A heat transfer simulation is performed on every tool uploaded to Plyable.
During the cure cycle of a composite lay-up both the tool and the lay-up expand during the heat cycle. To produce a dimensionally accurate part it is important that the tool heats up fully and uniformly to the intended temperature.
The simulation shows the temperature of a cross section of the tool over time.
Our CTE Scaling Calculator for Composite Tooling can be used to account for the tool scaling in the CAD model.