Tooling board, also named model board, has roots in aerospace precision engineering. Both low and high-temperature tooling board have excellent machining characteristics and dimensional stability, making It a very popular choice across many industries.
Using Tooling Board Correctly
When using tooling board, you should always ensure to use the correct speed setting for the model board you are using. You need to ensure the cutting tool being used can quickly move in and out of the material.
When using high temperatures during machining, make sure when sure you ramp down slowly in increments. This allows the tool temperature to cool slowly so cracking does not occur. It is also key to make sure the correct type of tooling board is used. Polyurethane tooling board is made specially to withstand very high temperatures.
You should ensure a compatible mould release is used so the mould and tool avoid damage. Care must be taken to choose the correct release agent, so it does not affect the curing process. You should always sim to test a sample part to confirm compatibility with your chosen materials.
Tooling boards are available in a wide range of densities and thicknesses to match the performance requirements of the industry, so you can be sure you will find one to work best with what you are looking for.