In a molding press that forms large body panels made of composite material, if the platen exerts uneven pressure across the panel as it’s molded, the result can be incomplete product forming (to the mold), uneven thickness, flashes at the edge of the molded panel, and other defects affecting the quality and consistency of the production units. Further, if the press platen is skewed or it does not apply the load evenly, it may also damage the mold, seriously affecting the service life of
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