Resources

Resource Library

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

Design Tools & Guides

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MFG Achievements in Compression Molding PDF About Us Illustrated brochure showing historical timeline of MFG's achievements in compression molding technologies.
Mass Reduction With Value-Engineered Composites PDF Design Engineering for Composites Guidance for light-weighting (mass reduction) of products using advanced composite materials.
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.
Guide for Selecting Best FRP Composite Process PDF Design Engineering for Composites Guidelines for Selecting the Best FRP Composite Process for Your Project
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.

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Markets and Applications Information

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Case Study: FRP Detectable Warning Tiles for Handicap Safety PDF Construction – Building Fixtures Case study explaining how a start-up enterprise transitioned from rubber to FRP material to become an industry leader.
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.
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.

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Materials Information

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UL Certified FRP Materials from MFG PDF Polyester Resins List of proprietary MFG materials that are UL-approved.
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.
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.
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.

Process Information

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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.
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).

Video Gallery

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Robotic Painting Capabilities at MFG Video Assembly and Finishing Services Short video on MFG's state of the art robotic painting systems for FRP composite products.
The Mastermind of the Corvette's Fiberglass Body Video Corvette Story Richard Morrison, CEO of Molded Fiber Glass Companies, recounts the story of how the late Robert S. Morrison changed the future of the Corvette. In 1953 Morrison convinced Chevrolet to use his newly created molded fiberglass body for the Corvette Concept Car displayed at the 1953 GM Motorama. The acceptance was overwhelming and from that point on the Corvette body was made out of Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP), otherwise known as fiberglass. MFG has continuously produced fiberglass composite parts for the Corvette since 1954. In 2003, Robert Morrison was posthumously inducted into the prestigious Corvette Hall of Fame.
Value Added Assembly Services for FRP Molding Video Assembly and Finishing Services Short video that describes and demonstrates MFG's value-added assembly services for FRP custom molding. Includes mechanical fastening, bonding, drilling, cleaning, sanding, bar coding and packaging.
Research & Testing Lab Capabilities Video Research and Test Lab Short video that explains and highlights the value-added research and testing services that are available for customers of the Molded Fiber Glass Companies (MFG). Narrated by Peter Emrich, CCT-CM, Vice President of Technology at MFG.
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.

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