Compression molding is a high-volume, high-pressure method suitable for molding complex, high-strength fiberglass reinforcements. Advanced composite thermoplastics can also be compression molded with unidirectional tapes, woven fabrics, randomly oriented fiber mat, or chopped strand.
Aurora Technologies, Inc. produces parts made by compression molding fiberglass reinforced polyester materials. These thermoset materials contain a catalyst that initiates curing under high heat and pressure.
SMC and BMC parts are produced for a variety of industries. Currently we are manufacturing parts that include laundry tubs, shower basins, structural frames, and a large number of electrical insulating parts.
Because our materials have good dielectric strength and high heat distortion temperatures, they are used in a number of electrical applications. Our resin systems can also be tailored to meet a large number of corrosion applications.
Polyply Composites has 16 compression molding presses equipped to provide steam or electric heat for processing fiberglass reinforced thermoset materials. All presses have hydraulic and mechanical knockout capabilities.
|Press Information||Bed Size||Open Height||Stroke|
|Press 1||150 Ton||Dake||48 x 72||58||54|
|Press 2||150 Ton||Dake||48 x 72||58||54|
|Press 3||75 Ton||Dake||36 x 50||48||47|
|Press 4||500 Ton||Wood||80 x 116||82||60|
|Press 5||150 Ton||Dake||40 x 130||40||37|
|Press 6||860 Ton||Erie||68 x 86||64||54|
|Press 7||250 Ton||Erie||37 x 54||71||59|
|Press 8||150 Ton||Erie||37 x 56||81||63|
|Press 9||300 Ton||Leopold||18 x 168||20||20|
|Press 10||600 Ton||Dake||60 x 115||84||48|
|Press 11||462 Ton||Erie||50 x 124||34||24|
|Press 12||400 Ton||Dake||76 x 101||58||50|
|Press 13||1000 Ton||W&W||48 x 72||48||48|
|Press 14||750 Ton||Lawton||60 x 86||84||72|
|Press 15||850 Ton||W&W||60 x 80||66||36|
|Press 16||1000 Ton||Erie||72 x 108||99||84|
Polyply Composites, LLC. has secondary machining equipment to provide sheets, channels, and angles cut or sheared to customer specifications. We also have a full electrical and mechanical testing laboratory which is integrated into our quality control program and can also provide special customer testing.
Our manufacturing capabilities are fully integrated, beginning with bulk delivery of raw materials for production of SMC’s, BMC’s and Wet molding mixes. Molding materials used at Polyply Composites are engineered and formulated by our staff to meet specific requirements and needs. We also offer our molding compounds to other molders.
Ashcraft 24″ SMC Machine 100 gallon Baker Perkins BMC mixer
250 gallon Baker Perkins BMC Mixer
14 gallon sample BMC Mixer
Three 25 HP Cowles high Shear blenders
1.5 HP Cowles dissolver
Pultrusion Technology 2408 Pultrusion Machine
|Category Name||Link to File|
|Plastics – Component including CR-900, SM530, BM520||QMFZ2.E31703|
|Plastics Certified for Canada – Component||QMFZ8.E31703|
|Polymeric Materials – Filament-wound Tubing, Industrial Laminates, Vulcanized
Fiber, and Materials for Use in Fabricating Recognized Printed Wiring Boards – Component
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