Based on our reputation for high-quality and rapid project delivery, Formaplex was approached to produce pattern tools for the Team GB Olympic Bobsleigh team.
Having received the initial CAD data, we designed the pattern tooling, selecting the best material for the project, which in this case was polyurethane (providing the best balance of cost and performance), and machined the patterns.
The pattern surface was hand finished before epoxy paint was applied to seal it. The paint was then polished to a glass-like finish. In this case the customer completed the part production directly from the pattern tools.