Tough. Durable. Low coefficient of thermal expansion. ESS-TOOL™ delivers all of the properties expected from high performance, intermediate temperature tooling board plus enhancements to cut machining time in half and increase ramp down curing rates at 2X or more as compared to today’s industry standards.
Leveraging 30+ years of experience in materials science, Engineered Syntactic Systems (ESS) has developed a new line of epoxy and thermoplastic tooling boards for the composites industry. These tough and machinable materials are an excellent choice for composite fabrication in pre-preg and autoclave cure, wet lay-up, vacuum infusion and other composite processes. They may also be used for constructing forming tools, master models, fixturing and other heat resistant applications.
ESS-TOOL 250 is the newest addition to our tooling board family. With enhanced properties for toughness and durability, it is designed for use at temperatures up to 250°F (121°C). The material is engineered with a unique cell structure to reduce machining time and a polymer system that enhances toughness. The result is faster machinability with superb surface qualities to reduce machining and polishing time. The enhanced toughness allows ramp down rates of up to 4°F/minute (2°C). Users can produce models and tools with great precision and dimensional stability.
Visit ESS at CAMX 2017 at booth N71 from September 11-14 the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.