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Simulation and manufacture of wax toolfaces for the creation of silicone rubber tools using Magics™ RP software

Rennie, Allan and Bennett, Graham R. (2000) Simulation and manufacture of wax toolfaces for the creation of silicone rubber tools using Magics™ RP software. International Journal of Engineering Simulation, 1 (3). pp. 24-30. ISSN 1468-1137

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Abstract

Using a new tooling simulation software package has allowed a novel technique to be developed for the process of polyurethane casting using silicone rubber tooling. The manufacture of casting toolfaces is done in a wax material using a 3D Systems’ ThermoJet machine; this new technique has led to a significant reduction in the overall time required to produce polyurethane castings. Utilisation of the new tooling module for Magics™ RP from Materialise has enabled the creation of parting planes, material feed points, and location patterning, developing ideal models for reproduction in silicone rubber. This paper shows how the software is utilised for this purpose, and how the toolface design is established.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Engineering Simulation
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering
ID Code: 50505
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 27 Oct 2011 11:08
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 22:46
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/50505

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