RAMPF Tooling Solutions – Down to the very last detail!
Working board material from RAMPF Tooling Solutions has been used throughout the world in a wide variety of applications. The challenge with regard to the recently completed Quernst Chapel project was to portray a great historical monument in a much smaller dimension and in great detail – a job tailor-made for RAKU-TOOL® working board material WB-1440 and WB-1460.
Historians cite that the Quernst Church – a pagan Germanic shrine – was constructed in what is today the Kellerwald-Edersee National Park in northern Hesse at the start of the eighth century. In the Middle Ages, it was visited by countless pilgrims.
For a long time, earthworks and wall fragments have been the only visible signs of the former sacred site – although this is presumably due to the ravages of time, not the persecution of pagans. In 2006, a place of worship was built on the plateau where Quernst Church used to stand: the Quernst Chapel.
High level of detail
And this is where RAMPF Tooling Solutions plays a part – a 1:33 scale model of Quernst Chapel was to be produced to mark its tenth anniversary. The customer’s wish? A small and very, very finely detailed model. And that the miniature version of the chapel should be built as a model which could also be appreciated by blind people, in accordance with the ambition to make the nature park Kellerwald-Edersee accessible to as many people as possible.
“Thanks to the dense surface structure, ease of milling, and excellent edge strength, a very high level of detail was achieved in the model using RAKU-TOOL® WB-1440 and WB-1460 working board materials,” says Bernhard Deliege, Regional Sales Manager at RAMPF Tooling Solutions. “Another advantage was the environmental credentials, as RAKU-TOOL® WB-1460 is manufactured with recycled polyol.”
Bonding lines: very thin and barely visible
After the measurements of the Chapel were taken, the model was produced by CAD milling the parts made from RAKU-TOOL® WB-1440. The landscape models were produced using RAKU-TOOL® WB-1460. The individual parts were then bonded using RAKU-TOOL® EI-2500 / EH-2970-1. "Due to the excellent flow properties and low viscosity of this system, the resulting bonding lines are very thin and barely visible”, Deliege points out. Finally, the individual model parts were bolted together.