Our customer is a manufacturer of railroad crossing warning protection materials. Typically, railroad crossing gates are constructed using steel, wood, or aluminum. However, in high wind and hurricane-prone areas, they are often damaged and need frequent replacement. The superior material strength and elasticity offered by fiberglass make it the preferred material for products intended for use in these extreme environments.
At Advanced Fiber Products (AFP), our team has provided the customer with this alternative material for their products since 1992. We supply rectangular tubing that can withstand the application’s harsh UV demands and meet the customer’s requirements for strength, flexibility, and impact resistance. Our fabrication department utilizes a 23-inch, four-axis CNC router to produce fiberglass products that are ready for assembly.
As the customer’s products are critical to safe railroad crossing operations, when a natural disaster disables railroad crossing warning protection, they need to be able to respond quickly. Our quick response times facilitate their success. To offer them the shortest lead times possible, we maintain an inventory of their product for immediate shipment.
- Product Description
- Capabilities Applied/Processes
- Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
Pultruder, 23″ 4-axis CNC-controlled router
- Overall Part Dimensions
Wall Thickness .125″
- Tightest Tolerances
High strength, elasticity and impact resistance
- Material Used
Smooth surface and UV resistance
- In process testing performed
Full dimensional inspection and finish quality.
- Estimated Part Weight
- Industry for Use
Railroad crossing warning protection
- Delivery Location
- Standards Met
Customer supplied print, 2D CAD Drawing