High-Temperature, High-Density Epoxy-Urethane Foam:
An Economical Alternative for Soft Tooling and Molds
Date: April 10, 2014, 2 p.m. EDT
Presenter: Mitch Johnson, Senior Technical Director,
General Plastics Mfg. Co.
High-temperature, high-density epoxy-urethane foam is an economical and timesaving solution for soft tools (small, monolithic or large-mass), as well as for low-rate or rapid prototyping.
This foam can be more rapidly machined; it is easily bonded; and it is more economical than wood, alloy or epoxy-based alternatives.
Common applications include prototype machining, prepreg composite layup tooling, vacuum form tooling, tool proofing, pattern making and master model making.
During this webinar, participants will lear the properties of soft tools, tool preparation, selecting the right density, and tool curing processes
Presenter: Mitch Johnson, PhD, is Senior Technical Director of General Plastics Manufacturing Co. and holds more than 15 patents and publications. In this role, he leads new product development and drives continuous improvement of the company's advanced materials and processes. Responsible for the company's R&D group, Mitch oversees a team of chemists and technicians, and works with customers to create products that fulfill specific requirements and applications.
Mitch joined General Plastics in 2008 from 3M Company, where, as a developer, he created numerous coatings, protective materials and foams. He earned his doctorate from the University of Utah, conducting his thesis work in the field of organic chemistry. Mitch also pursued postdoctoral studies at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he studied organometallic lanthanide chemistry.