The tooling for making the molding dummies for Tamarack Flexure Joints™ and Tamarack Dorsiflexion Assist Flexure Joints™ was replaced this fall. This gave us the opportunity to make some minor improvements. We’ve designed the new tooling to produce the parts more efficiently, and were very careful not to change the shape or size of the dummies.
- Cores were added to the underside to improve the injection molding process in order to keep costs from rising.
- A stand-off pad was added to the center of the dummy to prevent it from bending during the vacuum forming process.
- No changes were needed or made to pediatric size dummies.
In-house testing of the new Tamarack™ Molding Dummies revealed that the cavities conformed precisely to the Tamarack Flexure Joints™. We also found that the joint clearance space was better preserved because of the newly added stand-off pad.
This may be just a small change, but we think it will make the fabrication process a little easier; and the performance of your finished product a little better.
For more information about Tamarack Flexure Joint™ Fabrication, consult our new Flexure Joint Fabrication Guide.
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