Plastic Thermoset Heating Isobars are used within thermoset molds to
superconduct energy to cores and mold face sections. They provide
near-isothermal conditions and rapid energy throughput on all the
mold's working surfaces. Isobar® Heat Pipes replenish the energy drawn
from the mold face to the part during the cure cycle significantly
faster than relying on the thermal conductivity of tool steel.
Acrolab's solution to Plastic Thermoset Heating has the Isobar® Heat
Pipes arranged in such a way as to allow for full accessibilty and easy
heater replacement in the event of heater failure. This means easier
maintenance and less down time for your mold.
A good example is the process of manufacturing headlight housings —
a critical mold producing a part which has lens elements to refocus the
headlights in a car. It has a very critical dimensional tolerance
requirement. The Isobar® Heat Pipes provide the unique temperature
uniformity required in order to get geometric consistency from part to
part. Acrolab's Isobar® Heat Pipe Transfer systems are specified by
over 90% of the head light manufacturers in North America. At last
count, the Isobar® Heat Pipe Transfer System has been installed in over
200 injection thermoset head lamp housing molds.
Contact our Engineering Department to receive a quote on using
Acrolab's Heat Transfer System for your Plastic Thermoset heating
Isobar is a registered trade mark of Acrolab Ltd.