Foundry Service & Supplies offers one of the most diverse ranges of engineering composite materials available. We carry Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics (FRP), Refractory Composites, flexible and rigid mica composites, and a complete line of Industrial High Pressure Laminates. We stock a variety of sizes, thicknesses, and compositions to ensure quick turn-around of both stock materials and fabricated or machined components.
FRP composites are fiberglass-reinforced thermoset polyester materials that are laminated, pultruded, or molded in to a variety of different shapes and compositions. Typical forms include rigid and flexible sheets, tubes, rods, channels, angles, and custom molded shapes such as stand-off insulators. We offer grades that meet the requirements of NEMA grades GPO-1, GPO-2, and GPO-3, as well as being recognized by Underwriters Laboratories®. FRP composites are highly flame, arc, and track-resistant, and are electrically non-conductive. The materials also exhibit exceptional dimensional stability and are impervious to high humidity or immersion.
Micarta is a line of Industrial High Pressure Laminates available in sheets and tubes. The materials are constructed from a base reinforcement material laminated using one of several resin systems. Like other building materials, Micarta comes in a number of standard shapes and panels. Flat sheets are manufactured up to 16 inches in thickness and in sizes up to 5 feet by 12 feet. There are more than 1500 standard round, rectangular, square and elliptical Micarta convolute tubing products available. These are available with a range of inside and outside diameters, wall thicknesses and lengths. There is also a choice of oil, sanded or special finishes. Filament-wound tubing is available with up to 60 inch inside diameters, wall thicknesses up ...
Mica composites are designed for electro-mechanical and thermo-mechanical applications requiring one or more of the following properties: good machinability, excellent resistance to heat and/or open flame up to 1832°F (1000°C), low thermal conductivity, excellent electrical insulation, extremely high resistance to pressure, high resistance to impact (cracking, and chipping), impervious to most chemicals (including oil, grease, and water), asbestos-free, and ecologically safe and non-toxic.
Refractory Composites are high temperature fiber-reinforced materials that are produced on a press from refractory slurry, or from refractory composite laminates. They all exhibit good machinability, high temperature structural strength, and excellent dimensional stability and thermal shock resistance. All of the materials are available in sheet form in a range of thicknesses, and some of the materials are also available in cylinders and other custom shapes.
Polyimide Composites are ultra high strength, high temperature fiber reinforced materials with unmatched strength-to-weight ratios. Pyropel is composed of woven Polyimide fibers to create an insulating mat in varying densities. Wearcomp and Fibercomp are carbon and carbon fiber molded thermoset Polyimide composites. Some of the outstanding properties of these materials include: high temperature resistance, self lubricating, high impact strength, excellent corrosion resistance, low wear, light weight, and good dimensional stability.