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PLASCAST Report Summary

Project ID: G1RD-CT-2000-00443
Funded under: FP5-GROWTH
Country: United Kingdom

Optimisation of the method for mould manufacture

The method for mould manufacture has been optimised. Plaster has been cast against wood, silicone rubber and resin patterns. The most successful is silicone rubber as it has proved difficult to remove plaster moulds from rigid patterns without damage.

The different methods of mould manufacture which can be used in the production of plaster moulds for metal casting has been evaluated. Specific needs are addressed to give an optimised process, which will provide a good quality mould ready for metal casting.

The current status is at the industrial trial stage after which more robust procedures will be developed.

(Maus machines blocks, which will be cast this summer at CTI, wait for results to put more info in here)


Peter M HAIGH, (Research Manager)
Tel.: +44-1142728647
Fax: +44-1142730852
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