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03-19-2009 05:36 PM CET | Industry, Real Estate & Construction

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MTT Vacuum Resin 8040 A New Material for Simulating Prototypes in Polypropylene

MTT Technologies Ltd, formerly MCP-Group Tooling Technologies offers a new material in polypropylene quality to fill an important gap in the range of vacuum resins. Vacuum resins are used together with the MTT Vacuum Casting Process, worldwide the most widely used system for making multiple castings from generatively produced RP models. Alongside turnkey vacuum casting systems, silicone tooling technologies and process training, MTT Technologies supplies a large selection of over 30 different thermoplastic similar vacuum resins based on polyurethane specifically for the production of industrial prototype components. The range of vacuum resins stretches from soft rubber type materials with 40 Shore

A strength through ABS quality to materials with high temperature resistance, similar to engineering plastics. The new 8040 material is 100% comparable to injection moulded, unfilled polypropylene (PP) possessing all the thermal and mechanical properties required for the industrial testing of components (see the comparative data chart) 8040 guarantees an extensive test life for bending and flexing in the pre-production phase and is particularly suited for the prototype manufacture and functional testing of living hinges. Using the MTT Vacuum Casting Process, the silicone, RTV moulds and the first prototypes can be produced within 24 hours of the required RP model being available. All models produced with generative Rapid Prototyping (RP) methods are suitable for the MTT Vacuum Casting Process.

Prototyping Applications for 8040
• Living hinges
• Automotive bumpers and spoilers
• Automotive air conditioner housings
• Cable housings and snapper locks
• Air ducts
• Electrical housings
• Container and Container caps

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Author: Ronald Simmonds, MTT Technologies Group, formerly MCP-Group

MTT Technologies, formerly MCP Group, has had more than 50 years experience in designing and supplying process technologies, equipment and proprietary materials foremost to the aircraft and automotive industry; workholding and material solutions for machining turbine blades and optical lenses; prototype sheet metal forming systems; metal spray mould processes for plastics tooling. One of the most popular processes is MCP now MTT Vacuum Casting which was introduced as the very first supplier long ago as 1987. MCP now MTT Vacuum Casting enables high quality low volume production of plastic and nylon parts and wax parts for metal prototyping. With over 1500 installations worldwide in the prototyping industry, MCP now MTT is recognised the state of the art supplier with the leading technology. Further interesting products, facts and information. Purpose built, injection moulding machines for prototyping requirement: Silicone, soft tooling technology. 2002: MCP receives the highly regarded TÜV Rheinland certification for vacuum casting machines and is the only manufacturer to supply vacuum casting equipment with the very highest international safety rating: TÜV GS Rheinland, VDE, CE and DIN ISO 9001. 2002: The introduction of the MCP - Realizer SLM using Selective Laser Melting Technology which builds Tools and single individual engineering and implant parts in pure, dense steel cobalt - chrome and titanium from CAD data files.

Going back as long as 25 years, all MCP now MTT processes have been sold and supplied worldwide with comprehensive hands-on training course in mould and prototype production through MCP's own technicians. See our reference list.

2008 - After merging the MCP Group and Sidech SA the independent MTT Technologies Group was founded. This Technology Group continues to produce and develop the various tooling technologies as well as the new Selective Laser Melting Technology via factories in Germany and UK as well as a global distributor network.

MTT supplies the Full Service Supplier
the widest range of machines, mould making and casting materials, tools and accessories, complete customer training - worldwide. MTT Tooling and Casting Technologies guarantee the quickest return on investment.

MTT Technologies Ltd.
Whitebridge Way, Whitebridge Park, Stone,
Staffordshire ST15 8LQ.
Tel: +44 (0)1785 815651
Fax: +44 (0)1785 812115


MTT Technologies GmbH
Roggenhorster Strasse 9 c
D- 23556 Lübeck
Tel. +49 451/16082- 0
Fax.+49 451/16082 - 250

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