Adapa´s ferromagnetic membrane is supported by Magnets mounted in the Membrane Support System. The magnets vary in material, strength and size in relation to the specific adaptive mould type.
The magnetic properties are used to support and hold the ferromagnetic membrane in the shape created by the membrane support system.
Magnets technical data
|Material:||NdFeB or Ferrite|
|Diameters:||From 15 to 50mm|
When designing the optimal adaptive mould according to customer needs, two main functions of the magnets are considered:
Support of Ferromagnetic Membrane.
Magnets take all the heavy load from the material cast on it. The correct magnet diameter and distribution are very important factors in our design process.
Forcing the Ferromagnetic Membrane to follow the shape
of the Membrane Support System which accurately dictates the shape and tolerances. This is where material and strength are quite important. The magnets have to be strong enough to make the ferromagnetic membrane follow the shape, and weak enough to allow it to slide across the Membrane Support System without stretching the Membrane where tolerances could be lost.
The magnets are quite powerful and potentially hazardous, where it is necessary to take precaution before coming into contact.