TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURING
The transportation equipment manufacturing industry includes products utilized to create and facilitate the transportation of goods and services. Applications include mechanical applications, such as conveyor belt rollers, bushings and plates, graphical applications such as safety signage, and see-through applications such as machinery guards.
Advantages of plastics
The advantages of plastics in the Transportation Equipment Manufacturing industries are numerous. Plastics are much lighter than metal, which equate into better fuel economy and cheaper to manufacture parts. Additionally, the lighter weight aids in safer material handling. Plastics can be designed to be impact and dent resistant, and modified for improved strength. Corrosion resistance, color and texture flexibility, the economical components and aesthetics are other advantages of plastics.
Materials Utilized Within Industry
Materials used in transportation equipment and manufacturing are often lightweight, high temperature and impact resistant, and include materials such as Polycarbonate, ABS and Kydex.
Cast Acrylic (Polymethyl methacrylate or PMMA)
Cell cast acrylic is a lightweight, flexible and impact resistant substitute for glass. It has better optical quality and better physical properties than extruded acrylic.
Plexiglas® Vision Acrylic Sheet
The newest innovation for overhead and rear projection screens. Keep images visible from every angle, up-close, far away, one-side or both.
Plexiglas® MC Fluorescent Color Series Acrylic Sheet
Set your displays on fire with luminescent neon colors. In normal light, the sheets glow as if illuminated from within. Add more UV light and the colors intensify.
Post Paint Compatibility of Dibond®
On many projects that involve Dibond® material, a small quantity of "custom color" panels is often required. It is often not practical to obtain the "custom color" from the factory and post painting is necessary.
Dibond® Butler Finish Screen Print Inks
Screen-printing is a common method of decorating the brushed aluminum surface of Butler Finish Dibond® material.
Fire Characteristics of Dibond Material
It is necessary to know the fire characteristics of materials when they are used in applications where there may be stringent rules on how the materials behave when exposed to sources of combustion.
Dibond® Deflection Data
Deflections of Dibond® material under load are demonstrated by the amount of spacing between supports across the short dimension of the panel in comparison to the panel deflection.
Dibond® for Workzone Safety Signage
New criteria went into effect in October 2000 and requires work zone safety signage to be tested in a full scale vehicle crash.
Screen-Print Ink Compatibility of Dibond®
Screen-print Dibond® signage and displays with recommended inks. Consult with the ink manufacturer if there are any questions regarding the use of a particular ink.
Cutting Dibond® Material
Dibond® can be cut using methods common to both the metal and woodworking industries. No cutting lubricants, oils or coolants are required.