Published On: Thu, Feb 14th, 2013

Visionary light weight construction with RAMPF Tooling

Visionary light weight construction with RAMPF Tooling

Visionary light weight construction with RAMPF Tooling

Grafenberg, 12.02.2013 –Demand for lightweight materials has been increasing rapidly for the last few years. With this in mind, RAMPF Tooling, producer of liquid, paste, Close Contour and board materials for model and mold making, is presenting its products and solution for lightweight construction at JEC Europe 2013 (12. – 14. March), hall 1 – stand H46for the first time.

With over 32,000 visitors,JEC Europe, located inParis, is the largest European and alsothe largest world-wide trade fair for Composites technologies and applications.It is therefore an ideal platform for RAMPF Tooling to present its comprehensive RA-KU-TOOL®product range which comprises epoxy and polyurethane systems that are used in the various composites production processes, like hand/wet lay-up, va-cuum bagging, resin infusion, prepreg, autoclave, wet compression molding or RTM and cover a wide application temperature range.

Visitors to the fair will have an even broader spectrum to choose from as the affi-liated companies, RAMPF Giessharzeand RAMPF Dosiertechnikwill exhibit custo-mized components for sealing, bonding, casting and coating as well as innovative low pressure mixing and dispensing machines.One display will be theC-DS-Tooling–a mobile, compact and adaptable dispensing machine for manual casting of parts.Sought after are raw material savings and cost minimization during the production, assembly and the usage of a product.Lightweight construction is a construction phi-losophy that aims at reducing weight whilst maintaining adequate stability.

In this way fuel costs and emissions can be reduced, but actual load can be in-creased.Lightweight construction is therefore of great importance in the automotive and marine industry, but fundamental in the aerospace industry as well in the area of astronautics.Hence RAMPF Tooling has placed the key focus for this year’s exhibits at JEC Europe on the aerospace industry.

Close Contour Castingfor the production of lay-up tools
In hall 1,stand H46 the material specialist will be showcasing various processes and materials for lightweight construction based on a number of case studies. Included will be the Close Contour materialRAKU-TOOL CC-6503, which is especially suited for the production of lay-up tools as it exhibits an excellent and seamless surface structure.

The promising Close Contour Casting technology offers the customer various bene-fits:The materials are supplied as ready to machine, three dimensional castings, already a close outline of the final shape. The Close Contour products which can be used for mold and tool production feature a fine, seamless surface, an excellent machinability, no handling of liquid materials to the greatest possible extent and a good dimensional stability. Due to the already close contour shape, less waste is generated, so the final shape can be milled faster and with less cutter wear.

High quality and efficiency: epoxy board material
The new working board, RAKU-TOOL WB-0691, together with adhesive and repair paste will be presented as a complete package solution. Its application area stretches from lay-up tools for low temperature prepregs and vacuum forming tools to applications in the medium temperature range in racing, marine, sport, medical technology as well as the machine industry. A case study showing the production of a gangplank for a yacht using the classic and provenRAKU-TOOL WB-0700 will be on show.

From the range of liquid systems RAMPF Tooling will showcase the epoxy infusion system EI-2500/EH-2970-1, which is used to impregnate dry fiber packages in one operation and exhibits excellent flow and wetting properties. Through the resin infu-sion process a high part quality with low part thickness variance as well as high me-chanical properties can be achieved. Additionally structural changes are easily possible.

„We would like to present our customers with a holistic overview of various produc-tion processes, products and solutions to enable them to choose the products and processes best suited for their applications“, explains Heinz Horbanski, Managing director of RAMPF Tooling.Customers and interested parties are welcome to visit RAMPF Tooling from 12.-14. March atJEC Europe 2013in Paris, hall1, stand H46.

Source: www.rampf-tooling.de