Check out our newest YouTube video. Embossing Sheet Metal with Urethane. Urethane is a perfect universal die pad for embossing. It will handle all types of material and details. We stock our standard sheets in 40A, 60A, 80A, 90A, 95A and 75D We will custom cut these to your needed size and ship daily. Because of so many variables you may need to experiment on the durometer harness to achieve your desired results. If you are unsure feel free to contact us anytime. Contact Us Here. Check out the video. Leave a Like and Comment!
Urethane is that likely choice for embossing sheet metal materials that most haven’t even heard of or thought of using. The urethane’s elasticity is such that it will form and create the other side of the die when forming parts. As pressure increases the urethane will try to fill the voids in your negative creating a nice emboss over and over. The great thing about urethane is that it lasts a very long time and can be used repeatedly for consistent results. The durometer or hardness of the urethane can be customized using our special formulas to help when forming different thicknesses of metals or details in your patterns. Save time and money when you are on your next embossing project. We have sheets of urethane in stock. Please view the available sizes here and if you need a custom sized piece contact us here.
Depending on the resources, time and money available to you there may be the option and advantage of making a mold in house. We have plenty of customers that choose to make molds and send them to us for us to pour our highly durable K-Prene® urethane. The foreseen advantage is complete control of the mold and overall outcome of the part being produced resulting in the potential lowered costs of engineering and manufacturing of the mold in house. Of course this can create unforeseen problems and extend the amount of time it takes to complete the mold making process if we cannot correctly pour the part or there happens to be a mistake in the mold.
Because we are a urethane and mold making manufacturer we work with businesses like you, do this every day and can design molds that we know will end up working with our manufacturing processes. The idea behind having this service under one roof is to cut down on overall costs and time that it takes to complete a finished product. We are very competitive with our rates for engineering, mold making and machining as well as the urethane itself. We have a dedicated mold room to house your molds on site and only to be used for your production needs. After all of the time spent on communication, shipping and freight charges we strongly suggest you Contact Us to discuss your application with us before deciding to build molds in house.
In the event you can manage all of the above in house under cost and are prototyping – have small production runs it could work in your advantage to make molds at your facility and we are happy to consult with you on this. Contact Us for more information or call 1-800-345-0583
We manufacture and pour blocks of urethane for a customer that will further machine them for their particular application. This photo shows that we pour these very large blocks of 90A durometer urethane on various thicknesses of plate steel. The end user will then set them in a fixture for mill machining them as well as locate and drill all of the holes for a final product. The sky is the limit for these types of applications. Higher durometer urethane is easily machined to exacting tolerances while allowing for a final product that will be durable and forgivable for your application. You can trust Acrotech Inc. to provide you with the best and most consistent urethane in the industry. Contact Us for a quote on how this service could work for you and your business.
Do you have rollers that look like this? If so don’t hesitate to Contact Us.. We see rollers like this come through our doors every day. Many different industries use these types of rollers. Woodworking, Industrial Manufacturing and Conveyor lines use similar styles. Depending on what your rollers are handling they can wear in specific spots or deteriorate over time. Urethane is a likely choice for recovering due to its ability to withstand many different chemicals and materials with customized durometers or harnesses. Tuning your rollers for your particular application and pressures could make all of the difference. Recover your extreme use rollers with K-Prene® Fill out the roller recovery form Here and visit this page for more info. If you would like to check out our YouTube Video, click the link below
Acrotech Inc. Supplies multiple race car teams with a little known part that helps dial in race car suspension for specific tracks and conditions. The urethane spring rubber insert. Sometimes changing out a spring in favor of height and rate can take more time than what is available. This is evident when it comes time to pit the car, when time is of the essence a simple removal or swap of a spring rubber to help dial in feel and dampening can make the difference on a podium finish or not. Our urethane spring rubbers are highly customizable for many common sized springs. The durometer or hardness of the urethane will increase the spring rate a little bit (40A Durometer) or a lot (95A Durometer) effectively without swapping springs. Testing or trial and error is case by case, we recommend to start with several sets in different durometers to test for your vehicle on your track. Wether it be Nascar® or your local dirt racing track. Get the edge over the competition and call us for urethane spring rubbers. Contact us for a Quote.
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Roller Data Form: If you have a roller that needs refinishing and know the dimensions durometer and quantity please download and fill out this form. Call or send in a quote request form with this attached and we will get back to you as soon as possible with competitive pricing. Have another type of roller? No problem. Call us at 1-800-345-0583 to discuss more details and how we can help you recover with long lasting highly durable urethane.
A few older articles on thefabricator.com has come up and we are just archiving them here on our site for more exposure and future viewing.
When forming complicated shapes with sheet metal we have a solution that can be custom tailored to each application. A very sound investment for running production on these types of materials and odd applications. The life expectancy of the urethane varies depending on material, pressures and use but our special formulated k-prene® is the toughest urethane in the industry.
For more information please visit the article here: The Fabricator: The Science of Bending Perforated Sheet and Tread Plate
For more information on our large radius forming systems visit this link: Large Radius Forming
Urethane Metal Backed Sheets. Available in many different sizes, materials, thicknesses and durometers. These sheets are versatile and come in handy when preparing items for quick and fast repairs. The urethane is bonded to the metal sheet in the process of pouring and casting. The glue and urethane are both heated up in the process allowing for a strong inseparable bond. These sheets are precision cast meaning that the face is completely flat and blemish free.
The uses for urethane on metal backed sheets are endless in the maintenance and industrial field as well as packaging and automation. They can even serve as a base for precision water jetting of OEM parts. Cut, drill and saw this material to suit your needs. All standard metal sheet sizing is 10GA. (.135) Mild Steel. We can bond this to thinner / thicker mild steel or aluminum. Have an exotic application or material that you need our urethane bonded to? Contact us to find out how we can help you and provide a service unlike any other in the industry. Bonding urethane to metal is something we take pride in doing and are able to help with truly custom / unheard of parts. Find out why Acrotech Inc. is the leader with urethane metal backed sheets.
For those in the food industry looking to improve the production capabilities and reliability of machinery operations we highly recommend servicing parts with our food grade urethane. The unique and durable properties of urethane are excellent for use in the food industry. We are able to recover most existing parts such as rollers, mixers, paddles and more. Our entire process ensures that you get an exact part in return that its defect free for long and reliable use. Wash down and clean up is a breeze with our urethane. The various durometers or hardness of the material can fine tune your operation to run at maximum capacity. We are here to help you every step of the way from product conception, engineering, mold making and production pouring of your parts. If you have any questions or need help please Contact Us.