High-Performance Composites

MAR 2013

High-Performance Composites is read by qualified composites industry professionals in the fields of continuous carbon fiber and other high-performance composites as well as the associated end-markets of aerospace, military, and automotive.

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New Products high-speed machining center The M8 Cube from DATRON Dynamics (Milford, N.H.) is a next-generation, high-speed machining center designed to reduce the number of parts and the overall cost of the center and ultimately to simplify both service and support. Brushless, direct drives provide faster acceleration, feed rates up to 866 inches/min and shorter cycle times. A 3-kW, 40,000-rpm, liquid-chilled spindle delivers increased horsepower for heavier machining and has the flexibility to mill a wide range of materials. HSK-E 25 tool holders are said to offer precision and less than 1 micron run out. The M8 Cube has a footprint of 69 by 69 inches (1,253 by 1,253 mm). It features a work area of 40 by 28 by 9 inches (1,016 by 711 by 229 mm). The center is controlled by dynamic Windows-based software that has the flexibility to integrate with third-party software and automation systems, and it features operation indicator lights built in to the gantry and control deck to indicate machine status. Other options include a spray-mist coolant system, integrated 3-D probing and automatic tool changers with up to 30 stations and tool-length sensing. www.datrondynamics.com Finally, a fire retardant FRP with unmatched processability. Finally, there's a fire retardant, low smoke/low smoke toxicity phenolic FRP that's processed as easily as polyester. It's called Cellobond FRP and it's processed from phenolic resins available in a wide range of viscosities for: • Handlay-up/spray-up* • RTM • Filamentwinding* • SCRIMP • Pressmolding • Pultrusion *FM approved Gel coated Cellobond Phenolic FRP far exceeds DOT and FAA requirements and meetsallstringentEuropeanfireperformance tests with ease. Thelowdensity,hightemperatureresistance, low flame and low smoke / smoke toxicity properties make Cellobond the hottest new material for fire retardant applications. For the aircraft and aerospace industries that require ablative materials, wealsoofferDuriteresinsfromMomentive. Call or write today for more information. Mektech Composites Inc. Distributor for Momentive Specialty Chemicals, Inc. (Formerly Hexion) 40 Strawberry Hill Rd. • Hillsdale, NJ 07642 Tel: (201) 666-4880 Fax: (201) 666-4303 E-Mail: Mekmail@prodigy.net www.cellobond.com • www.momentive.com CNC Tools Demand Precision. Insist on Precision Board Plus– High Temperature Tooling Board. BMW Series1 full scale concept designed and built by Alex Alexiev and his team from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena,CA. Coastal Enterprises donated Precision Board Plus HDU tooling board for this project. The tighter cell structure of the new Precision Board Plus formulation has produced improved machining characteristics, resulting in more chips and less dust during cutting and machining, making for a better working environment. It also allows for faster CNC feed rates compared to wood, epoxy or alloy substrates. Our new Precision Board Plus is made from 23.9% Rapidly Renewable Resources, with a Certified Carbon Footprint of 3:1, so you and your customers can be confident that one of the most dimensionally stable substrates for a variety of tooling applications is also an environmentally friendly one. Ask for Precision Board Plus by name. n Large inventory - ready to ship n 15 Densities - 4 – 75 lb./ft3 n Large sheet sizes - thicknesses to 24" n Custom bonded blocks n International distributors 23.9% Our in-house bonding service delivers Custom Bonded tooling blocks ready for machining. Any size, any shape. Scan this image with your smart phone to go to our new website. Download a FREE QR Code Reader to your Smartphone at www.mobile-barcodes.com To request a sample, request a quote, download product data sheets or to view our new tooling gallery, please visit our website at www.precisionboard.com. Or call us at 800-845-0745 Great Pricing • Fast Shipments • Made in USA Cellobond and Durite are registered trademarks of Momentive Specialty Chemicals, Inc. march 2013 | 59

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