SikaBlock® tooling boards

We supply an extensive range of application-oriented system solutions, consisting of special pattern and tooling plates, as well as suitable adhesives and filling compounds
The plates are based on polyurethane (PUR) and epoxy (EP) and are used for the construction of patterns, moulds and tools.

Depending on requirements for the model or mould, customers can choose between different plates with a density of 0.08 to 1.3 kg/dm³.
The broad range of different densities means we have the right plate for almost any application in terms of surface quality and mechanical properties.
Special EP plates provide high temperature resistance combined with excellent dimensional stability, thanks to a low CTE, and can be used for prepreg applications.

SikaBlock® Model boards

                                      

M80

M330

M600

M700

Density [g/cm³]

0,08

0,24

0,6

0,7

Colour

yellowish

siena

light brown

light brown

Material

PUR

PUR

PUR

PUR

Characteristics



  • fine and non-powdery surface
  • easily workable
  • low dust formation when milled


  • excellent surface quality
  • very good milling behaviour with low dust formation


  • easily workable
  • fine, dense surface
  • good compressive strength and edge stability
  • good heat distortion temperature
  • easily workable
  • fine, dense surface
  • good compressive strength and edge stability
  • good heat distortion temperature

Applications



  • Test milling, design studies
  • substructure for clay
  • simple negative moulds


  • Styling / design models, substructure for model pastes
  • simple laminating moulds


  • Master models, core models, negative cubings / data control models
  • Laminating moulds, moulds / tools for lower number of pieces (e.g. LP-RIM, vacuum forming, core boxes)


  • Master models, core models, negative cubings / data control models
  • Laminating moulds, moulds / tools for lower number of pieces (e.g. LP-RIM, vacuum forming, core boxes)


Dimensions [mm]; [ltr.]



  • 2000 x 1000 x 100; 200
  • 2000 x 1000 x 200; 400
  • 2000 x 1000 x 400; 800
  • 2000 x 1000 x 450; 900
  • 2400 x 1300 x 100; 312
  • 2400 x 1300 x 200; 624


  • 1500 x 500 x 50; 37,5
  • 1500 x 500 x 100; 75
  • 1500 x 500 x 200; 150
  • 2000 x 1000 x 50; 100
  • 2000 x 1000 x 100; 200
  • 2000 x 1000 x 150; 300
  • 2000 x 1000 x 200; 400
  • 2000 x 1000 x 250; 500


  • 1500 x 500 x 30; 22,5
  • 1500 x 500 x 50; 37,5
  • 1500 x 500 x 75; 56,25
  • 1500 x 500 x 100; 75
  • 1500 x 500 x 150; 112,5
  • 1500 x 500 x 200; 150


  • 1500 x 500 x 30; 22,5
  • 1500 x 500 x 50; 37,5
  • 1500 x 500 x 75; 56,25
  • 1500 x 500 x 100; 75
  • 1500 x 500 x 150; 112,5


Shore hardness

-

D 25

D 58

D 66

Flex. strength [MPa]

1

5

19

26

Thermal resistance [°C]

130

60

80

90

CTE αT [1/K]

50 x 10-6

65 x 10-6

55 x 10-6

55 x 10-6

further items available on request

SikaBlock® Tooling Boards


M1000                             

M945

LAB 975 NEU

LAB 973

Density [g/cm³]

1

1,3

0,7

0,75

Colour

white

green

light green

blue

Material

PUR

PUR

EP

EP

Characteristics




  • medium density
  • good compressive strength and edge stability
  • low thermal expansion and high dimensional stability
  • good abrasion resistance
  • easy to mill
  • high strength
  • new low density epoxy board
  • high dimensional stability under pressure and heat up to 130°C
  • excellent performance / price ratio
  • low density epoxy board
  • high dimensional stability under pressure and heat up to 125°C
  • superior machinability and surface aspect

Applications



  • Models making and simple mould manufacture
  • Manufacture of gauges, moulds and tools
  • Match plates, foundry patterns
  • Core boxes
  • LP-RIM-moulds
  • Meta sheet forming tools
  • Hammer forms
  • Master models, core models, negative cubings / data control models
  • Prepreg moulds and parts (up to 120°C curing)
  • Vacuum forming moulds


  • Master models, core models, negative cubings / data control models
  • Prepreg moulds and parts (up to 120°C curing)
  • Vacuum forming moulds

Dimensions [mm]; [ltr.]



  • 1500 x 500 x 50; 37,5
  • 1500 x 500 x 75; 56,25
  • 1500 x 500 x 100; 75


  • 1000 x 500 x 30; 15
  • 1000 x 500 x 50; 25
  • 1000 x 500 x 75; 37,5
  • 1000 x 500 x 100; 50


  • 1500 x 500 x 50; 37,5
  • 1500 x 500 x 75; 56,25
  • 1500 x 500 x 100; 75
  • 1500 x 500 x 150; 112,5
  • 1500 x 500 x 200; 150


  • 1500 x 500 x 50; 37,5
  • 1500 x 500 x 75; 56,25
  • 1500 x 500 x 100; 75


Shore hardness

D 75

D 83

D 75 (D 68 @ 130°C)

D 73 (D 63 @ 130°C)

Flex. strength [MPa]

48

100

30

30

Thermal resistance [°C]

85

80

130

125

CTE αT [1/K]

50-55 x 10-6

65 x 10-6

35-40 x 10-6

35-45 x 10-6

further items available on  request