Sheet Moulding Compound
- Sheet Moulding Compound is a fibre-reinforced material, which consists primarily of a thermosetting resin, glass fibres and filler.
- Often used where Mechanical strength is a key issue in the material selection criteria; this moulding method is predominantly aimed at high volumes utilising moulds from high grade tooling steel.
- This does however offer a cost effective unit cost in production run scenarios.
Components can feature detailed curvature, ribbing and bosses, post moulded metal inserts and are commonly used in the Electrical, Rail, Automotive, Truck (Cab Body Panels), Leisure and Medical Industry