Tooling Tech Group has extensive experience in the design and build of fixtures and automated solutions for the bonding of composite molded components.
These can be a simple as fixtures for securely holding components for manual bonding or as complex as totally automated solutions that can mate entire body panels or heavy truck lids.
In this process, the heavy truck components (about 5-ft x 7-ft in size) are kept in a glue/bond apply station where a robot travels along a shuttle applying the adhesive to the different stations.
The operator then manually loads the components in the front half of the cell and six components on the other side of the cell. The side with six components pivots up and is merged with the stationary side with the three components. The cycle then starts where cylinders are engaged to apply the pressure to finalize the bond.