Roctool Inc.

A heating and cooling technology leader and manufacturing solutions provider, offering engineering services and systems. Its induction process is fully adapted to plastic injection and composites processing, including multiple configurations to fit with tier manufacturers' requirements.

5900 Harris Technology Blvd., Ste. R
Charlotte, NC 28269 US

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Quilted Stratum Process production line at Cetim

Automated Preforming — Quilted Stratum Process (QSP)
CW’s tour of CETIM (Nantes, France) and the QSP line which preforms multi-thickness thermoplastic materials in 40-90 seconds for composite parts with cycle times of 1-2 minutes.

Preforming goes industrial, Part 1
ATL and AFP-based options now abound for processing dry and/or impregnated reinforcements as quickly as 1 minute or less with potential yearly part yields in the millions.

JEC World 2017: Show report, part 1
JEC World 2017 was, by almost any measure, the biggest and busiest JEC event yet, and exhibitors came with much to show the world of composites about innovation in materials, equipment and technology.

RocTool, RJG conduct study on mold heating and cooling technologies
RocTool has now characterized many materials for inclusion in its HD Plastics material database.

RocTool demos “startup” molding systems at JEC Paris
Calling it “ideal” for startup composites molders who don’t want to invest in ovens, autoclaves or time- consuming heated-tooling options, RocTool Inc. (Le Bourget du Lac, France) demonstrated its trademarked LIT out-of-autoclave/out-of-press process at JEC.

High-definition part surface quality on injection molded parts
RocTool (Le Bourget du Lac, France; Charlotte, NC, US) has introduced a new technology, called HD Plastics, that applies the company's fast, high heating and fast cooling to the improvement and optimization of thermoplastic resin systems in injection molding applications.

RocTool names new CEO
Mathieu Boulanger officially becomes RocTool’s CEO on Dec. 1, 2015.

The rise of HP-RTM
Decades of development have propelled it to prominence but its future demands industrial solutions for handling cost, complexity and process control.

RocTool, Autodesk collaborate on moldflow simulation
Rapid composites and plastics molding technology specialist RocTool is collaborating with 3D design software firm Autodesk and the company's Autodesk Simulation Moldflow Insight.

The markets: Electronics (2015)
Glass fiber/epoxy laminates have been the foundational structural substrate in printed circuit boards (PCBs) for decades, but its dominance is currently under challenge.

CAMX 2014 show report
Bigger, better and more inclusive than any previous U.S. composites trade event, the inaugural show turns North American eyes forward to the future.

Recycled carbon fiber update: Closing the CFRP lifecycle loop
Commercial production of recycled carbon fiber currently outpaces applications for it, but materials characterization and new technology demonstrations promise to close the gap.

RocTool wins global licensing agreement with Flextronics
Electronics manufacturing giant Flextronics, which has used RocTool technology since 2011, has expanded its license to include RocTool's latest injection molding processes for composites.

Nothing gets attention like a demonstration
CAMX 2014 showed that one of the best ways to prove a technology is to run it. Live and in person.

RocTool, Ju Teng sign two new production licenses
Hong Kong-based Ju Teng will use RocTool's rapid molding composites manufacturing technology in the production of touch tablet and laptop/notebook computer components.

RocTool announces new high-volume molding process
Light Induction Tooling (LIT) combines a simple, low-pressure molding system with fast heating and cooling technology to produce composite parts in cycles ranging from 105 to 310 seconds.

2014 JEC Europe Review
The composites world met again in Paris, vibrant, stronger, and more forward-looking than ever before.

JEC Europe 2014 Review
The composites world met again in Paris, vibrant, stronger, and more forward-looking than ever before.

Business and busy-ness
CT editor-in-chief Jeff Sloan returns for JEC Europe 2014 in Paris with observations about several intriguing composites industry trends.

Carbon Fiber 2013 Conference Report
Opportunities knock in Knoxville: CF 2013 featured nearly 30 speakers and almost 300 attendees, representing a wide range of participating industry, government and academic organizations.

Product Categories of Roctool Inc.

Integrally heated
Other services
Prototype
Resin injection
RTM/resin infusion