Why Composites?

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Why Design Engineers Select Composites

  • Low Cost Per Cubic Inch
  • Dimensional Stability
  • Corrosion Resistance
  • Electrical Performance
  • U.L. Recognition
  • High Strength
  • Rigid and Strong
  • Design Flexibility
  • Low Coefficient of Thermal Expansion
  • Dimensional Accuracy
  • FDA Compliance
  • Low Smoke Density - Low Flame Spread Index
  • Stain Resistance
  • Microwave Transmissivity
  • Low Resonance and Sound Dampening

Net-Shape Molded vs. Machined Metal

  • Design flexibility, including parts consolidation
  • Molded in tight tolerances, often eliminating machining operations
  • High strength to weight performance
  • Retention of properties
  • Corrosion resistant in hostile environments and underload
  • Outstanding dielectric strength and comparative track resistance
  • Good surface appearance with molded-in color and texture

Why Thermoset Composites

  • Low material cost per cubic inch
  • Formulating latitude to meet specific requirements and cost parameters with good speed to market
  • Dimensional accuracy and stability, combined with good property retention, over a broad range of temperatures
  • Design flexibility in molding from thin to thick sections
  • Non-melting, flame retardant and low smoke density
  • Solvent resistant