1- Who can use Plastiform products?
Anyone can use the products as long as they comply with the instructions
described in the instructions supplied with each product.
It is not necessary to have training, but we recommend that you follow the instructions on the technical documents to the letter. In case of uncertainty, there is a list of explanatory videos to answer your questions. If this is not the case, do not hesitate to contact us.
2- At what temperature should the products be used?
Our range can be used at any temperature, however the curing time varies
according to the ambient temperature. The warmer it is, the faster the
polymerization will be, while the colder it is, the slower it will be.
The polymerization times written on our supports correspond to a polymerization at 20°C.
3- How do I know which plastiform to use for my dimensional inspection?
We have implemented software capable of highlighting products in relation to a given problem. You can find it by following this link. Feel free to complete the software with additional data (a plan, a description of your needs, etc.) so that our experts can deal with your problem as effectively as possible.
In case of doubt, do not hesitate to contact us.
4- How to correctly extract a plastiform dimensional impression?
Plastiforms are very precise products, which means that once cured, they will remain in perfect contact with the walls of the part, as if glued. In order to extract an impression, it is therefore necessary to ensure that you have a good grip in order to be able to pull energetically in the axis of the impression (never unscrew). For this purpose, the demoulding rings must be used.
5- Can Plastiform products be glued? Do they stick together?
A special glue must be used for elastomer with
cyanoacrylate adhesive. To glue products together, there is no need to use anything, just pour products of the same family one on top of the other, before or after polymerization so that they become one.
6- What do the colors of the products represent?
The colour of the product is only a visual indicator that allows products to be easily distinguished.
7- How to ensure that the products are properly mixed at the outlet of the mixing injector? Or during manual mixing?
At the outlet of the injector, or after a manual mixing, the product must be mixed homogeneously, and therefore be to flow uniformly. If this is not the case, (marbled color) leave the non-homogeneous part on the side until the mixing is done correctly. Then you can take your impression.
8- Are plastiforms stained?
Plastiforms contain a dye, so it is recommended to use a gown before handling the products. In principle, the polymerized product only has to be “extracted” from the fabric to which it has adhered.
If the product has not cured, it should be diluted with water quickly.
9- At what temperature does the final impression deform?
Although plastiforms have been developed for use and measurement in
metrological laboratories (20°C), they are not sensitive to changes in ambient temperature. However, above 120°C, the dimensions of the impression will be altered.
10- Are there any materials to which plastiforms cannot be applied?
It is possible to apply our products to any type of material and its alloys (including gold, silver, titanium). They can also be used on plastic materials, wood, resins, etc. However, certain silicone-based materials should be avoided, as they can sometimes alter the polymerization of the products. We always recommend a test before use.
11- Can an underwater impression be taken?
Impressioning can work without problems underwater, and more generally in any environment without oxygen.