1983-02-01

Press Molded Thermoplastics 830804

Press Molding of glass reinforced thermo-plastics can be described as a compression molding operation of large parts requiring high strength. Materials, which contain up to 50% continuous strand fiberglass, can be molded using metal stamping presses achieving a cycle time of 25 seconds on soe parts. This paper will describe:
  1. 1.)
    The Molding Process
  2. 2.)
    Materials Available
  3. 3.)
    Equipment
  4. 4.)
    Part Design Guideline
  5. 5.)
    Mold Design
  6. 6.)
    Finishes
  7. 7.)
    Applications
  8. 8.)
    Economics

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