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Organic fibre suitcase exploits a new adaptation of an innovative process

Roctool : 23 March, 2014  (New Product)
Based on its innovative 3iTech technology, RocTool announces a new patent to make parts without a press, using an electromagnetic induction mould.
3iTech technology, uses inductor coils directly integrated in a steel compression mould. The process can heat a mould up to 400C in several minutes or to 120C in several seconds to accelerate carbon composite part production. It was deployed to help design and manufacture composite structural seat parts, including tubes. 3iTech technology was originally presented at the IMTU 3 held on the 27 October 2009. The inductors are placed inside the mould and not visible.
 
Now, with the new patent, this process can be developed to mould all materials, including ecological ones. At the JEC 2014v show, RocTool presented a suitcase shell made from linen fibres. RocTool has just broken a world record for fast mould heating, which was witnessed by Notary Public, by heating the mould from 60 to 160C in 5.3s.
 
"Our technology has been adapted to light tooling, out of autoclave. We also want to process much smaller volumes than we currently do with our usual markets, and reduce the cycle time of technologies still using autoclaves to produce parts in a few minutes and in a single mould. This represents massive energy savings," states José Feigenblum, CTO. 
 
 
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