Our Mission

Ensuring Successful Manufacturing of Complex Composites

Smart Tooling provides formable, reusable tooling solutions for manufacturing composite parts with complex and trapped geometries that reduce labor hours, increase throughput, decrease consumables, and improve quality.


Our History

The History of Smart Tooling

Established in 2010 as a division of Spintech Holdings, Inc. Smart Tooling commercialized shape memory polymer tooling technology for manufacturing complex composite parts by providing custom solutions for early adopters such as Cobham, NAVAIR, NASA and Spirit AeroSystems.

With a product pivot in 2016, Smart Tooling broke through cost barriers for proliferation and are continually adding Smart Tooling customers and applications.

Our Clients


Featuring over 26,000 sq ft of workshop and conditioned space, the Hawthorn Composites facility includes:

  • 34,000 sq ft with 20,000 sq ft of
    conditioned manufacturing space.
  • 5,500 sq ft of unconditioned oven and finish space with 6 primary curing ovens, the largest being 12.5 x 12.5 x 40 ft
  • 750 cu ft of freezer space
  • 6 infusion stations & 4 infusion vessels
  • 6’ x 22’ Automated fabric cutting system
  • 10 ton automated curing press
  • 40’ x 50’ under two 3-ton electric cranes
  • Quality control characterization lab
  • 8’ x 6’ x 14”, 4 Axis high speed router
  • 20’ x 12’ x 10’ dust control booth
  • Catia V5 tooling design capabilities
  • AS9100D & ISO9001:2015 certified
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We are frequently looking for talented and motivated technicians and professionals to join our team. Click the button below to view available positions.


Our Leadership

CEO Craig Jennings

Chief Executive Officer


President & CEO

Mr. Jennings has performed a variety of Sales & Marketing and executive leadership roles at several startup companies with successful exits. At Spintech, he wrote the business plan, raised funding, and is leading a strong team that continues to innovate and deliver industry leading composite solutions.

President Tom Margraf




Mr. Margraf has a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Dayton and began his career in contract R&D services with Cornerstone Research Group, CRG. During his time at CRG he led the development of two product lines using a class of materials called “smart materials”. The two product lines were self-healing composite skins for aircraft applications and shape memory polymer tooling. In 2010 Mr. Margraf was a co-founder of a spinout company from CRG, Spintech Holdings Inc. and now serves as the President of Spintech. In his time at Spintech, Mr. Margraf has been the senior engineering authority for more than four dozen flight qualified manufacturing solutions for defense aerospace, commercial aerospace, and space-based platforms using advanced materials and novel methods of manufacture. Mr. Margraf has five issued U.S. patents related to high-performance composites and their efficient manufacturing. Mr. Margraf has served as the Chair of Midwest SAMPE, a member of the SAMPE North America “Emerging Technology” and “Rapid Manufacturing of High-Performance Composites” working groups, a member of the US Navy “Composites Manufacturing Technology Center”, CMTC, executing steering committee, and a member of the Industrial Advisory Committee for the University of Dayton College of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, and an industry reviewer for the Joint Defense Manufacturing Technology Panel, JDMTP, composites subpanel.