Patent Number: 7,610,790

Title: Tooling system

Abstract: A tooling system comprises a plurality of elements (24) arranged in an array, the elements of the array being movable between a closed position in which the elements contact one another and are secured in position, and an open position in which the elements of the array are spaced apart and are capable of vertical movement relative to one another. The tooling system further comprises bolster means (34, 36) provided to hold the elements of the array securely in the closed position.

Inventors: Halford; Ben John (Leicestershire, GB)

Assignee: Surface Generation Ltd.

International Classification: B21D 37/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017