Foam fabricating is the manufacturing of a lightweight, versatile, polymer-based material. The material, such as plastic or polyurethane, is frothed up while in a molten state and then cooled, which fills the material with countless little bubbles, giving it an appearance similar to a sponge.
DV8 Enterprises, LLC
We know that quality is important to you, which is why we take the time to manufacture the highest quality foam fabricating products in the industry. We have over 25 years of experience in the industry, and we use every bit of that knowledge to benefit you! We can create customized parts, or you can choose from our large base of stock foam parts. Contact us today to learn more!
American Excelsior Company
Locations in OH, TX, IL, WI, WA - 800-777-7645
We have the latest technologies in the industry of foam fabricating. We have a high-caliber logistics team to ensure you receive timely delivery no matter where you come from. We are headquartered in Arlington, TX, but we can supply foam products to customers around the world. No matter what business you are in, we have the foam products you need!
TMP Technologies, Inc.
We are the foam fabricating experts. We have a commitment to quality that you won`t find with other companies. We are fully ISO 9001:2008 certified, and we have manufactured millions of parts without a single error. Our company is dedicated to our customers as well as quality. No matter what kind of foam product you need, we can make it happen! Contact us to learn more!
American Foam Products
American Foam Products can take your product or drawing and produce the exact design you are looking for. AFP is proud of their expert engineers who have quality experience with foam fabricating. AFP uses numerous materials, providing a wide range of services and products in various densities, shapes and sizes, meeting the specific needs of all their valued customers.
Rempac Foam Corporation
Rochelle Park, NJ
Lumberton, NC: 973-881-8880
We are satisfied that we provide the best manufacturing and foam fabricating processes in the world. However, we also constantly look for new ways to improve our production and quality processes. We use feedback from our customers to help create better products in the future. Contact us today to find out how we can get started helping you right away!
Wisconsin Foam Products, Inc.
With us, you will find that we adhere to all ISO and QS specifications. We never cut corners when it comes to quality, only prices! We believe in finding the best ways to save you money on your foam fabricating services. We can do it all, wire cutting, water cutting, die cutting, and many design formulations and inventions. Contact us today to learn more!
We are a world-class supplier for foam fabricating products. We have the technical expertise that our customers trust, and we provide the attention to detail that other companies miss. We are ISO 9000:2008 certified, and we are committed to do the job right the first time. We work closely with our customers so we don`t miss a thing. Learn more on our website!
Design Converting, Inc.
Grand Rapids, MI
Foam fabricating is our business, and we take it very seriously. We provide the best products and supplies to our customers. We will work with you to create the best products we can find. We want you to save as much money as possible, which is why we will let you know when we find cost-saving solutions for your needs! Contact us today to learn more!
Paragon Foam Fabricators, LLC
Our foam fabricating services are the best around. We can make nearly any imaginable foam product from the ground up. We only use the highest quality products, which we believe helps us create lifelong relationships with our customers. We will work with you every step of the way to create the perfect products for your needs. Contact us today for more info!
DiMax manufactures Reaction Injection Molding (RIM). Our RIM foam parts are ideal for a number of applications including: cushions, bumpers, pads and seals. Also, try RIM on applications that require shock absorption, vibration dampening or compression. At DiMax we will work with you to create almost any shape for your company's needs. We are capable of low and medium quantity runs for any size order.
Foam fabricating services produce a large amount of scrap. The first major source of scrap is produced during foam production as well as foam die cutting processes. Foam scrap is produced as a result of the startup and shutdown of the production line when manufacturing runs are changes over and when foam blocks are cut and shaped into the desired end product. The second major source of foam scrap is foam products that have reached the end of their useful life. Scrap foam is often shredded and rebonded and then used for such products as carpet padding and filler for pillows and furniture. Foam scrap can also be burnt in order to reduce waste bulk; however this was more popular in past decades. Although the burning of foam is considered to be non-toxic by U.S. government agencies, as a result of growing environmental concerns and more stringent carbon dioxide emission regulations, many foam manufacturers have turned to recycling as a waste handling method. Recycling offers manufacturers the ability to recoup return on investment, which would be lost by burning the scrap. Although the use of recyclable foam materials is growing, the process of collecting the foam, separating out the contaminants and then shipping the foam economically can be time consuming and costly to those foam manufacturers wanting to recycle.
- A material utilized to alter the properties,
processing or final use of a base polymer. The quantity of additive is
usually articulated in terms of parts per hundred of the total resin
in the polymer formulation
- The quantity of air that can flow through a two foot by two foot by one foot foam sample with a five inch water pressure differential. Air flow is expressed in cubic feet per minute.
- Voids in molded foam parts that are the result of the entrapment of air pockets occurring during mold fill out. Air traps are characterized by shiny, smooth surfaces.
- Category of compounds that catalyze in polyurethane foam reactions.
- Foam containing electrically conductive material in order to prohibit static electricity buildup or to promote static discharge. Anti-static flexible polyurethane foam is used mainly for packaging electronic components.
- An additive that supplements the main blowing agent water in the production of foam and could create softer or lighter foam.
- A test technique that measures the surface resilience of flexible polyurethane foam by dropping a steel ball of a specified mass from a certain height onto the foam sample. The ball rebound value is the ball rebound height as a percentage of the height of the fall.
- Large, irregular cells found beneath the surface of the skin of a molded foam part.
- The method of foaming flexible polyurethane in production. Blowing happens when toluene diisocyanate and water react to create CO 2.
- The blending of two or more components into a composite. Foam is typically attached to other foam grades or polyester fiber.
- The contouring or shaping of flexible polyurethane foam pieces by the removal of foam with abrasives.
- A section of foam cut from a constantly produced slab stock kind of foam.
- The hollow space left behind in the structure of polyurethane foam encased by polymer membranes or the polymer skeleton after blowing is finished.
- Flexible polyurethane foams produced without using chlorofluorocarbons as auxiliary blowing agents.
- A process in which high-resiliency foam is produced. Pouring is carried out without heat and foam is cured at or near room temperature.
- An additive that will decrease the ability of flexible polyurethane foam to ignite or make it burn more slowly.
- Also known as compression load deflection (CLD), it is a calculation of the load-bearing capability of a foam.
- A process involving special cutting equipment to create a foam sheet with dimples.
- The capability of a flexible polyurethane foam to return to its natural state from the pinched results of die cutting.
- A process in which the mold lid is closed and locked in molded foam production and the foaming mixture is injected through ports in the lid of the mold
- The cutting of foam with a specialized saw into patterns from a foam block, creating a custom foam part.
- The inner area of foam, away from the outer skin.
- A procedure, typically mechanical- or vacuum-assisted, in which the closed cells of a high resilience slab stock or molded foam are opened.
- Foam with low resiliency that does not quickly regain its original shape after deformation.
- A method in which the shape of the foam is altered from its original state through compression or heat.
- The cutting out of parts from foam using a process that is similar to stamping out the part. It is good for long duration runs of cut parts that necessitate uniformity in size.
- The boring of holes into a foam to enhance air flow, provide for greater ease of button application in tufted design and to make the foam feel softer.
- Polymers that, when undergoing deformation, resist and recover in a way similar to that of natural rubber.
- Also called "flame bonding" it is the process of bonding flexible foam to a fabric, film or other material by melting the surface of the foam with a flame source and quickly pressing it to the material before the foam resolidifies.
- A kind of polyurethane foam created with a combination of polymer or graft polyols. This foam is not as uniform in its cell structure in comparison to conventional products, which enhances the comfort, support, resilience and bounce of the foam.
- The cutting of foam using high-temperature wires instead of a saw blade. Hot wire cutting is generally used for cutting intricate parts.
- A quick way to refer to the group of diisocyanates that are one of the two primary ingredients in the chemical process from which polyurethane foam is produced.
- A method of bonding layers of foam together in a simple composite. Laminating could be attained with adhesives or with heat processes, such as flame lamination.
- Method of cutting thin sheets from a foam cylinder.
- The higher-density exterior surface of foam, typically resulting from the foam surface cooling at a higher rate than the core.
- Flexible polyurethane foam produced by the constant pouring of mixed liquids onto a conveyor, which creates a continuous loaf of foam.
- Method a foam cutter uses for cutting sheets from a rectangular foam block.
- Significant hollow spaces that inadvertently form in foam structures. Voids are typically the result of inaccurate mold filling or inadequate moldability.