Design Flexibility – Thermoset Composites give designers nearly unlimited flexibility in designing shapes and forms. They be molded into the most intricate components and can be made a wide range of densities and chemical formulations to have precise performance properties.
Low cost per cubic inch – When comparing costs based on volume, thermoset composites have lower material costs than traditional materials such as wood, engineered thermoplastics and metals. In addition, because thermoset composites have a low petroleum-based content, they are not subjected to the price fluctuations experienced in petroleum-based products.
Lower material costs – Because thermoset composites can be precisely molded, there is little waste and therefore significantly lower overall material costs than metals products.
Improved productivity – Industrial Designers and Engineers are able to reduce assembly costs by combining several previously assembles parts into a single component. Also, inserts can be molded directly into the part during the molding process thereby eliminating the need for a post-process. In addition, composites do not usually require additional machining, thereby reducing work-in-process and time to market.
Other key advantages include:
- As molded dimensional accuracy
- Tight tolerance, repeatable moldings
- Low-post mold shrinkage
- Chemical Resistance
- Consolidated Parts and Function
- Corrosion Resistance
- Design Flexibility
- High Flexural Modulus to Carry Demanding Loads
- High Impact Strength
- High Performance at Elevated Temperatures
- Heat Resistance
- Naturally Flame Retardant
- Creep Resistance
- Mechanical Property Retention
- Superior Thermal Stability
- Lighter Weight than Metal
- Lower Costs vs. Die Cast
- Low Petrochemical content
- Better cost stability than commodities
- Lower Cost per Cubic Inch as compared to Thermoplastics
- Molded-in Color
- Molded in inserts
- Outstanding Electrical Insulation
- Arc and Track Resistance
- Ability to Quench
Thermoset Composites and Mar-Bal have the ability and professional experience to tailor a customizable formulation and further have the design flexibility to meet demanding applications. Our Program Management Team will ensure that your project finishes on-time, meets or exceeds expectations and provides the performance solution for your challenging environment.