01 July 2014
01 July 2014
Mastergel is operating in a new area: the supply of moulds for the manufacture of composite parts using the R process.
Matergel explains that; led by a team of engineers and technicians with extensive experience in the manufacture of models and moulds, as well as in composites moulding, Mastermoldes, the new business unit, will be responsible for all stages of development: from the design of the tool and selection of materials to the production of the mould itself, including tests and customer training.
“We do not make just the mould or model. In fact, we develop the production process of the part and define the parameters of the process. And, if necessary, the customers can train their employees here or with our staff at their premises. I believe we are one of the few companies in Brazil that offer all these alternatives,” says Rosi Ana Peterhans, Director of Mastergel.
According to Rosi, the large number of inquiries from companies wishing to manufacture parts in R motivated the creation of Mastermoldes. “People wanted to enter this segment, but they could not find the appropriate tool in the market. In addition, the manufacture of the R mould is more complex than the manual systems, hence the difficulty of processors in making the tooling on their own.”
For now, composite moulders operating in the construction sector – synthetic marble and bathtubs, mainly – and in the transportation sector are the main customers of Mastermoldes.
Photo provided by Mastergel
ThermHex Waben and EconCore will exhibit at the IAA Commercial Vehicles exhibition in Hannover, Germany, on 20-27 September 2018.
The programme has been announced for the second Composites in Sport Conference and Exhibition, being held at Loughborough University, UK, on 3-4 October 2018.
Technical Fibre Products (TFP) will exhibit nonwovens for use in surface finishing, imparting EMI shielding or fire protection, and other transport applications, at the JEC Conference on The Future of Composites in Transportation, taking place in Chicago, US, on 27-28 June.