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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The new composites manufacturing innovation center is intended to be a source of grand challenges for industry, like the kind that got us to the moon under JFK. These aren't the words its new CEO Craig Blue used, but that's the idea and the vision behind the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.