Prototype and Tooling

National Composites offers a full spectrum of composite services, ensuring complete oversight from the initial pattern and prototyping phase through to final production. Our in-house operations excel in creating precise patterns and prototypes with our state-of-the-art CNC machines. With facilities such as Excel anchoring our CNC capabilities, we are adept at sculpting exact models essential for the composite manufacturing process. Our “Small Plant Focus, Big Company Resources” philosophy guarantees meticulous attention to detail for every project, regardless of size. Our seasoned professionals are skilled in constructing tools for various molding methods, using materials like Polyester, Vinylester, Epoxy, and specialized heated composites. Depending on the project requirements, our sophisticated techniques include hand layup or infusion methods, perfect for crafting detailed prototypes and managing specific low-volume production runs efficiently.


At National Composites, our technical team offers a spectrum of engineering support tailored to the specific needs of our clients. Leveraging advanced software tools like Solidworks and NX, we have the capability to assist in intricate part design as well as reverse engineering tasks. Our proficiency extends to scanning, facilitated by our suite of FARO scanning arms and touch probes, ensuring accurate and detailed data capture. Moreover, we have dedicated project teams adept at overseeing critical phases of program launches. This encompasses careful management of pattern builds, the precision-based construction of tooling and fixtures, rigorous part validation processes, and comprehensive oversight of other pivotal elements in the product development cycle.


National Composites provides an integrated suite of composite services, covering the entirety of the composite manufacturing process. In-house operations range from pattern and tooling development to precision work on our multiple CNC machines. Our CNC capabilities, anchored by the equipment at Excel, allow for the precise crafting of models and patterns. This hands-on approach is central to our ethos of "Small Plant Focus, Big Company Resources," ensuring focused attention to projects regardless of their scale. Drawing upon our seasoned professionals, we construct tools tailored for various molding methods, compatible with materials like Polyester, Vinylester, Epoxy, and specialized heated tools. Depending on the project needs, our techniques may encompass hand layup or infusion methods, suitable for the creation of intricate prototypes and specific low-volume production runs.


At National Composites, our expertise in composites tooling is a testament to our innovation and precision in the field. We excel in the design and fabrication of high-quality tooling for a variety of composite manufacturing processes. Our skilled toolmakers harness the latest in computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technologies to produce molds and tools that ensure dimensional accuracy and repeatability. Whether for intricate prototypes or high-volume production, our tools are crafted from superior materials, including advanced alloys and high-performance composites, to withstand the demands of the manufacturing environment. This proficiency in tooling is critical for achieving the superior strength, lightweight, and durability that our clients' complex projects require. By continuously refining our tooling strategies, National Composites remains at the forefront of delivering cost-effective and time-efficient solutions in the ever-evolving composites industry.

Steel and Aluminum Tooling

National Composites has forged a strategic partnership with Laval Tooling to extend our expertise in steel and aluminum tooling, further enhancing our capacity to meet complex and precise manufacturing demands. Laval Tooling, known for their exceptional craftsmanship and reliability, works in tandem with our team to deliver robust tooling solutions. Together, we create precision-engineered molds that cater to a diverse range of applications, ensuring optimal material behavior and longevity. This collaboration combines Laval Tooling's mastery in metalwork with our advanced composite manufacturing techniques, setting a new standard for quality and durability in tooling that our clients have come to rely on for their high-specification projects.