Resources

Resource Library

This convenient library references all the downloadable resources on our website, organized by category.

Design Tools & Guides

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Guide for Selecting Best FRP Composite Process PDF Design Engineering for Composites Guidelines for Selecting the Best FRP Composite Process for Your Project
Mass Reduction With Value-Engineered Composites PDF Design Engineering for Composites Light-weighting (mass reduction) using advanced composite materials.
Preform Binder Technology White Paper PDF Research and Test Lab Technical paper discusses the critical properties and processing characteristics of directed fiber preforms as they relate to the different types of binder systems that can be used to produce the preforms.
Technical Design Guide for FRP Composite Products and Parts PDF Design Engineering for Composites Fiberglass (FRP) composite materials and processes are explained in detail. This design guide outlines various selection criteria with helpful technical data and comparisons to alternative materials.
TechNote: Designing Ribs Into Your SMC Part PDF Design Engineering for Composites Designed-in ribs can add enhanced stiffness to your SMC part. Here's a quick "how-to" for incorporating ribs for optimum manufacturability.

Markets and Applications Information

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Case Studies - Composites for Renewable Energy Products PDF Wind and Other Renewable Energy Products Case Studies showing ways that MFG's composites expertise has helped customers innovate and improve their products.
Case Studies - SMC Material Lowers Cost for Solar Panel Racks PDF Wind and Other Renewable Energy Products Case Studies showing explaining how MFG helped Solar Liberty lower cost and improve the design of their DynoRaxx system.
Case Studies of Innovative Use of Composites for Automobiles PDF Automotive Case Studies showing ways that MFG's composites expertise has helped customers innovate and improve their products.
Case Study of Composites Use in Electrical Utility Product PDF Electrical Utility Equipment Case Study showing how MFG added value to a customer's product with innovative use of composites.
Case Study of Composites Use in Military and Defense Products PDF Military, Defense and Security Case Study of Composites Use in a number of Military and Defense Products include vehicles and kitchen pods.

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Materials Information

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iCom 617 SMC Material Datasheet PDF Polyester Resins iCom 617 is a non-halogenated fiberglass thermoset sheet molding compound with a UL 723 rating.
iCom 618 SMC Material Datasheet PDF Polyester Resins iCom 618 is a UL approved non-halogenated fiberglass reinforced thermoset SMC.
INVENTA 515UL SMC Material Datasheet PDF Polyester Resins INVENTA 515UL is a UL approved reinforced thermoset SMC material. Ideal for HVAC components and other applications where non-flammability is crucial.
iNVENTA 615UL SMC Material Datasheet PDF Polyester Resins iNVENTA 615UL is a UL 94-5V approved non-halogenated reinforced thermoset SMC material. Ideal for applications where non-flammability is crucial.
UL Certified FRP Materials from MFG PDF Polyester Resins List of proprietary MFG materials that are UL-approved.

Process Information

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iNVENTA™ 74109 Ultra Light SMC Material PDF Compression Molding Process / SMC The ultimate material for mass reduction, featuring a specific gravity under 1.11 (~60% lighter than standard SMC formulations).
MFG PRiME™ Information Sheet PDF LCM Process + Preform - MFG PRiME™ Article on MFG PRiME™. Introduced in 2007 by the Molded Fiber Glass Companies, PRiME™ has become a preferred molding process among OEM's for parts that require high mechanical strength.

Video Gallery

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Compression Molding Capabilities for FRP Composite Custom Applications Video Compression Molding Process / SMC Short video that describes and demonstrates MFG's volume compression molding capabilities. Includes presses from 100 to 3000 tons for SMC, LCM and carbon fiber.
Facts About Styrene 2013 Video Vinyl Ester Resins Educational video on the effects of styrene. This video is part of ACMA's Risk Communication Program that provides information tools about chemical health risks.
In-Line Sequencing Assembly Capability at MFG Video Automotive Short video that explains and demonstrates MFG's depth of capability and experience in the field of special assembly services for automotive and heavy truck manufacturers. In-line sequencing is showcased in detail.
Innovation in Sheet Mold Compound Video Compression Molding Process / SMC Behind the scenes of iCom, part of North America's largest independent composing molding company. iCom was created as part of the company's commitment to advancing the standards of technical excellence in sheet molded composite and liquid composite molding formulation and manufacturing.
LCM Process + Preform - MFG PRiME™ Video LCM Process + Preform - MFG PRiME™ Short video explaining MFG's PRiME process (compression molding with pre-placed reinforcement). This composite molding process has become the platinum standard in the automotive, heavy truck and defense industries where light-weight, high reliability components are required.

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