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BE978 Intermediate Epoxy Tooling Board

base materials blue dots

BE978 Intermediate Epoxy Modelling & Tooling Board

BE978 is a high temperature epoxy modelling material known for its superior surface finish, dimensional stability and its ability to maintain tolerance even after being subjected to temperature variations.

base materials blue dots

Ideal applications for epoxy tooling board:

  • Master models
  • Automotive die models
  • Vacuum forming at intermediate temperatures
  • Lay-up tools for low and medium temperature curing prepreg
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BE978 Intermediate Epoxy Tooling Board
base materials blue dots

Benefits Include:

  • Low co-efficient of thermal expansion
  • Excellent dimensional stability results
  • High glass transition temperature
  • Suitable up to 145 Celsius

Available in a range of styling and tooling board dimensions, with matched materials adhesives, surface coating, sealers and release agents.

EPOXY TOOLING BOARDS SELECTOR CHART

Product BE978 BE769 BE265
Colour Blue Green Grey
Density (1 kg / m3) 680 720 780
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 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 Very fine surface structure
Low CTE
Good temperature resistance
Easily machined
Good dimensional stability
Very fine surface structure
Low CTE
Good dimensional stability
Good temperature resistance
Excellent surface structure
Low CTE & high TG
High mechanical strength
Excellent dimensional stability
Hardness (Shore D) 70 70 79
Coefficient of
thermal expansion
(106K-1)
39 39 40
Deflection Temperature
(Tg) oC
145 175 190
Compression strength (MPa) 50 50 53
Flexural strength
(MPa)
38 38 32
Dimensions mm
(Length x Width)
1524 x 608 1524 x 608 1524 x 608
Thickness mm 30, 50, 75,
100, 150, 200
30, 50,
75,100
30, 50,
75,100