Solutions with Engineered Materials
Engineered materials are specialty materials that have been designed and fabricated to exhibit specific properties or characteristics that make them useful for particular applications. They are created by altering the chemical, physical, or mechanical properties of a raw material through various processing techniques.
These materials are created to meet specific requirements and address various challenges in many industries, including aerospace and military defense, medical, semiconductor manufacturing, electronics, industrial, battery, energy, and others.
The uses of engineered materials are extensive and diverse, with applications that include thermal and electrical management, thermal isolation, EMI-RFI shielding, vibration dampening, noise attenuation, and shock mitigation. These applications can also require characteristics such as low mass, strength and durability, biocompatibility, chemical and radiation resistance, and ability to function in extreme temperatures.
Fralock provides an array of specialty engineered materials for high reliability applications to satisfy the unique requirements of our customers.
Engineered materials improve reliability of electronics and equipment and extend lifetime. They enhance performance in electronic assemblies, and in some cases enable operations that could not occur without them. They can also enable design flexibility and reduce the number of components required in a device, reducing overall cost.
Customizability: Engineered materials can be designed and fabricated to have specific properties, making them highly customizable, allowing designers and engineers to create materials that meet specific requirements of their application.
Durability: Many engineered materials are designed to be highly durable, withstanding extreme environments, high pressures, and high temperatures. They can also be highly resistant to wear, tear, and corrosion. These capabilities make them ideal for use in harsh environments and in applications of use over long periods of time.
Lightweight: Engineered materials can be lightweight while still possessing high strength and stiffness. This makes them ideal for use in applications where weight reduction is critical.
Safety: Materials can be designed to dissipate heat, block and resist high heat, which can retard or resist flame. They can also be chemically resistant, which can mitigate exposure to toxic substances in environments where toxic chemicals are present. Some engineered materials have unique electronic properties, such as conductivity or insulation, that can be used in applications such as electronics and electrical systems. These materials can improve safety by reducing the risk of electrical hazards.
Cost-effective: In some cases, engineered materials can be more cost-effective than natural materials. For example, composite materials are often used as a replacement for metal parts because they are lighter and cheaper to manufacture.
Fralock sets itself apart as a valued resource to our customers by offering custom laminates that combine materials to achieve synergistic properties beyond those of the individual materials. Our subject matter experts work with you to incorporate your needs and create a solution that meets your unique requirements, with scalabability to meet your production needs. Our in-house testing ensures that materials are performing to the desired specifications. If you have a challenging application that requires an alternate material, we can help provide a superior solution.
Our company employs high-grade materials to engineer and manufacture reliable components that satisfy the rigorous requirements of our customers. Our materials are sourced from trusted partners such as:
DuPont, 3M, Fujipoly, Henkel/Bergquist, St Gobain, Laird, Nitto Denko, Avery Dennison, Rogers, and other leading material manufacturers.