New board material from RAMPF opens up new dimensions in foundry modeling
Grafenberg, May 18th, 2015. World premiere at GIFA 2015 in Düsseldorf – RAMPF Tooling Solu-tions presents the new, highly abrasion-resistant RAKU-TOOL® WB-1258 foundry board material. The new board is the latest addition to the leading model, tool, and mold engineering specialist’s extensive range of top-quality board and liquid materials for the foundry industry.
“The new RAKU-TOOL® WB-1258 board material opens up completely new dimensions in foundry mod-eling,” says Heinz Horbanski, Managing Director of RAMPF Tooling Solutions. “Up until now, only liquid systems have been able to deliver abrasion resistance at this level, but these involve complex manufac-turing processes and higher costs.”
Better results than any other foundry board material – thanks to its exceptional abrasion resistance, RAKU-TOOL® WB-1258 from RAMPF Tooling Solutions can produce a very high number of parts, previously only possible using liquid systems.
RAKU-TOOL® foundry board materials can be used in the production of core boxes and pattern plates to quickly and easily produce models with high abrasion resistance, dimensional stability, and dimensional accuracy. Fast production is facilitated by directly milling the core box / pattern plate using CAD data, which also ensures the high precision of the models. The dimensionally stable materials are easy to pro-cess and changes can be applied effortlessly; adhesives are specially adapted to match the product / application. They also deliver high chemical resistance and virtually no swelling.
The ideal working board material for any production quantity
“Customers with large-series production can now also benefit from all these advantages – using the new, orange RAKU-TOOL® WB-1258 foundry board material,” says Marcus Vohrer, head of application technology at RAMPF Tooling Solutions. “Along with our other top-quality boards, such as RAKU-TOOL® WB-1210, WB-1222, WB-1250, WB-1404, and WB-1460, we can now offer the ideal working board ma-terial for every need.”
Invented and perfected – the RAKU-TOOL® three-component face casting system
When it comes to liquid products for the foundry sector, the RAKU-TOOL® PC-3458 / PH-3958 three-component face casting system from RAMPF Tooling Solutions also sets standards. This has been the case since 2013, when the orange-colored system was first launched on the market.
The highly abrasion-resistant material has already been used to produce over 180,000 parts. RAKU-TOOL® PC-3458 / PH-3958, which is ready for use the very next day and can be hand cast in quantities of up to 25 kilograms, is the only system with a heat deflection temperature (HDT-B) of 95 °C.
The RAKU-TOOL® PC-3459 / PH-3958 three-component face casting system can be used for the pro-duction of more than 80,000 parts. The beige-colored system is ready for use after curing at room tem-perature for five to seven days. RAKU-TOOL® PC-3459 / PH-3958 has an HDT-B of 65 °C and can be hand-cast in quantities of up to approximately 110 kilograms.
Thanks to the ability to produce high part quantities, the three-component face casting system from RAMPF Tooling Solutions is particularly well-suited for large-scale series production of core boxes and pattern plates. Advantages of the material include:
- very high dimensional stability
- dimensional accuracy of the foundry core boxes/pattern plates (metal backing)
- very high chemical resistance
- no swelling
- reduced maintenance costs, as only the face casting layer needs to be renewed when the wear limit is reached
At the RAMPF Tooling Solutions booth at GIFA 2015, a number of case studies will be exhibited, featuring sample pattern plates and core boxes produced with board materials and liquid products. Samples include this master model made from the RAKU-TOOL® MB-0670 board material.