Kyle Wohler, Sales Manager at RAMPF Group, Inc.:
RAKU® TOOL WB-1258 outperforms all other plastics in the pattern and mold industry. The polyurethane board was developed in partnership with foundry shops all over the world, resulting in an extremely abrasion-resistant material that produces more than 100,000 replications and machines 40 percent faster than its competitor products
The key advantages of RAKU® TOOL WB-1258 are
- Fast and high-precision production of models via direct milling from CAD data
- Easy to process, changes can be easily made
- Limited handling of liquid systems (adhesive)
- Cost savings in comparison to metal or face cast pattern plates
- Low weight
One of the many companies that use RAKU® TOOL WB-1258 is Neenah Foundry, headquartered in Neenah, WI. It is the largest independent foundry in the US and a specialist manufacturer and provider of highly engineered, structural, and sustainable solutions for a variety of infrastructure and industrial end-market customers.
Gary Verbeten, Manager Pattern Operation at Neenah Foundry, says:
The WB-1258 machines more accurately, it’s smooth and polishes better, it’s more durable, and wears really well. Overall, I would pay more money for a product that will significantly shorten lead times along with labor hours and costs. There is little to no clean up necessary when the pattern or core box comes off of the mill.