D Printed
ULTEM 9085
3D printing process
$$$$$
Sparse build
12
120°c
Mid
Resin SLA
$$$$$
Sparse build
12
50°c
Low