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

Design Tools & Guides

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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.

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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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