Mill thermosets as best as possible
Duroplasts can no longer be plastically deformed after curing. (If they are heated again, they will burn.) Thermosets are also characterized by the fact that they are not soluble in any solvent and do not show any signs of swelling when combined with plasticizers. As a rule, duroplastics have a higher temperature resistance than thermoplastic materials. Because they cannot be formed, thermosets are primarily supplied as rod, blocks, or sheet material to make components.
Thermosetting plastics are used wherever higher temperature resistance or impact strength is required in the components. In addition, the matrix of fiber composite materials such as carbon reinforced plastic (CFRP) or glass fiber reinforced plastic (GFRP) often consists of duroplastic materials.
Thermosets include phenol formaldehyde resin (PF), melamine formaldehyde resin (MF), melamine/phenol formaldehyde resin (MPF), urea formaldehyde resin (UF) and silicone rubber (SI). Epoxy resins (EP) and polyurethanes (PU) form large groups of materials within the thermosets. The tools from the Universal Line and the tools from the Proto-Line are ideal for processing thermosets.
Clean cutting edge at high feed rates
In the case of duroplastics, it is mainly the absence of burrs and the quality of the cutting edge that is important at high feed rates. The Hufschmied Universal-Line and Proto-Line tools are optimized to achieve these specifications and promise post-processing-free quality.