03 June 2008
03 June 2008
Pearson Precision Tooling, a new division of U.S. boatbuilder Pearson Yachts, has chosen SP, the marine business of Gurit, for the supply of tooling paste T-Paste 70-1.
Following the recent purchase of a CNC Robot system to assist with plug work and the outsourced tooling they undertake, Pearson Precision Tooling needed a paste for application to a Styrofoam base that would work seamlessly with their new machines. Ease of application and excellent adhesion to expanded polystyrene is one of the main advantages of T-Paste 70-1.
Gurit say that the surface quality afforded by T-Paste 70-1 reduces the time taken to finish the pattern and opens up the opportunity for moulds to be taken directly off the paste. The epoxy paste can be applied to complex curvatures in one operation at up to a thickness of 40mm without sagging, even on undercuts. The hardness of the paste has been optimised to give the best possible machining properties giving good cut definition with no break-out or damage in detail areas.
T-Paste 70-1 already has customers including UK-based Princess Yachts, Seaway in Slovenia and El-bo Produktion in Denmark.
Brian Barer, Business Unit Manager and VP Operations for Pearson Precision Tooling, explained why they had chosen T-Paste 70-1
“T-Paste is very easy to work with - we were astounded by the speed and ease at which we were able to apply the paste,” he said. “One of the main reasons for choosing T-Paste was because it goes on as a paste and not as a spray, which keeps the environment a lot cleaner and is less hazardous to our employees. We also liked the fact that T-paste is compatible with EPS as well as being very easy to machine and does not tend to dull our cutting tools. “The first part of the tooling process using T-Paste went flawlessly and we look forward to seeing the finished results.”