Rudolph Bros. & Co. (Canal Winchester, OH, US) has introduced FenForm silicone sheet for vacuum-based molding processes. FenForm, says Rudolf Bros. & Co., is reusable, helps improve operator ergonomics, provides UV and ozone resistance, is durable from -40°C to 200°C, resists tearing, has a high elongation with low modulus, is flame resistant, does not crease and is translucent so that resin flow can be observed. Thickness ranges from 1mm to 3mm, with standard widths up to 1,450 mm. It is available cured or uncured; cured material has a fine fabric impression to aid removal.
Editor PickShape Machining launches ShapeTex preforming
Under the ShapeTex brand, Shape offers a capability to manufacture highly efficient, structurally optimized preforms with minimum waste to suit a wide variety of components across a range of industries.