Tooling boards are effective in generating prototype tooling and master models. When bonded together using drilling instruments and other machinery, these boards produce larger blocks that employ CNC equipment to make finished products and parts.
A tooling board is the best option to make a CNC mould. The best way to make metal castings and prototypes is to use a tooling board. There is a growing demand for tooling boards. Global production of several types of tooling boards is accelerating the production of CNC moulds, models, and prototype tools.
Tooling boards build models with complete accuracy and efficiency. The following are the different types of tooling boards:
1. Epoxy Tooling Board
Industrial tooling, such as moulds, master moulds, castings, fixtures, and industrial production, frequently employs the epoxy system. Epoxy tools are made primarily through the processes of casting and laminating. The tooling board is resistant to high temperatures and has an excellent surface polish.
An epoxy tooling board is valuable for the transportation and aerospace industries. CNC carving of precise models and patterns requires at least one of the two types of epoxy tooling boards.
The density of EB700, an excellent epoxy tooling board, is 700 kg/m3. It is suitable for manufacturing accurate finished products. The EB6200 epoxy tooling board meets the needs of manufacturers who use prepreg to produce tools for composite parts. EB6200’s improved surface quality and ability to withstand temperature increases remain unaltered.
2. Urethane Tooling Board
CNC machine utilizes a high-density urethane tooling board for applications up to 200°F and continuous exposure. Polyurethane tooling board is a derivative of its urethane counterpart. Its application is in the automotive industry, prototype, and modelling work. Polyurethane boards are lightweight, and by putting two boards together, you can build a larger model.
A medium-density polyurethane CNC tooling board is a machinable slab developed to create patterns, jigs, master models, prototypes, fixtures, mock-ups, and other quick tooling applications.
A high-density polyurethane CNC tooling board is essential for foundry applications, risers, gratings, and core boxes.
3. Renshape Tooling Board
Lightweight urethane modelling applications benefit significantly from the durability and machinability of a renshape tooling board. It comes in several thicknesses to help reduce waste and expedite the completion of other procedures in the manufacturing process chain.
Tooling boards applications are in CNC machining environments. They play a crucial role in the prototyping, marine, and aerospace sectors.
Unlike the timber-based tooling options, the discussed tooling boards contain no cavities and excellent density, embracing various possibilities, from medium-density foams to high-density solid materials. This helps customers to match their criteria while keeping the cost reasonable.
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