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RocTool demos rapid molding technologies at Fakuma

Specializing in the design and development of technologies for rapid molding of composites and plastic injection components, RocTool (Le Bourget du Lac, France) will present its latest technologies at Fakuma on October 13 to 17 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, at the KraussMaffei booth in hall A7 (7303 and 7304). Notably, RocTool will showcase its high-performance technologies that achieve surface quality, temperature control, reduced energy usage and fast cycle times by producing parts in a single stage directly from the mold.

Clare Goldsberry

September 28, 2015

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RocTool demos rapid molding technologies at Fakuma

Specializing in the design and development of technologies for rapid molding of composites and plastic injection components, RocTool (Le Bourget du Lac, France) will present its latest technologies at Fakuma on October 13 to 17 in Friedrichshafen, Germany, at the KraussMaffei booth in hall A7 (7303 and 7304). Notably, RocTool will showcase its high-performance technologies that achieve surface quality, temperature control, reduced energy usage and fast cycle times by producing parts in a single stage directly from the mold. 

roctool300.jpgAt Fakuma, the produced parts will combine high-gloss effects and holographic textures coming from a technology unique to GF Machining Solutions. The mold is equipped with Incoe's hot-runner system, which ties in with Schofer's focus on moldmaking to ensure optimal surface quality, and Oerlikon Balzers' long-lasting mirror-polish effect using its Balitherm Primeform treatment.

With no need for additional film technology, RocTool proposes new design options for producing premium quality parts directly from the mold, thus eliminating other finishing stages. Additionally, in partnership with KraussMaffei, RocTool will demonstrate that it is possible to achieve aesthetic qualities that are in high demand. These molds also allow for a high level of replication of the mold surface thanks to an efficient heating and cooling process.

"The industrial strategy, RocTool Ready, aims to simplify access to RocTool's technologies, which are well established in the market," said RocTool CEO Stephane Hersen. "RocTool proposes a new, simplified commercial offer, available to both large groups as well as SMEs—a plug and play concept, which is more accessible within a package that includes study, license, material, installation and training," said Hersen.

About the Author(s)

Clare Goldsberry

Until she retired in September 2021, Clare Goldsberry reported on the plastics industry for more than 30 years. In addition to the 10,000+ articles she has written, by her own estimation, she is the author of several books, including The Business of Injection Molding: How to succeed as a custom molder and Purchasing Injection Molds: A buyers guide. Goldsberry is a member of the Plastics Pioneers Association. She reflected on her long career in "Time to Say Good-Bye."

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