By DE Editors
Solid Concepts Inc., a supplier of rapid prototyping and direct digital manufacturing services, now offers fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) out of its new Troy, MI, facility. FRP is used to produce accurate, rigid, large panels with high impact strength.
Sheets of fiberglass are cut and laminated with epoxies to offer a variety of desirable properties. Panels are created from a one-sided layup tool where the A side geometry is accurately reproduced. The back, or B side, of the geometry often requires brackets, hinges, boss clusters and/or other hardware. The use of proprietary fixtures allows Solid Concepts to locate B-side hardware, providing a tighter fitting assembly with consistent and level reveals, according to the company.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.