ASTM D STANDARD TEST METHOD FOR LINEAR SHRINKAGE OF CURED THERMOSETTING CASTING RESINS DURING CURE. Find the most up-to-date version of ASTM D at Engineering ASTM-D Linear Shrinkage of Cured Thermosetting Casting Resins During Cure, Standard Test Method F.
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Before casting a urethane part, an accurate assessment of shrinkage is a key to obtaining dimensionally accurate results. Shrink in urethane systems, and other thermoset plastics, is affected by several factors:. As a starting point, the manufacturer-supplied shrink characteristics of the polyurethane being used should be considered.
Cured Shrinkage Tested by ASTM D2566
This test typically involves use of a 9. After the mass of polyurethane is mixed and poured into the mold, it is allowed to aetm overnight before being demolded. The resulting test piece is measured for shrink. The polyurethane sample then cures at room temperature for seven days and is measured again to determine the amount of dimensional change from initial demolding until full cure.
While the ASTM D shrink results are helpful in estimating how a particular polyurethane will perform in a real-world application, the values cannot be fully relied upon because the tests were conducted in the controlled laboratory setting with mold dimensions that are probably different than that of the customers parts.
In addition, the physical characteristics of a resin system will affect its shrinkage.
For example, materials with high exotherm can be expected to shrink more than low exotherm products. Similarly, when resin systems are cast to form thick-walled or large parts, they will generate more heat during curing and exhibit greater shrinkage than when used for thin-walled parts.
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Keep up to date on the latest Developments at Innovative Polumers. Sign up for our newsletter here. Casting Accessories Silicones Inc. Tech Tips Before casting a urethane part, an accurate assessment of shrinkage is a key to obtaining dimensionally accurate results. Shrink in urethane systems, and other thermoset plastics, d256 affected by several factors: Casting size and wall thickness Shop temperature Peak exotherm of the polyurethane Mold material and temperature As a starting point, the manufacturer-supplied shrink characteristics of the polyurethane being used should be considered.
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