As a highly plastic sculpture material, Fiberglass sculpture has a very wide range of sculpture design. It is widely used in shopping malls and various occasions. Today, the Bosong Sculpture Company will introduce the advantages and disadvantages of Fiberglass sculpture.

Definition of Fiberglass

Glass fiber reinforced plastic (Fiberglass) is also called fiberglass, that is, fiber-reinforced plastic, which generally refers to glass fiber reinforced unsaturated polyester, epoxy resin, and phenolic resin matrix. Reinforced plastics using glass fiber or its products as reinforcing materials are called glass fiber reinforced plastics, or glass steel, which is different from tempered glass.

Because of the different resins used, there are differences between polyester fiberglass, epoxy fiberglass, and phenolic fiberglass. Light and hard, non-conductive, stable performance, high mechanical strength, less recycling, and corrosion resistance. It can replace the steel to make machine parts and cars, ship shells, etc., so it can be used in sculpture.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of Fiberglass sculpture

What are the advantages and disadvantages of Fiberglass sculpture

The advantages and disadvantages of Fiberglass sculpture are equally obvious. We need to be able to grasp the advantages of Fiberglass well, to avoid his disadvantages, and to be well applied in the sculpture industry.

Fiberglass sculpture advantages

Lightweight and high strength: The relative density is between 1.5 and 2.0, only 1/4 to 1/5 of carbon steel, but the tensile strength is close to or even exceeds that of carbon steel, and the specific strength can be compared with high-grade alloy steel.

Therefore, it has excellent results in aviation, rockets, spacecraft, high-pressure vessels, and other products that need to reduce their weight. The tensile, flexural, and compressive strength of some epoxy Fiberglass can reach more than 400Mpa.

Corrosion resistance: Fiberglass is a good corrosion-resistant material, and has good resistance to the atmosphere, water, and common concentrations of acids, alkalis, salts, and a variety of oils and solvents. It has been applied to all aspects of chemical anticorrosion and is replacing carbon steel, stainless steel, wood, non-ferrous metals, etc.

Good electrical properties: It is an excellent insulating material used to make insulators. It can still protect good dielectric properties at high frequencies. Microwave transmission is good and has been widely used in radomes.

Good thermal performance: Fiberglass has low thermal conductivity, 1.25 ~ 1.67kJ / (m · h · K) at room temperature, only 1/100 ~ 1/1000 of metal, which is an excellent thermal insulation material.

It is an ideal thermal protection and ablative material under transient ultra-high temperature conditions, which can protect the spacecraft from high-speed airflow above 2000 ℃.

Good designability:

(1) Fiberglass sculptures of various structures and shapes can be flexibly designed according to the needs to meet the requirements of use, which can make the product have a good integrity.

(2) Materials can be fully selected to meet the performance of Fiberglass sculptures, such as: corrosion-resistant, instantaneous high-temperature resistance, particularly high strength in a certain direction of the sculpture, good dielectric properties, etc.

Excellent workability:

(1) The molding process can be flexibly selected according to the shape, technical requirements, use and quantity of the sculpture.

(2) The process is simple and can be molded at one time, and the economic effect is outstanding, especially for the small number of sculptures with complex shapes and difficult to form, and it also highlights its technological superiority.