PLASTIFORM moulding pastes allow print molding of complex internal and external machined parts, which can then be viewed and checked using optical, contact or non-contact measuring equipment.
Sylvac - PLASTIFORM products are made up of two components that solidify upon contact (mixing ratio 1:1). While curing, they imitate all the details of the surface on which they are applied with a very high precision: dimensions, forms, texture, surface finish.
PLASTIFORM is available in different versions and consistencies allowing you to obtain flexible, semi-flexible, rigid, or semi-rigid impressions. The applications for PLASTIFORM include:
- Internal complex forms control
- Internal simple forms control
- External complex forms control
- External simple forms control
- Roughness control Ra
- Visual surface finish control
- Protection, masking, seal
- Fix, clamp, add strength to parts
- Dimensional Impressions
Sylvac - PLASTIFORM polymer compounds have these unique technical features:
- Virtually no shrinkage
- Micron accuracy
- Shape-retention memory
- No adhesion, no residue
- Environmentally friendly
- Dimensional stability
Do you destroy any parts to check internal dimensions or features?
Sylvac - PLASTIFORM avoids most destructive testings. The impression allows to measure and control all internal dimensions in minutes, without damaging the original part.
Do you have difficulties to control hard-to-access surfaces?
Impossible-to-reach features are no longer a problem with Sylvac - PLASTIFORM impressions.
Do you have to dismantle heavy or complex assembled parts to control some features?
Using Sylvac - PLASTIFORM often avoids to move heavy parts, or dismantle complex machines. All you need to do is copy the surface, then take the impression to the metrology lab.
Do you need to control surface finish and/or roughness?
There is a version of Sylvac - PLASTIFORM especially designed for this kind of applications. It is even possible to control Roughness Ra with the SRC8 Ra with a +/- 0,01 µm accuracy.
Are you doing surface treatments? (chemical, thermic, painting, sandblast, etc)
Sylvac - PLASTIFORM products are used to create protections and masks. They offer a great complement to masking tape and protective caps.
Do you need to maintain, fix or clamp complex or fragile parts to control or machine them?
Sylvac - PLASTIFORM products can also be used to precisely and quickly maintain parts. The fixing mold can be reused several times.