Re: Rapid Tooling

Date: Tue Apr 15 1997 - 14:47:56 EEST

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From: Self <EPN1/EPXSR>
To: "Welsh_1" <>
Subject: Re: Rapid Tooling
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 1997 11:38:34 GMT0BST

Hi Paul,

I am doing a research on SL Tooling in Injection Moulding. I use two
different resins to make tool, Epoxy5170 and Zeneca filled resin. In
the four tools which I have made I have injected more than 500 times
with epoxy tool without any failure what so ever, and 200 injections
with Zeneca tool before it failed. I have used PP plastic at the

I am now looking at the failure analysis of the tools which may
fail during the initial injection pressure. The common cause of
failure I have found to be Shear rather than Bending. If you need any
more detail, dont hesitate to let me know.



> From: "Welsh_1" <>
> To: "RP mail-list" <>
> Subject: Rapid Tooling
> Date: Tue, 8 Apr 1997 18:41:36 -0500

> I would be interested in hearing from anyone who has experience with Rapid
> Tooling and it's application to molding both thermoset and thermoplastic
> materials. The more complex the parts, the better. Either SLS Rapidtool,
> Keltool, or any other process.
> Thank you,
> Paul Evans
> Siemens-Furnas Controls

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