Tacoma, WA (PRWEB) March 15, 2013
General Plastics Manufacturing Company will participate in the 2013 AeroDef Manufacturing conference and exposition March 19-21 in Long Beach, California – the premier technology showcase for the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry. The company will feature its LAST-A-FOAM® high-temperature tooling boards and flame-retardant aerospace-grade foam boards at Booth #142 in the Long Beach Convention Center.
“This show is a great forum to introduce defense and aerospace manufacturing engineers to our advanced LAST-A-FOAM® FR-4700 HT Tooling Board Series, which supports high-temperature curing prepregs used in composite tooling,” said General Plastics President Bruce Lind. “This tooling board is ideal for models, master plugs and molds, as well as for limited tooling runs where metal dies are cost-prohibitive.”
Growing interest in cost- and weight-saving alternative materials
The company’s composite core materials have been used for years in the aerospace industry in place of aluminum. With today’s engineers focused on innovative materials, efficient processes and cost-saving solutions, General Plastics offers proven alternatives to other costly or limiting materials for many manufacturing applications.
“We’re experiencing increasing demand for our low-weight, high-strength polyurethane foams to replace traditional core materials, such as thermoplastic foam, honeycomb and wood,” Lind explained.
At AeroDef Manufacturing, the company will feature the following flame-retardant, rigid closed-cell foams:
LAST-A-FOAM® FR-4700 HT Tooling Board Series – This high-performance tooling board readily handles prepreg composite layup tooling for high-temperature applications up to 400º F. It is an easily machined, affordable choice for prototype machining, vacuum forming, pattern making and short tooling runs.
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