Polymer specialist Trelleborg has developed a new eco-friendly dust-free tooling board.

The TC760X epoxy tooling board material can reducs the amount of airborne particles created during manufacturing in comparison to traditional epoxy tooling boards, reducing the overall environmental impact, the company said.

‘Our TC760X tooling board is really unique in that is does not dust during machining; the board flakes rather than chips for a cleaner cut,’ said Kerry Lyons, sales manager at Trelleborg. ‘Less dust means less machine breakdowns, resulting in improved production efficiency and greater cost savings, all with reduced environmental impact.’

According to Lyons, the TC760X requires virtually no secondary finishing or polishing before use. The material reportedly has a Tg of 140°C, with a low coefficient of thermal expansion.

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