Ren Shape(TM) 5003 and 5005 epoxy boards are for modeling and tooling. Ren Shape 5003 low-density epoxy board is for CNC machining master models and prepeg tools that can withstand temperatures up to 140F. Ren Shape 5005 epoxy board is for the same applications, but can withstand temperatures as high as 250F. Data sheet provides property information and covers adhesives formulated for joining the boards, block-construction techniques, and available sizes.
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