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14. March 2017

Rampf presents materials and technologies for the composites industry

The Rampf Group is presenting its composites competencies at JEC World 2017 in hall 6, stand T36 (joint booth with the German state of Baden-Württemberg): Rampf Tooling Solutions is showcasing new board, paste, and liquid materials for lightweight construction using composites. Rampf Composite Solutions is demonstrating its capabilities for the design, engineering, and manufacture of composites parts.

The central console of the Callaway Competition Corvette C7 GT3-R racing car was manufactured using moulds made from Raku-Tool WB-0700. (Source: Rampf)

The central console of the Callaway Competition Corvette C7 GT3-R racing car was manufactured using moulds made from Raku-Tool WB-0700. (Source: Rampf)

Rampf Tooling Solutions offers a range of materials specifically designed for modelling and mould engineering in the composites industry. This includes epoxy and polyurethane systems and covers a wide range of temperatures. The highlights at JEC World 2017 include:

Raku-Tool WB-0691 and WB-0700 – epoxy boards for high-tech applications:

  • very fine and smooth surfaces significantly reduce finishing
  • compatible with all paints, release agents, and epoxy prepregs in line with industry standards
  • “package solution” includes adhesive and repair paste that match colour, temperature resistance, and hardness of the respective boards

This carbon fibre part for a racing motorcycle was produced using Raku-Tool boards and liquid systems. (Source: Rampf)

This carbon fibre part for a racing motorcycle was produced using Raku-Tool boards and liquid systems. (Source: Rampf)

Raku-Tool boards and liquid systems for the racing industry:

  • Raku-Tool MB-0670 board: fine surface structure, low coefficient of thermal expansion, good dimensional stability, easy to machine
  • Raku-Tool EG-2105 / EH-2950-1 gelcoat system: polishable, good temperature resistance
  • Raku-Tool EI-2500 / EH-2970-1 resin infusion system: temperature resistant up to 115 °C, flows well, unfilled, low viscosity

Raku-Tool Close Contour Pastes for big projects:

  • Close Contour Pastes specially suited for economic large-scale modelling in the wind energy, marine, and automotive industry
  • high temperature resistance
  • large areas processed in single application
  • less machining and less waste due to close contour shape
  • fine and homogeneous surfaces with good mechanical properties
  • Close Contour Paste application service by Rampf Tooling Solutions (customers can concentrate solely on milling

This mould for producing wind turbine blades using the composite construction method was manufactured using Close Contour Paste Raku-Tool CP-6060. (Source: Rampf)

This mould for producing wind turbine blades using the composite construction method was manufactured using Close Contour Paste Raku-Tool CP-6060. (Source: Rampf)

 

Rampf Composite Solutions is a provider of carbon fibre and fibreglass composites for the aerospace and medical industries based in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. At JEC World 2017, the company is presenting its capabilities in engineering, structural analysis, and manufacturing to optimise the balance of weight, stiffness, vibration, materials, cost, environment, flammability, toxicity, schedule, and manufacturability of cutting-edge composite parts and assemblies. Amongst others, the company is showcasing a camera gimbal for monitoring systems. All aspects of design, engineering, and manufacture of the part are carried out in house:

  • manufactured in carbon fibre using the VARTM (Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Mold) process
  • machined to very tight tolerances on a five-axis CNC routing machine and painted to military specs
  • nickel plating added for electromagnetic interference (EMI) protection
  • final part checked for quality and measured by a AS9100 certified coordinate measuring machine (CMM)

This camera gimbal from Rampf Composite Solutions is mainly employed for monitoring systems and often fitted to helicopters. (Source: Rampf)

This camera gimbal from Rampf Composite Solutions is mainly employed for monitoring systems and often fitted to helicopters. (Source: Rampf)

“At Rampf Composite Solutions, we work closely with our customers and partners to truly understand their challenges”, said CEO Gerry Kavanaugh. “As a one-stop solution provider, almost every aspect of value chain is done in-house. This increases the efficiency of the development and production process and, ultimately, lowers the cost and maximises the quality of the end product.”

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