TACOMA, Wash., October 07, 2014 – General Plastics Manufacturing Company will present its new FR-4600 Microcell prototype and modeling foam boards at the first-ever Composite Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX). Taking place October 14-16 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, CAMX unites the composites and advanced materials communities from ACMA and SAMPE at a singular industry event to explore the latest in products, processes and technologies. General Plastics will showcase its fire-resistant (FR) and fire, smoke, toxicity FST-compliant core foams, and its high-temperature tooling boards at Booth 2075.
“We are delighted to participate at the debut of CAMX and introduce our FR-4600 Microcell high-detail prototype foams to today’s leading innovators in composites and advanced materials,” said President Bruce Lind. “The LAST-A-FOAM® FST-4600 series represents our next generation of foams, developed jointly with our OEM customers to address the need for a board that supports fine detail.”
LAST-A-FOAM® FR-4600 Microcell Series
This uniform, ultra-smooth foam board cuts crisply and supports fine detail work, satisfying the needs of the most demanding boat maker. In lower densities, it is superb for hand-carved models, prototypes and decorative fixtures. Higher densities are easily milled by machine to create intricate tooling that is tough and durable. The tight microcell texture creates a superfine surface that is easily finished and painted without filling and sanding, reducing production time and costs.
During CAMX, General Plastics will also spotlight its high-temperature tooling boards and production services.
LAST-A-FOAM® FR-4700 High-Temperature Tooling Board Series
These high-density epoxy-urethane tooling boards withstand peak temperatures up to 400° F (200°C) and continuous-use temperatures up to 350° F (177°C). Affordable and dimensionally stable, this rigid foam board is ideal for prototype machining, high-temperature curing prepregs, vacuum forming, pattern making, master model making, small production runs, monolithic or large-mass tools where traditional metal dies are cost-prohibitive.
General Plastics offers proven pattern making and tooling capabilities for molding, fabricating and assembling parts. We provide CNC machining to precisely manufacture parts to customer requirements and accept customer-supplied CAD data. We are also adept at painting, adhesive bonding, prepreg, potting and resin-infusion processes.
“General Plastics has a long history of developing innovative solutions and materials for aircraft interior applications,” Lind added. “We also look forward to introducing our next-generation FST-approved performance foams to aerospace and engineering customers attending CAMX and discussing their needs.”