Rods are available in different materials and can be shaped and cut according to your needs. Vanéflon can execute various production techniques to meet your requirements: compression molding, horizontal molding, hot molding and extrusion.

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Rods

Rods are available in different materials and can be shaped and cut according to your needs. Vanéflon can execute various production techniques to meet your requirements: compression molding, horizontal molding, hot molding and extrusion. Vanéflon can guarantee tolerances up to 0,1 mm. The big stock makes for fast delivery times. If you have specific requirements, tailormade production is possible.

Compression molding

Compression molding is a forming process in which a plastic material is placed directly into a heated mold. The heat will soften the material and therefore force it to conform to the shape of the mold, as the mold closes. It is a high-volume, high-pressure method suitable for molding complex, high-strength materials.

The compression molding process allows for low-stress parts with excellent dimension, chemical and mechanical characteristics. Compression molding has the ability to mold large and fairly intricate parts. It is also one of the lowest cost molding methods. Moreover it wastes relatively little material, giving it an advantage when working with expensive compounds.

Key properties:

  • Diameter: max. 1.250 mm
  • Length: max. 150 or 300 mm
  • Low-stress parts
  • Excellent dimensional, chemical and mechanical characteristics
  • Low cost

Horizontal molding

Vanéflon has developed a new ‘horizontal compression’ molding technique. It works according to the same principles as compression molding, but applies horizontal and vertical pressure to produce shaped profiles. This results in very high-composites with no wrinkling, even on complicated geometries. After horizontal molding the rods are polished for narrow tolerances and roundness.

This high performance product offers constant material quality and uniform ultra-low residual stress due to constant pressure monitoring over the entire length. Horizontal molding makes the rods perfectly suited for high precision machined parts while offering excellent chemical and mechanical characteristics. They allow for tight and stable tolerances while significantly reducing machining scrap.

Key properties:

  • Diameter: 12,2 – 67,2 mm
  • Length: 1.000 mm
  • Tighter and stable tolerances
  • Stress-free for the production of precise machines parts
  • Excellent chemical and mechanical characteristics
  • Ground variant for processing using collet chucks
  • Available in small quantities for each filler type
  • Reduced scrap

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Rods

Rods are available in different materials and can be shaped and cut according to your needs. Vanéflon can execute various production techniques to meet your requirements: compression molding, horizontal molding, hot molding and extrusion. Vanéflon can guarantee tolerances up to 0,1 mm. The big stock makes for fast delivery times. If you have specific requirements, tailormade production is possible.

Compression molding

Compression molding is a forming process in which a plastic material is placed directly into a heated mold. The heat will soften the material and therefore force it to conform to the shape of the mold, as the mold closes. It is a high-volume, high-pressure method suitable for molding complex, high-strength materials.

The compression molding process allows for low-stress parts with excellent dimension, chemical and mechanical characteristics. Compression molding has the ability to mold large and fairly intricate parts. It is also one of the lowest cost molding methods. Moreover it wastes relatively little material, giving it an advantage when working with expensive compounds.

Key properties:

  • Diameter: max. 1.250 mm
  • Length: max. 150 or 300 mm
  • Low-stress parts
  • Excellent dimensional, chemical and mechanical characteristics
  • Low cost

Horizontal molding

Vanéflon has developed a new ‘horizontal compression’ molding technique. It works according to the same principles as compression molding, but applies horizontal and vertical pressure to produce shaped profiles. This results in very high-composites with no wrinkling, even on complicated geometries. After horizontal molding the rods are polished for narrow tolerances and roundness.

This high performance product offers constant material quality and uniform ultra-low residual stress due to constant pressure monitoring over the entire length. Horizontal molding makes the rods perfectly suited for high precision machined parts while offering excellent chemical and mechanical characteristics. They allow for tight and stable tolerances while significantly reducing machining scrap.

Key properties:

  • Diameter: 12,2 – 67,2 mm
  • Length: 1.000 mm
  • Tighter and stable tolerances
  • Stress-free for the production of precise machines parts
  • Excellent chemical and mechanical characteristics
  • Ground variant for processing using collet chucks
  • Available in small quantities for each filler type
  • Reduced scrap