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3D Printing and Prototyping

Advances in 3D printing have allowed its use to span across multiple industries including composites. Always striving to be at the forefront of technology, Mar-Bal has also implemented 3D printing at our R&D Center. Our 3D printer is a resin based printer which utilizes a tray of resin with a laser light that cures the resin in layers to build the model as it is lifted out of the resin tank.

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Topics: Thermoset Composites, Engineering, Engineers, Materials Engineer, Manufacturing, Composites, Engineer, Product Engineer, 3D Printing, Prototyping, 3D Printer, Prototype, R&D

University Outreach

Mar-Bal understands the importance of supporting the growth of future generations while simultaneously recognizing all they have to offer. Therefore, we partner with multiple universities by way of sponsorships and internships to foster this growth. These partnerships provide firsthand experience to students that will soon be joining the American workforce.

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Topics: Thermoset Composites, Engineering, Engineers, Materials Engineer, Manufacturing, Composites, Engineer, Product Engineer, University Outreach, Internship, Intern, Higher Education

In-House Research and Development

Mar-Bal, Inc. is committed to providing their customers with the very best quality and service. Moreover, the company is dedicated to their employees. It is the employees that listen to the customers to formulate and design products that best fit the customer needs.

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Topics: Thermoset Composites, Research, Research and Development, Engineering, Engineers, Materials Engineer, Manufacturing, UL, Underwriters Laboratories, Composites, Development, Engineer, Product Engineer

Fire Safety On and Off Campus

Posted by Olyvia Lōse - Web Content Provider on Sep 26, 2018 10:32:40 AM

With school back in full swing, September is Campus Safety Month. This month, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is teaming up with Campus Fire Safety for Students and See It Before You Sign It to raise awareness about the dangers of living in on-and-off campus housing and encourage parents to see their child’s off-campus apartment before signing a lease.

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Topics: Thermoset Composites, Fire Safety

Thermosetting Plastics Process: Start to Finish

As a leader in the thermoset composite industry, Mar-Bal creates customized thermoset materials and parts to help solve complex problems. This is not an easy or quick job. Dave Phillips, the Lead Engineer of Custom Products at Mar-Bal, explains the process from start to finish.

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Industries That Use Composites

Composites are the hidden features within many of the things we rely on daily to live our lives, yet you likely don’t even realize the importance of composites in your life. For example, without the use of composites, it would be nearly  impossible for us to fill our cars with gas, rely on appliances like dishwashers and stoves, and travel via planes, trains and automobiles. In fact, the American Composite Manufacturing Association says that “composites can help America build and rebuild a stronger and longer lasting infrastructure.”

But what is a composite? Well, a composite is a material made from two or more different materials that, when combined, are stronger than those individual materials alone. In other words, composites help us solve problems, raise performance levels, and create endless opportunities for innovation.

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2018 Kitchen Trends

Often referred to as the “heart of the home” the kitchen is a gathering place, a place of nourishment and fulfillment, and often a design challenge. Although we have come a long way from avocado green appliances, linoleum, and brown everything, kitchens continue to evolve.

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Getting to Know Mar-Bal

Mar-Bal is often described as an industry leader, cutting-edge, and the largest manufacturer of insulators. While all of those things are true, there’s more to Mar-Bal than the adjectives. Mar-Bal is a family business in every sense and this is demonstrated through the values of Mar-Bal both within and outside of the office, factory or plant.

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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