24 March 2015
24 March 2015
RocTool will be hosting live moulding demonstrations at NPE 2015 this week in Florida, US.
The demonstrations will take place on the following booths: KraussMaffei (Stand W903) and Engel (Stand W1303) and RocTool says that the produced parts will combine high gloss and decorative patterns made with laser etching technology. Achieving optimum injection moulded parts in one step with exceptional quality and finish is now a challenge that RocTool claims it has achieved. RocTool therefore meets the requirements of many automotive and consumer products. For the small appliance parts, which are made on the KraussMaffei KM180-750AX press, produced by Proper Tooling and equipped with MuCell microcellular foam injection moulding process, as well as for the production of the automotive part on the 2550/550 Engel, in collaboration with +GF+ (Georg Fischer) and Bayer materials, RocTool says it demonstrates that it is possible to combine technical constraints and mass industrial applications.
On their own stand (S15033), RocTool will be aiming to produce an electronic box/hub using laser texturing from +GF+ with Sabic materials on a KraussMaffei KM160-380CX press. Upon removal from the mould, it claims the part will show no sign of weld lines or sink marks; a strength that RocTool says allows it to be able to make attractive parts directly from the mould, removing other finishing stages.
RocTool Ready aims to simplify access to its premium technologies; it proposes a new simplified commercial offer, available to both large groups as well as SME’s. “A ‘plug and play’ concept, which is more accessible within a package including study, license, material, installation and training” explains Stéphane Hersen, CEO of RocTool. Furthermore, RocTool says it has put an ecosystem in place which includes software & injection machine manufacturers, mould makers and resin & composite material suppliers. “In other words, it is up to us to provide additional means of measuring interest in our technologies, from the simulation step, promoting the optimisation of its use, integrating each step of the product/s development,” he concludes.
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