Tips When Using Model Board
Model board, also referred to as tooling board, was originally developed in aerospace precision engineering. Both low and high-temperature model board are well known for possessing excellent machining characteristics and dimensional stability, making It a very popular choice across many different industries.
When the model board is being shaped, you should take care to use the correct speed setting for the model board you are using to make sure that the material is not damaged in any way. It should be the case that the cutting tool being used can quickly move in and out of the model board.
When using high temperatures during CNC machining, it is recommended to ramp down slowly in increments. This is because it allows the tool temperature to cool down slowly to prevent cracking. It is also important to make sure the correct type of model board is used. Epoxy model board especially is made specially to withstand very high temperatures.
Another tip is to ensure a compatible mould release is used so the mould and tool avoid damage. Care should be taken to choose the correct release agent, as it can affect the curing process. You should always aim to test a sample part to confirm compatibility with your chosen materials.
Model boards are available in a wide range of densities and thicknesses to match the performance requirements of the industry, so you can be sure you will find one to work best with what you are looking for.