Rotational Molders and the Aerospace Industry
Rotational molders are used to create products for a wide variety of industries. The aerospace field is just one example of the industrial sector that employs rotationally molded products in its machines. For example, many airplanes are made from various kinds of resin that has been processed by rotational molders. One of the benefits of using rotationally molded resin products is that they are able to withstand extreme temperatures both high and low, which is of course important when you have an airplane that needs to fly at 35,000 feet.
Additionally, airplanes that have parts constructed from rotationally molded components must pass numerous tests to ensure they maintain their integrity both on and off the ground. Each piece of equipment is tested for its ability to resist burn, gravitational pull, smoke damage, and breakage, and these are just a few of the tests to which the parts are subjected. Rotationally molded pieces are ideal for use in airplane construction because those pieces have been formed through a slower molding process that allows for a stronger adherence of the material being molded to the shape of the mold itself. What this all translates to, basically, is that airplane parts formed by rotational molders are pretty tough.
It is not only the commercial aircraft industry that benefits from rotational molders and their products. The American military also depends on molded thermoplastics in their planes. Moreover, the bodies of the planes are not the only parts that are molded, but also many of the interior aspects of the craft some may not always think about when they think of airplane construction. These parts include various aspects of the airplane’s ventilation system, electronics housing, fluid storage, cooling storage units. In other words, many of the molded elements on these aircraft have to do with keeping safe the things that keep the pilots safe.