Cast Urethane Category

Making full use of modern dunnage trays is essential to ensuring the timely and safe shipment of various types of products, parts and pieces. Working with an experienced and knowledgeable team of experts in the industry is the best way to be sure that you have access to quality dunnage trays when they are needed the most. When choosing a company that specializes in dunnage trays, always work with a company that has a tooling and engineering department on site.   The Possibilities are Virtually Endless   This is a great way to ensure that all custom pieces are perfectly crafted to meet your specific needs. In many cases, a specialized project can be engineered from scratch using existing designs to meet the packaging needs of companies small and large alike. For example, plastic trays can be designed in such a way that they can easily be used with totes, racks or even boxes. In fact, the possibilities are virtually endless when working with a manufacturing firm that has engineering and tooling on site. Another important factor to consider when choosing returnable packaging or dunnage trays is to go with a company that understands the importance of using recyclable materials.   Making Full Use of Recyclable Materials   Today many racks, totes or boxes that are used in returnable packaging can easily be custom-made using 100% recyclable materials. This a great way to help the planet while also reducing cost and reducing the amount of waste that goes into landfills. In short, making full use of recyclable materials is a smart and cost-effective way to address the issue of return packaging and dunnage trays. Helton, Inc. is the go-to source for the very best in all types of dunnage and returnable packaging. The company brings years of experience to the table when it comes to working with a

  In the automotive industry and where returnable packaging is necessary, cast urethane products play a key role in keeping businesses going strong year after year. Other components produced in the cast urethane process include custom seats and pipe identification. Flexible urethane blinders as well as many components used in agriculture are frequently produced through casting urethane. In addition, cast urethane bumpers and cast urethane bushing as well as cast urethane bumper racks are commonly manufactured today.   Urethane Inserts and Urethane Dunnage   Today cast urethane is an essential part of manufacturing, industry and retail. Urethane inserts and urethane dunnage are just a few more examples of how this innovative and affordable material can be used. Regardless of how unique or specialized a project is urethane can get the job done. Cast urethane tooling is particularly important in the tooling of a wide array of automotive items as discussed. Bumpers made using the cast urethane process are more cost effective than with other options.   Cast Urethane Manufactures   Bushing produced using urethane is a popular choice today as a preferred material for production. Bumper racks made of cast urethane are equally as impressive and offer excellent protection for car parts in the shipping stage. Helton, Inc. is a trusted and a respected name in a full array of cast urethane products. The company is dedicated to providing only the highest quality products at the most reasonable pricing. With years of experience and a commitment to quality customer service few other cast urethane manufactures can compare.   Custom Manufacturing of Thermoformed Plastic   Having served industry and retail since the 1970s, Helton, Inc. is a plastics company that simply gets it right. The custom manufacturing of thermoformed plastic components is always done with the customer in mind. From cast urethane bumpers to cast urethane bumper racks and cast urethane

Cast urethane technology consists of bringing together two or more reactive chemicals in their liquid state and mixing them together at the appropriate ration. The reactive liquid chemicals are called “prepolymers” and “curatives”. They are mixed together under specific ratio and temperature conditions. This causes a chemical reaction, turning them into a solid shape. Once the chemicals are mixed together they form polymer chains and begin a liquid to solid transition. This process can be used for a wide range of applications because the end result can be basically any shape or form imaginable. The cast urethane process begins with a pattern. Typically the pattern is a CAD file or a physical part. If provided with a CAD file a master can be created using Stereolithography (SLA; also known as optical fabrication, photosolidification, solid free-form fabrication and solid imaging). The master can also be created by other methods, such as CNC machining. The master is perfected to the level required to accomplish the desired overall appearance of the casted parts. Generally, silicone molds can create 15 to 30 parts before issues occur. Additional molds are made using the original master if larger quantities are needed. The master is then encapsulated in silicone rubber. Once the rubber is cured, the master is removed leaving behind a mold. After the mold is perfected the urethane is selected and, if necessary, the color is matched. Then the mold is injected with the liquid urethane. Once the urethane has cured the part is removed and the process begins again. Curing times may vary depending on the urethane from thirty minutes all the way up to a day. This is called gel time. It is very important that the processor understands the complexities involved with all aspects of the materials involved. Urethane is one of the most versatile materials

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