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BE368 EPOXY TOOLING BOARD

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BE368 Epoxy Tooling Board

BE368 is a material designed to create an excellent finish where stability is essential, and is made through a high temperature toughened epoxy.

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Ideal applications for high temperature epoxy moulding:

  • Master models
  • Automotive die models
  • Vacuum forming
  • Lay-Up tools for low and medium temperature curing prepreg
  • Light weight coring materials
BE368 product for tooling board
be368 tooling board application
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Features & Benefits Include:

  • Good surface structure
  • Low coefficient of thermal expansion
  • Good heat resistance
  • High mechanical properties
  • Excellent dimensional stability
  • Low density
  • Inert surface

Adhesives, sealers, surface coats, and release agents are offered in a variety of tooling and modelling board diameters

Physical Properties

Colour

Hardness, shore D (±3)

Density, kg/m3 (± 30)

Glass transition temperature, ˚C (±5)

Coefficient of thermal expansion, 10-6K-1 (±5)

Flexural modulus, MPa (±200)

Flexural strength, MPa (±5)

Compressive modulus, MPa (±200)

Compressive strength, MPa (±5)

Value

Violet

73

710

120

39

2450

36

2700

61

Test Method

Visual

ISO 868

ISO 1183 - 1

ISO 11357

ISO 11359

ISO 178

ISO 178

ISO 604

ISO 604

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Back Up & Framing Structures

Use one of the recommended adhesives for attaching back up or framing structures to the tooling board. Use caution when making mechanical attachments to higher temperature boards as variations in coefficients of thermal expansion may cause warping or micro cracking when subjected to heat. Variations in the coefficients of thermal expansion of boards, adhesives and back up or framing materials may introduce stress into composite structures when they are heated or cooled.

BE368 EPOXY TOOLING BOARD
BE368 EPOXY MODELLING BOARD
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Safety & Handling

Please refer to the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for the most up to date safety and handling information.

Exposure should be minimised and avoided using proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and appropriate manufacturing controls. All persons who use, store, or transport these materials should properly understand the handling precautions and recommendations as stated in the SDS.

ANCILLARIES

For details on adhesives, repair pastes, sealants and release agents please see the dedicated selection guide

STORAGE OF MATERIALS

The boards must be stored on a flat, dry surface. Temperature variations must be avoided during transportation and storage

EPOXY TOOLING BOARDS SELECTOR CHART

Product BE368 BE978 BE650 BE769 BE265
Colour Violet Blue Green Green Grey
Density (1 kg / m3) 710 680 675 720 780
Applications Master Models
Automotive Die Models Vacuum Forming at medium Temperatures Lay-Up Tools
for Low Medium Temperature
Curing Prepreg Light
weight coring materials
Master models
Automotive Die Models
Vacuum forming at medium temperatures
Lay-Up tools for low medium temperature curing prepreg
Light weight coring materials
Master Models Automotive
Die Models Vacuum Forming
at medium Temperatures
Lay-Up Tools for Low
Medium Temperature Curing Prepreg Light weight coring materials
Master models
Automotive Die Models
Vacuum forming at high temperatures
Lay-Up tools for low medium to high temperature curing prepreg
Direct tooling
Coring materials
Master models
Automotive Die Models
Vacuum forming at high temperatures
Lay-Up tools for high temperature curing prepreg
Direct tooling
Key Properties Good surface finish Low
CTE Intermediate TG
Easily machined Excellent dimensional stability
Excellent surface finish
Low CTE, Intermediate TG
Easily machined Excellent
dimensional stability
Very fine surface finish
Low CTE Intermediate TG Easily machined Excellent dimensional stability
Excellent surface finish Low
CTE & high TG Good
dimensional stability High compressive strength Suitable for use up to 175⁰C
Excellent surface finish Low
CTE & high TG Good
dimensional stability High compressive strength Suitable for use up to 185⁰C
Hardness (Shore D) 73 70 71 70 79
Coefficient of
thermal expansion
(106K-1)
39 39 35 39 40
Deflection Temperature
(Tg) oC
120 145 147 175 190
Compression strength (MPa) 61 50 57 50 53
Flexural strength
(MPa)
36 38 35 38 32
Dimensions mm
(Length x Width)
1524 x 608 1524 x 608 1524 x 608 1524 x 608 1524 x 608
Thickness mm 50,75,
100,150
30, 50, 75,
100, 150, 200
50, 125 30, 50,
75,100
30, 50,
75,100