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Century Tool Announces Compression Mold Capability for Bathtubs, Showers and Spas

Century Tool Announces Compression Mold Capability for Bathtubs, Showers and Spas

March 12, 2019 – TTG Century Tool and Gage, a Tooling Tech Group company and a composites tooling specialist has announced that it’s expanding its offerings to include compression molds for bathtubs, showers, spas and other large composite structures for the home.

“Century has a proven track record in the transportation industry for providing tooling that enables companies to manufacture composite components of the highest precision and surface finish such as Class-A exterior body panels,” said Scott Barrie, Century’s general manager. “This experience combined with our shop floor equipment makes it a natural for us to offer our mold-making capabilities to the bath and spa market.”

Century Tool offers large compression molds (69” x 110” shown) for composite structures – and is expanding its capability into baths, showers, and spas.

Century provides compression molds for processes utilizing Sheet Molded Compounds (SMC), Bulk Molded Compounds (BMC), Direct Long Fiber Thermoplastics (D-LFT), Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD), Resin Transfer Molding (RTM), or Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Plastics (CFRP). Within its 89,900 sq. ft. facility, Century has 15 high performance machine tools for drilling, milling, 3D roughing, semi-finishing and finishing of both steel and aluminum, enabling it to achieve complex geometries and exacting tolerances. The company can produce molds in excess of 100,000 lbs. and sizes of up to 343-in. long x 100-in. deep x 120-in. tall.

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About Tooling Tech Group

Founded by Tony Seger in 1982 and headquartered in Macomb, Mich., the Tooling Tech Group has grown to become the largest tooling company in the United States serving the automotive industry with tooling used to produce a wide variety of vehicle components, including soft-trim, powertrain components, structural stampings, valve bodies, dashboard and under-the-hood components, thermo-acoustic panels, roof components, liquid reservoirs, trunk components, wheel liners and more.  

Non-automotive uses for the company’s tooling products include manufacturing of appliances, lawn & garden products, consumer goods, off-road equipment, marine products, agricultural equipment, heavy-trucks, industrial blow-molds, kayaks, small engines, and aerospace structures.