Services around ebalta plastics

In order to facilitate the further processing of plastics, ebalta offers complementary useful services. These include the paste service – the application of epoxy modelling paste P 26 by the paste team, the casting of jointless plastic blocks made of polyurethane and the customer trainings in processing methods and in the handling of plastics, such as the application of vacuum infusion for the production of composites.

Putting on modelling paste: service from start to finish from a single source

The epoxy modelling paste from ebalta is suitable both for 1-to-1 design models, e.g. in the automotive sector or rail vehicle construction, and for production moulds – such as laminating moulds – e.g. for wind wings or boat hulls. Especially for large-scale model and mould making, speed and process reliability are required when applying the modelling paste.

Here, the experienced ebalta paste team provides support both on site and at the ebalta location with its own pasting equipment, which is adapted to the EP modelling paste P26. The ebalta paste team is very familiar with the technology, material and equipment and is very precise and fast in applying the paste. This means that very large models and moulds can be produced very quickly and economically.

Project planning for the paste service

Original size design modell of a carside panel made of modelling paste P26

Depending on the application, the modelling paste is placed on a substructure made of polystyrene, PU foam, laminate or the ebaboard L-2 design board. The substructure can be provided or manufactured by ebalta.

Depending on the thickness of the paste, the modelling paste hardens in 24 to 48 hours. Then it can be milled and finished.

Due to the fast delivery of the modelling paste in 24 hours, the provision of the substructure on request and the application by the ebalta paste team, customers receive paste services from one source from start to finish.

ebablock®: Casting individual polyurethane blocks

Casting resin service: Individual casting in special shapes as ebablock

ebablock® polyurethane blocks in individual dimensions is recommended for models, moulds and tools with demanding geometries and large volumes but also for PU components that are used as a series.

The plastic blocks are cast and annealed in the ebalta production halls in a prefabricated negative mould made of polystyrene, PU foam or wood according to individual customer specifications. Wooden moulds and, on request, polystyrene / PU foam negatives, are provided by ebalta.

The degree of detail of the plastic block depends on the individual mould. ebalta PU blanks can be cast close to the final contour, with only 15 millimetres machining allowance. Simplified blocks and rectangular blocks are also available.

The advantages of ebablock®

  • Seamless models, tools and components, as no gluing of individual boards is necessary.

  • Save material by casting in prefabricated negatives and inserting displacers.

  • Correspondingly, significantly shorter milling times than with plates, due to the near-contour geometry of the ebablock®.

  • The result is a series of components that are almost ready for use.

  • The service offered is the import of CAD data, the resulting project planning and the provision of negative moulds.

Easy-to-cast plastic blocks are ready for delivery after 6-7 working days. PU blocks cast in negative moulds are ready for delivery in 8-10 days. For further information, please contact product manager Alexandra Holzmann.

Customer training for processing methods

As a long-standing supplier for model and mould making, ebalta specialists have a lot of practical experience with all common processes. Furthermore, as a manufacturer and supplier of epoxy and polyurethane resins as well as silicones, ebalta is very familiar with the material.

This knowledge can be imparted – either on site or in Rothenburg ob der Tauber, at the ebalta location. This is because ebalta customer training courses are designed individually for customers and their employees.

Customer Training in foundry pattern making

Gießereimodelle aus einer Gießharz Schulung

The know-how in dealing with casting resins distinguishes ebalta. Because ebalta has grown up with foundry model making. During the ebalta foundry model making training courses, valuable tips and tricks are taught for the production of models and moulds in the build-up or casting process.

Production of composites with the vacuum infusion process

Gießharz Kundenschulung für Vakuuminfusionsverfahren

In vacuum infusion, resin is bonded with fibres. The vacuum means that less resin is used than in other processes. Product manager Stefan Koppmair shows how this process succeeds without any problems.

Customer training: Parts production in the low-pressure RIM and vacuum process

Kundenschulung: Rapid Prototyping mit RIM- und Vakuumguss-Verfahren

In the customer training on the topic of RIM and vacuum, this process is taught in a practical way. The ebalta specialists train everything from mould making to the first parts production: how to make the first silicone moulds, how to set up the machine correctly and also how to create the first components. Product manager Frank Siemon is an ebalta expert in these processes.