Re: ceramic tooling

From: MUE (
Date: Tue Jan 20 1998 - 17:40:43 EET

Al Hastbacka wrote:
>In one of our advanced development efforts, we expect to be able to make
>ceramic tooling in sizes of up to 12" (30cm) x 18" (45 cm) x 12"(30cm)
>in size. We have had several companies express and interest in this
>capability. We also have had others ask in what applications the
>ceramic tooling would be an advantage over metal tooling.

>The question that I have of the RP List is "which applications of yours
>make sense for ceramic tooling?

I am looking for RP materials to make sheet metal forming tools. Ceramic
may be interesting. What are the properties of the material?

Hans Mueller

Dipl. Ing. Hans Mueller
(Bremer Institut fuer Betriebstechnik und angewandte Arbeitswissenschaft
an der Universitaet Bremen)
Postfach 330560, 28335 Bremen, Germany
Telefon: +49-421-218-5542 (direkt) oder +49-421-218-02 (Sekretariat)
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