For years, the companies within Groupe CIF have supplied products for the aerospace industry.

Lay-Up Tools

Supply of monobloc lay-up tools in Invar. The use of Invar offers several advantages.

  • Low Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE)
  • Long life time compare to composite mold
  • Adapted for high rate production

In addition, the foundry process allows near net shape and complex shape WITHOUT welding

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FC Frame

Our R&D engineers developed a special one part frame offering a competitive advantage compared to fabricated.


  • Up to 50% lighter than fabricated
  • Stable during curing cycle
  • More energy efficiency in autoclave
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RTM Molds

  • We are able to provide big Invar block up to 14m.
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  • We developed a special Invar (patented) to match with the curing temperature of thermoplastic (720 °F/380 °C). The CTE remain stable to avoid spring-back effect.
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Heat Resistant steel:

Super Plastic Forming (SPF)& Hot Forming (HF) Dies

  • We supply dies made from our Ferrynox grades; high nickel alloys.

  • With extensive expertise, we can supply large tooling up to 17 tons. Our R&D department improves design and materials with the goal of extending the life time of the dies in service.

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Design & materials according to your needs

FCMD is able to provide solutions according to customer specifications.

Our approach to optimization comes from special alloy development and/or design approach.

Below are some examples of solutions we offer to our customers:

  • special grade with high hardness up to 340 HB
  • material with high conductivity (FerrynoxN95)
  • high silicon cast iron (high elongation cast iron)