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The first Wabash press was built in 1941 for a Wabash, Indiana, US high school science teacher who wanted a hydraulic press in his lab to teach students about moulding and laminating various materials.
Since this first press, Wabash explains that it has expanded into presses for compression moulding, transfer moulding, liquid silicone injection moulding, C-frame and presses with vacuum assist which are available in hydraulic, electric and pneumatic versions.
Wabash adds that presses can be produced in sizes from 0.5 to 1200 tons, and bed sizes from 6” x 6” to 6’ x 12’, for moulding, laminating, trimming, forming, bonding, sizing and more. A range of clamp force options, platen heating and cooling options, enhanced control packages and standard and custom options and accessories are also available.
According to Wabash, applications for its presses include ASTM polymer testing, proppant crush testing, rubber, plastics and composites moulding, R&D, laboratory and other specialised processes.
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