McClarin Plastics, LLC is an industry leader in fiberglass reinforced composite forming technologies. We have the capacity to execute several cutting edge molding processes to form components of high quality and strength.

Vacuum Infusion Molding Component

Vacuum Infusion Molding Component

Similar in concept, the vacuum infusion process (VIP) uses a vacuum pump to drive resin into the laminate, while resin transfer molding (RTM) uses a pressure pump as the motive force.

VIP component parts are vastly stronger and lighter as compared to open mold manufactured parts. VIP is more cost-efficient since its tooling and labor costs are much lower than other methods, and little to no material is wasted in the process.

VIP offers improved process times, consistent and close tolerance results, and higher quality control assurances, since the part can be inspected during various stages of the process.

Additional advantages of VIP include improved surface quality and reduced environmental impact; VIP reduces the amount of volatile organic compounds and hazardous air pollutants in the air, since little to no resin can be utilized in the process.

We employ a diverse range of resins—such as vinyl ester, polyester, epoxy, and dicyclopentadiene (DCPD)—and reinforcement materials—such as honeycomb cones, foam core, various fibers, and Kevlar®—to match virtually any performance requirements you have.

We also have the capacity to mold components of almost any size and geometric complexity for low or high volume production runs and prototyping.

Our skilled professionals offer custom designed or engineered laminates to fit the needs of our customers, as well as a highly flexible dual laminate solution that provides high strength for any of your vacuum infused components.

By using efficient work processes and focusing on continuous improvement, we bring a level of quality to the work we produce. Maintaining an ISO 9001:2008 certification underscores our commitment to the quality of services we offer.

Leveraging our VIP and RTM molding technologies provide a faster turnaround with a better result. You will find additional information in the table below. Contact us at any time to learn more.

Vacuum Infusion Process Specs

Product Capabilities

Vacuum Infusion Process (VIP)
Resin Transfer Molding (RTM)
Light Resin Transfer Molding (LRTM)
Vacuum Assist Resin Transfer Molding (VARTM)

Reinforcement Material

Honeycomb Cones
Fiberglass
Carbon Fiber
Kevlar®
Glass Fiber
  E-Glass
  S-Glass
Thermoplastic Glass Fiber
Polypropylene Embedded Glass
Hybrid Fibers
Foam Cores

Resin Types

Vinyl Ester
Polyester
Epoxy
Polyurethane
Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD)
Fire Retardant Resins

Length

Size is virtually unlimited, please contact us today regarding your project

Tolerance (+/-)

Work to standard Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

Production Volume

Prototype/Pilot
  Low Volume
  Short Run
Production
  High Volume
  Long Run

Additional Information

Value Added Services

Assembly
  Controlled Environment
    Controlled Humidity
    Controlled Temperature
Coating
  Powder Coating
  Ceramic Coating
  Copper Coating
RFI Shielding
Heat Shielding
Packaging
Hardware Design and Procurement
In-House Tooling
  Custom Patterns
  Custom Tooling
  Composite Tooling
    Offering Quick Turnaround Times
CNC Mold Machining

Assembly Mechanical
Logistics
Just In Time (JIT)
Kanban
Digitizing and Coordinate Measurement Machine (CMM)
  Faro Arm
Adhesive Bonding

Industry Focus

Transportation
  Trucks
  Cars
  Buses
  Trains
  Commuter Rail Systems
  Rapid Transport
Construction Equipment
Agricultural Equipment
Aerospace
Defense/Military
Fire & Emergency
Energy
Machinery
Marine
Building Products/Architectural
All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV)
Sports Equipment

Intended Application

Wind Turbine Components
Ducts
Partitions
Trays
Body Panels
Construction Equipment Covers
Transit Rail Car Interior Systems
Industrial Equipment Enclosures
Toilet Modules

Industry Standards

ASME
American Society of Mechanical Engineers

ASTM
American Society for Testing and Materials

CSA
Canadian Standards Association

FAA
Federal Aviation Administration

FDA
Food And Drug Administration

ISO: ISO 9001
International Organization for Standardization

Mil-Spec
Military Specifications

RoHS
Restriction Of Hazardous Substances (Compliant)

SAE
Society of Automotive Engineers

Six Sigma Capable SPC Control
100 Ton State Permit
EPA
Pennsylvania DEP

File Formats

AlphaCAM (AMD,ATD)
AutoCAD (DWG,DWZ)
BMP
Creo
IGES
Inventor (IDW, IPT)
JPG or JEPG
MasterCam (MDX, MC8, MC9, SET)
PDES
PDF
SAT
SolidEdge (DFT)
SolidWorks (SLDPRT,SLDDRW,SLDDRT)
STEP
SurfCam (DSN)
TIFF
TurboCAD (TCW,TCX)
Unigraphics (PRT)