Mica’s adaptability and versatility as a natural mineral substance means that it is ideally suited to the manufacture of specialist insulated tooling.
Elmelin’s mica manufacturing capabilities mean we can also machine-cut mica shapes and punch mica parts to order.
When it comes to specialist tooling, Elmelin provides adaptable solutions. One of our key products in this area is mica tube for heat guns.
We also produce non-mica electrical insulation to apply to a wide range of tools, helping to maintain safety standards and protect workers.
Mica Heat Guns
Heat guns are an essential tool in many industries. They are used in engineering, material science and various laboratory and workshop settings. People use them to strip paint, for shrink wrap packaging, to soften adhesives and to thaw out pipes. In short, they have a broad range of functions and come in a variety of models and makes. However, they operate on a common principle.
The main part of the heat gun is its heat source, which is most commonly an electrically heated element. It can also be a gas flame. Because it emits concentrated heat, a heat gun requires a high degree of insulation to ensure it will function consistently and safely.
This is where mica tube provides an ideal solution. Because of mica’s excellent heat insulation and thermal resistant properties, it can withstand temperatures of up to 1200°C, making it extremely well-suited for heating elements.
Mica-based elements in heat guns use ceramic-based mica as an enclosing insulation around the element, which then allows it to emit concentrated heat in a confined space.
The enclosing mica tube ensures a uniform distribution of heat – essential for heat guns in a variety of applications and situations.
Machined and Punched Parts
Our mica machined specialist tooling includes customised fixtures and jigs for semi-conductor manufacturing. Machined parts include fixtures for lathes, and for grinding and milling.
Other complex machined parts comprise gaskets, washers, flanges, discs and tubes – all essential industrial processing components.
Elmelin also manufactures punched mica parts to meet the unique specifications of our clients across a range of industries and sectors.
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Electrical Insulation for Tools
Safe tools are essential for safe working, and we apply our electrical insulation expertise to a range of tooling products. Our insulation solutions offer a very high standard of live line and electrical protection to ensure both on the job safety and efficiency.
The toolkit is integral to how any technician performs their role. Properly insulated tools help keep people safe, and protect against liability due to workplace accidents.
Contact Elmelin for Specialised Tooling Solutions
Insulation is an essential enabler of processes and day to day working across many industries, whether it’s a production line or an individual requiring protective tools.