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PLASTIFORM is the worldwide leading brand of 3D replicating products for metrology.

With more than 30 years of experience, Plastiform has developed a special silicone product that can be used on every industrial parts. This product replicates any internal or external form with a micron precision, and the replica is used to control the dimensions of the part. This method works against industrial waste and avoids destructive testing.

“Today, Plastiforms are essentials and has become a benchmark in the most demanding fields, including aeronautic, oil and gas, defence, the automotive industry, watchmaking and many others. “

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Plastiform applications

DIMENSIONAL CONTROL OF INTERNAL SHAPES

DIMENSIONAL CONTROL

In many production processes, it is often necessary to control the dimensions of the final part, and ensure its conformity. These processes are sometimes expensive and difficult to implement.

To address this issue, Plastiform has developed a wide range of impression products that can simplify many conformity inspections and provide an efficient, cost-saving and convenient solution for technicians or operators.

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F50

F50 is the most versatile product of all plastiforms. Thanks to its technical characteristics, it is able to solve most of the industry's dimensional control problems. Its fluidity and flexibility allow the...

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Plastiform roughness control Ra

ROUGHNESS CONTROL Ra

When checking the roughness of your parts, it is possible to face some difficulties to access the area and implement the measuring devices.

To overcome this problem, the P80 Ra has been specially developed to copy and replicate the surface roughness so that it can be more easily measured directly on the impression by the roughness meter.

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P80 Ra

P80 Ra is a non-flowing (pasty) product that can be applied to hard-to-reach surfaces (vertical, overhanging, etc.). It creates Semi-Rigid replicas (hardness 80 Shore A), which cannot be deformed when demoulded....

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VISUAL INSPECTION OF THE SURFACE CONDITION

VISUAL INSPECTION OF THE SURFACE FINISH

The surface finish can be a difficult element to check, especially in inaccessible areas of machined parts.

However, its control is very important in some industries (cosmetics, packaging, molding…). It allows to check for shape defects, wave defects, defects inside grooves and stries or even localized marks due to the tooling.

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F30 Visual

F30 Visual is an extremely fluid product, which infiltrates very easily into any cavity. Whether small (diameter up to 0.1 mm) or medium size, the product infiltrates and occupies a maximum of space, with...

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PROTECTION, MASKING AND SEAL

PROTECTION, MASKING AND SEAL

In order to protect the parts against various treatments (sandblasting, painting, polishing, chemical or thermal treatment, etc.) it is often necessary to create tailor-made protections.

Thanks to plastiforms, you can design your protections quickly and without worries of reliability. The resistance of the plastiforms allows them to withstand any test

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F50 XL

The F50 XL is a fluid product specially designed to build custom-made protective moulds. The F50 XL is the flagship product for masking and protection applications. It is extremely resistant and very practical...

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Maintien et bridage

FIX, MAINTAIN AND CLAMP

It is often necessary to hold a part during certain procedures (machining, measuring, polishing…), or to consolidate it or even to avoid vibrations.

This can be complex when the part is warped or fragile. Plastiform range allows you to reinforce, clamp and hold any part. In addition, thanks to a custom application process, you will be able to define all the parameters of your protections. (Rigidity, dimensions, etc.)

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With the Plastiform case, you will have all the accessories you need to take an impression in 3 dimensions and use it. Customize your case or opt for our already referenced solutions available !

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F50 Simple form Replica

MEASURE PLASTIFORM IMPRESSIONS

Once the Plastiform impressions have been extracted, there is still a difficulty to overcome in order to obtain the dimensions required by the operation. Indeed, depending on the replica extracted, it is more or less obvious to control it with the measuring devices available in your company.

As a general rule, we recommend that Plastiform impressions should always be checked using a non-contact inspection machine. In order to optimize their results, the use of the Double Blade Cutter is recommended: it will cut an intact profile within the replica.

Positioning the section to be controlled will be child’s play and will allow you to ensure perfect accuracy for your measurements.

It is also possible to measure some impressions using a contact measurement system. We do not recommend this solution because it will affect the final accuracy of the measurement. However, this solution is possible if micron accuracy is not your target. All products with a final hardness greater than 50 Shore A are eligible for this measurement method.

However, you must know that the pressure applied by these devices to the impression will deform it, thus altering its measurement.

Based on this principle, you must decide on your metrological objectives: are you looking for precision to the micron or are you looking for relative precision? Depending on the answer and the means at your disposal, you will be able to apply the control method that best suits your needs.

F50 Profile analysed on a Sylvac profil Projector
100mm Length Double Blade Cutter

Discover the Double Blade Cutter

The Double Blade Cutter allows you to cut a profile within a semi-flexible or semi-rigid cavity to measure the impressions on a profile projector or digital vision system with optimal accuracy. This tool can also be forged to measure for your company’s needs.

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