How to Select Fiberglass Fabrication Services Image Credit: Hadlock Plastics LLC     What are Fiberglass Fabrication Services? Fiberglass fabrication services include all types of services (e.g., design, repair and replacement) dealing with the use of fiberglass or fiberglass composites. A mineral fiber, fiberglass is used in many applications in both the industrial and commercial sectors. There are many variations of fiberglass with properties suitable for different functions.
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Q & A on Fiberglass Fabrication Services

We asked our users for their input on Fiberglass Fabrication Services. Here are the results of 90 users familiar with Fiberglass Fabrication Services.

Who Took Our Poll? | Design Trends | Applications and Use | Features | Buying Advice

Design TrendsTop

Q:
What new technologies are influencing fiberglass fabrication services?
14 answers
Answers:
Vacuum forming. Compatibility of epoxies with relevant fibreglass formulation or manufacture.
~Rodney Cheong, General Management, BSB, Brunei
Filament roving and chopper.
~Manufacturing, Bogota, Colombia
I think Fixtures used for fixing various joints and mechanical fasteners.
~Snehal Singh Y, Engineer, Surat, India
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From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative fiberglass fabrication services?
10 answers
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HRW Composites and affiliates.
~W. G., President, Montreal, Canada
Goa Glass Fiber India Ltd.
~D K Jain, Manufacturer, Indore, India
L M Fibers
~Manufacturing, Bangalore, India
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Applications and UseTop

Q:
What are some of the projects you have used fiberglass fabrication services for?
25 answers
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Cooling Tower manufacturing, Corrosive & Hazardous fume Treatment Plant or Fume Extraction Systems, Acid Oil Plant, CO2 wire or Copper Coated Wire Plantr, Tank & Reaction Vessels and many more.
~D K Jain, Manufacturer, Indore, India
Pulp & paper, Chemical processing, Chemical containment, Water treatment, Mining, Flue Gas Desulfurization, Air moving products, Scrubbers, Tank, pipe & duct work
~John B, Manufacturer, Athens, Canada
Field Installation of Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic industrial equipment, e.g. tanks, vessels, pipe.
~Marketing/Sales, Mahone Bay, Canada
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Please share with us any “non-standard” projects that fiberglass fabrication services have been used for.
9 answers
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Fiberglass poles used by Cirque du Soleil.
~John B, Manufacturer, Athens, Canada
I don't know any non-standard projects, but i have used Fibreglass products where Steel and Wood were conventionally used. Like Industrial Sheds, Pergola, Gazebo, Roof-Extension, etc...
~Snehal Singh Y, Engineer, Surat, India
In our theme park, for parades and other.
~Oscar Rodriguez., Engineer, Bogota, Colombia
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Q:
Do you know of any disastrous mistakes that occurred due to faulty or incompetent practices of fiberglass fabrication services?
4 answers
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One disastrous mistake I heard of was leak testing with pressurized air. There is huge explosive potential with compressed air.
~John B, Manufacturer, Athens, Canada
Resin spills , accelerants and fire must be prepared for.
~Markus B, I am a self taught artisan, very skilled with many tools and technique, Honokaa, HI
Failure of concept of fibreglass.
~Nilesh Rambhia, Design Engineer, Mumbai, India

FeaturesTop

Q:
What would your design or feature "wish list" be for this service's capabilities?
9 answers
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To offer limited batches of damaged carbon fiber rolls at huge savings to me, instead of throwing all that material into the dump.
~Markus B, I am a self taught artisan, very skilled with many tools and technique, Honokaa, HI
Materials that are intrinsically safe and simple to handle by the installers without the need for too much safety gear.
~Rodney Cheong, General Management, BSB, Brunei
I would wish any work or project which requires fabrication service's capabilities should be carried out sincerely and expect to learn new ideas to tackle in different, difficult situation.
~Snehal Singh Y, Engineer, Surat, India
Automobiles, infrastructure, peb, etc.
~Nilesh Rambhia, Design Engineer, Mumbai, India
Sufficient supply of raw materials.
~W. G., President, Montreal, Canada
Short Lead time and price.
~Manufacturer, Tullytown, PA
FEA composite analysis.
~John B, Manufacturer, Athens, Canada
Rapid prototyping.
~Chuck A, Mfg engineer, Savannah, GA
Rapid prototyping.
~Technical Support/Services, Anchorage, AK

Q:
Is there any advice you want to share with users to help them avoid common errors in selection or usage of fiberglass fabrication services?
8 answers
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They should analyze Fiberglass Fabrication Service provider with respect to knowledge, R&D, Setup, Technical know how and design according to individual requirement.
~D K Jain, Manufacturer, Indore, India
Do not go by price alone. There is a direct relationship between selecting the right material, with the correct design to arrive at the optimum price.
~W. G., President, Montreal, Canada
Make sure the product is proven as a complete composite and not just selected based on individual components.
~Rodney Cheong, General Management, BSB, Brunei
Get value for your investment. Cheap tanks only last 4-5 years in corrosive service conditions.
~John B, Manufacturer, Athens, Canada
The process can turn costly if not knowledgeable.
~Chuck A, Mfg engineer, Savannah, GA
Genuine product and safety.
~Snehal Singh Y, Engineer, Surat, India
Technical data of end user.
~Nilesh Rambhia, Design Engineer, Mumbai, India
Keep an eye on quality.
~Technical Support/Services, Anchorage, AK

Buying AdviceTop

Q:
Do you have any advice for people relative to buying or using fiberglass fabrication services?
11 answers
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Choose a fabricator that can deliver "quality", based on past history (There are not that many in North America). Restrict bidders list to only qualified vendors.
~John B, Manufacturer, Athens, Canada
Proper study of matting materials and resin properties to be used for specific purpose.
~Nilesh Rambhia, Design Engineer, Mumbai, India
Yes, if you are buying Fibreglass products, buy from genuine manufacturers and if using fabrication services, always insist on safety for workers and self.
~Snehal Singh Y, Engineer, Surat, India
Make sure you use a company that knows composites and can understand your application.
~W. G., President, Montreal, Canada
They should use standard process and update with current R&D.
~D K Jain, Manufacturer, Indore, India
It is very nice product, it can be used in parts for amusement rides and theme parks.
~Oscar Rodriguez., Engineer, Bogota, Colombia
The field is one where preparation means more than anywhere else.
~Markus B, I am a self taught artisan, very skilled with many tools and technique, Honokaa, HI
Research to get the best quality for the right dollar.
~Chuck A, Mfg engineer, Savannah, GA
Talk to and vist the supplier.
~Manufacturer, Tullytown, PA
Safety first.
~Rodney Cheong, General Management, BSB, Brunei
Research
~Technical Support/Services, Anchorage, AK


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