Fibre-reinforced plastics (Durostone)
Durostone is a fibre-reinforced plastic that is used in a variety of areas, for example, in chemical and maritime applications, where resistance to aggressive media and thermal stability up to 180 degrees Celsius are significant. Furthermore, Durostone fasteners are also used for construction projects as an alternative to steel, since Durostone is substantially lighter and electrically, as well as thermally insulating, corrosion-resistant and resistant to aggressive media. Depending on requirements, polyester resin sheets with various properties can likewise be made from Durostone, e.g. in terms of fire class, thermal properties or resistance to chemicals.
Durostone at J. Schwarz
J. Schwarz processes Durostone as a particularly suitable material for 3D milling with 3-axis and 5-axis machines. The maximum 3-axis processing area is 4000 x 2000 mm, and the maximum 5-axis cube shape encompasses 2000 mm x 1000 mm x 600 mm. A total of six milling centres are available.