Design and Styling Boards

Light PUR foam boards are most favoured materials that designers prefer to work with to create shaped forms or styling prototypes/models. These specially formulated boards are offered from 5 lbs/ft³ to 22 lbs/ft³ density with optimum balanced mechanical and thermal properties. All boards feature excellent machinability by hand or CNC milling, producing mainly shavings and minimal dust while delivering a fine and non-powdery surface.

Model and Tooling Boards

Medium density brown boards are the ideal material for making master models or moulds for short series of parts. From 28 lbs/ft³ to 42 lbs/ft³ we offer a complete range to satisfy every preference of model makers in mechanical strength, thermal resistance and, of course, surface aspect. Prolab boards display the smoothest surface aspect in such category in the market place while SikaBlocks® are thermally the most resistant and stable.

Boards with Very High Dimensional Stability

For composites tooling we offer epoxy boards with very compact surface aspect, high dimensional stability under heat and pressure to produce prepreg moulds or parts in autoclave and up to 130°C. We offer a high density PUR tooling boards from 104 lbs/ft³ with high mechanical strength combined with high dimensional stability. Their performance package makes them suitable for applications such as checking fixtures, gauges, vacuum forming tools, low pressure RIM-moulds as well as metal sheet stamping tools and thermoforming tools.

Boards for Tooling and Foundry Applications

SikaAxson offers a range of tooling boards from 52 lbs/ft³ to 74 lbs/ft³ specially dedicated to automotive checking fixtures and foundry patterns and cold core boxes.  Model-makers can select the most suitable board for their requirements in durability, density and abrasion resistance, as well as strength and dimensional stability; for foundry patterns from low to higher series of sand moldings; for CMM checking from prototype to production parts. These boards are cost effective alternative solutions to metallic patterns and cold core boxes for most foundry processes up to medium size series, as well as metal forming, hammer forming, stretch press dies, hemmingbucks, vacuum forming, and production checking and assembly fixtures. 

Board Adhesives and Repair Materials

All block materials have an adhesive so they can be glued up to near net shape, or the thickness can be changed per the specification.  Most of the block materials also have a patch paste that is close in color to the board, to fill in any gouges or make any quick changes.