View Full Version : Reusable Machining & Thermoforming Mold Materials?

Michael Woodruff
01-21-2000, 09:56 AM
Our company manufactures braces for the orthotics industry. The plastic
shells are made by thermoforming to a cast or machined mold. We currently
use plaster molds. Plaster is very messy work and produces very heavy
molds. We are looking into several types of foam, but this material cannot
be reused causing it to be very expensive.

Does anyone know of other materials that we may be able to use with the
following requirements:
- Has a rigid form and can be machined
- Can sustain teperatures up to 400 degrees F
- Is light weight
- Can be reused


Michael W. Woodruff
Product Development Engineer

Orthomerica Products, Inc.
6333 North Orange Blossom Trail
Northpark Commerce Center, Bldg. #220
Orlando, Florida 32810

407-290-6592 Ph.
407-290-2419 Fx.

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