Thermoset Composites Properties in HVAC

Posted by Ron Poff on Sep 20, 2017 8:22:00 AM

As a director in your organization, building solid vendor relationships is one of the key factors in the shared success you have with your vendor. Understanding where your vendors can add potential value in unexplored areas of the business is huge. Learn below how thermoset composites and thermoset composites properties are changing the face of the HVAC industry.

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Topics: Thermoset Composites, hvac, hvac industry

What is Torque Strength?

Posted by Mitch McClung on Aug 7, 2017 2:35:00 PM

Torque is one piece of a larger puzzle that we call torsion. Torque is a twisting force that causes rotation, while torsion is the action of twisting or the state of being twisted, especially at one end of an object relative to the other.

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Innovation at Mar-Bal

Posted by Scott Balogh on Apr 5, 2017 1:30:00 PM

Innovation has its roots in disruptive change and the desire to shatter the status quo and reassemble it into something fresh and undreamed of before. Innovation results in new products and services that have never been commercialized, or breakthrough inventions that are born in a laboratory connected to a research and development department. Innovation, which happens every day in every organization around the world, is spurred by people who strive to improve a product design, manufacturing process, or administrative procedure, or to find a creative new way to deliver a commercial product to people looking for higher functionality and quality and lower cost.

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Topics: Thermoset Composites

What is a Thermoset?

Posted by Marc Imbrogno on Mar 29, 2017 11:15:00 AM

The term thermoset describes a polymer-based material that is insoluble and non-melting. This is in contrast to a thermoplastic material, which is generally soluble and can be melted. While both types of materials can be classified as polymers, the primary difference lies in their structures. In a thermoset, a pre-polymer, or backbone, resin is reacted with a crosslinking agent under heat and pressure to form a crosslinked network. Thermoset network formation can also be achieved without heat and pressure by using radiation or room temperature initiators / promoters. Conversely, thermoplastic materials do not contain a crosslinked network – a difference that has many implications and forms the basis for general use profiles of these two classes of polymer materials.

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Topics: Thermoset Composites

[Infographic] BMC Molding Processes 101

Posted by Chip Noe on Mar 22, 2017 9:15:00 AM

There are three types of BMC molding processes: injection, transfer, and compression. Each of these molding processes are dependent on the type of product you have. BMC or Bulk molding compound conform to the mold form by pressure and heat being applied until a reaction happens. BMC is a thermoset plastic made up of a polymer resin, various inert fillers, fiber reinforcement, and much more.

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Topics: Thermoset Composites

Partnering for Success: Make it a Win/Win in Sourcing

Posted by Nick Scolaro on Mar 15, 2017 10:30:00 AM

Never Discount the Buy(er)

The Procurement Office is here to help. With the right strategy, mindset, and action, sourcing professionals can be a valuable asset to you, the engineering department. By involving the sourcing team early in your product design, you can save time and money, improve your product, and even learn something new.  

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Topics: Thermoset Composites

Mar-Bal and EnterpriseIQ

Posted by Matt Brill on Mar 8, 2017 8:50:00 AM

Mar-Bal uses advanced manufacturing ERP software, developed by IQMS, to meet the challenges of modern manufacturing and produce a variety of products for a diverse customer base.

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Topics: Thermoset Composites

High Quality Tooling for Thermoset Composites

Posted by Chip Noe on Mar 1, 2017 8:30:00 AM

High quality tooling for production of thermoset composite parts can be viewed as a cross between the structural needs of die-cast metal tooling and the complex geometries often associated with intricate features of thermoplastic and machined metal parts. Molds for thermoset plastic parts are unique in their requirements when compared with other molding materials and processes.

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Reasons to Use Thermoset Composites in Your Product

Posted by Ron Poff on Feb 22, 2017 10:00:00 AM

In the manufacturing world, businesses are constantly on the lookout for materials to make and improve their products. Thermoset Composites are the gold standard in terms of customization and usability in an ever-increasing quality controlled manufacturing landscape.

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Topics: Thermoset Composites

Fastener Choices in Thermoset: Part One Hi-Lo Screws

Posted by Jim Andrews on Feb 15, 2017 9:15:00 AM

When selecting a fastener for thermosets, engineers always think immediately of Hi-Lo Screws. A hi-lo screw is a thread-cutting screw consisting of a low and a high thread. The low thread is typically 30% of the height of the high thread, which is sharper and flatter than a standard thread.

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Topics: Thermoset Composites