Many industrial processes - laminating, vulcanizing, extruding, curing, bonding and isothermal or superplastic forming - require the use of heated metallic platens and dies.  For these applications, there are basic design criteria essential for efficient and effective results in processes ranging from 100 to 2,200˚F (36 to 1,204˚C). The main areas of concern in designing a heated tool or platen...



Originally developed for forming of metals, heated ceramic platens and tools are finding a place for themselves in thermoforming plastics and composites. As the technology for such applications has expanded, ceramics have become more inviting...




Using Heaters Effectively in Metallic Platens and Dies

Taming Ceramics for Platen Heating

Original Article Appearance: Business News Publishing Co. Process Heating March 1996

Original Article Appearance: Business News Publishing Co. Process Heating November/December 1994

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