AFR technology being used in compression molding.
AFR, LLC (Formerly ICP) using long and/or short fiber composite materials to realize the following objectives for demanding structural parts:
1) Reduce the cost ... by 20% to 40%
2) Reduce part weight ... by 50%
3) Increase flexural/strength/stiffness performance ... by 100% to 300%
4) Increase impact performance ... by 100% to 500%
5) Provide proprietary Finite Element Analysis (FEA) materials modeling to optimize design.
Best of all, AFR LLC delivers all five of these objectives simultaneously and in a highly predictable manner for the largest of parts.
AFR, LLC uses Patented Technology (Patent No.10016953B2, 3024644B1, 105579223B, 10195818B2, 10086571B2, 3256309B1, D824133S) in combination with Trade Secrets to meet “impossible” results through the use of selective placement of AFR’s proprietary Advanced Fiber Reinforcements (AFR’s). AFR, LLC uses its extensive research, application development and molding expertise to design, formulate and place our AFR’s exactly where they are needed in order to greatly improve performance along with providing the lowest weight composite product.
AFR, LLC works with some of the world’s largest material compounding companies (a range of resins and fibers long and short) and sophisticated molders (injection and compression) in North America. These deep relationships expand AFR's capabilities with complementary R&D resources and equipment. With our partners, no customer program is too complex or too difficult for us to provide a timely solution. Best of all many of AFR’s advanced technology solutions can be implemented rapidly using customer molder’s existing tooling.