Basics of Working with Urethane Compounds
Much of what we do at Aeroform is a mixture of art and science, and working with urethane compounds is exactly that. There are 4 primary components that factor into manufacturing urethane goods:
polyol + isosyanate + heat + air
Depending on how you combine these ingredients, you can end up with a myriad of different materials in almost any shape, density, color, or texture. It is for this very reason that we manufacture parts from gymnastics equipment to automotive accessories, and beyond.
Urethane Foams Take Many Forms - We Specialize in:
Rigid Foam - strong as steel, looks and feels like plastic
Self-Skinning Foam - great for all types of padding; smooth on the outside, density tailored to customer's needs.
Microcellular Foam - ideal composition for ergonomic applications; provides both cushion and support
Fiberglass parts can be found in everything from space shuttles to lawn equipment. It is so widely used due to its ease of use, high strength to weight ratio, and the ability of the designer to achieve a wide array of outcomes in terms of thickness, rigidity, shape, color, texture, and much more.
How it's Made
Watch the video below to see the fiberglass production process in action!
Fiberglass is superior to countless composites and plastics. A common misconception is that plastic injection molding or vacuforming will be quicker, easier, or cheaper than manufacturing with fiberglass, but in many cases this is simply not true. Fiberglass is much easier to prototype with, and has the following qualities:
Our Fiberglass Products
We have made fiberglass parts for all kinds of applications. Below are examples of some of them.
We have a full service, in-house metal shop on site where we manufacture parts and accessories for the public transit and automotive industries, as well as inserts for some of our foam parts and odds and ends for our existing customers as well.
In our shop we can: