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 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: 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 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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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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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.
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.
Quality Practices for FRP Molding at MFG Video Quality Manufacturing Practices Short video on the quality processes used by Molded Fiber Glass Companies (MFG) for FRP composites manufacturing. MFG is adept at mating processes with the quality requirements of specific applications. Their network of 10 manufacturing facilities are individually accredited, matched to the needs of various industries including including automobile and heavy truck, electrical, HVAC, wind energy, material handling, water management and military/defense. Throughout network of factories state-of-the-art equipment and practices provide a framework for manufacturing excellence, and the total effort is guided by certified quality systems and the practice of Lean Six Sigma.
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.
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.

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