Products for Military, Defense and Security Applications
The material characteristics of composites are ideally suited to military, defense and security products. MFG has a strong record of successfully building FRP (fiberglass reinforced plastic) products for government agencies such as DARPA as well as prime and sub-contractors.
Defense customers place high value on our key strengths: outside-the-box problem solving, weight reduction, corrosion resistance, part consolidation and prototyping. Supplier selection criteria often includes order flexibility – and our network of facilities allows us to deliver on that as well.
With a gamut of advanced materials and processes, we can support specific requirements for appearance, aerodynamics, durability and weight. Our involvement in other demanding industries bolsters the value we bring to defense customers. (LEARN MORE: download case study examples at bottom of this page)
MFG is resourced to meet your requirements in the areas of quality assurance, JIT delivery and project management. Rigorous program management during design, tool building, first article approval and production launch ensures synchronization with your delivery needs.
Value Added Services
- Weight/mass reduction
- Part consolidation
- Material innovation
- R&D and accredited testing laboratory
- Professional project management
- Plants located across the USA to support OEM Quick Reaction Capability
Quality and Other Certifications
- Exterior Panels (hoods, fenders, hatchbacks, doors, window frames, tool/stowage boxes)
- Under Hood Panels (cooling module covers/panels, battery boxes/covers, engine covers, firewalls)
- Structural (load floors, wheelhouse assemblies, rear compartments/underbody, front fascia, transmission covers, ballistic panels)
Shelters, Pods and Containers, War Fighter Safety Equipment, Training Simulators
LCM Process + Preform – MFG PRiME™
Short video explaining MFG's PRiME process (compression molding with pre-placed reinforcement). This composite molding process has become the platinum standard in the automotive, heavy truck and defense industries where light-weight, high reliability components are required.
Light Weight Material
Light weight material floating in water
Research & Testing Lab Capabilities
Short video that explains and highlights the value-added research and testing services that are available for customers of the Molded Fiber Glass Companies (MFG). Narrated by Peter Emrich, CCT-CM, Vice President of Technology at MFG.
Mass Reduction with Value-Engineered Composites
Guidance for light-weighting (mass reduction) of products using advanced composite materials.
Technical Design Guide for FRP Composite Products and Parts
Fiber glass (FRP) composite materials and processes are explained in detail. This design guide outlines various selection criteria with helpful technical data and comparisons to alternative materials.
Case Study of Composites Use in Military and Defense Products
Case Study of Composites Use in a number of Military and Defense Products include vehicles and kitchen pods.
iNVENTA™ 74109 Ultra Light SMC Material
The ultimate material for mass reduction, featuring a specific gravity under 1.11 (~60% lighter than standard SMC formulations).