Involving Astro Plastics engineers early in a project can be invaluable in developing the most cost effective, top performing part possible. These projects were successful thanks to early involvement:
Fastener Simplifies Installation
Part...Combination connector and trim piece for joining modular building panels.
Challenge...The mechanical fasteners used to assemble modular building panels are labor-intensive to install. In addition, the seams of panels joined with metal fasteners do not have a finished look.
Solution...We created a co-extruded, combination connector and trim piece to replace mechanical fasteners. The intricate trim feature hides unsightly panel seams.
Fluorescent Light Fixture Enclosure
Part...Combination enclosure and lens for fluorescent light fixtures to use in trade show displays.
Challenge...A trade booth display manufacturer asked for assistance in creating a decorative enclosure for fluorescent light fixtures. Criteria included that the enclosure be made of dent- and scratch-resistant, non-corrosive material.
Solution...Astro engineers designed a tri-extruded profile that features a hinged, acrylic lens attached to a high heat-resistant thermoplastic enclosure. The enclosure is made from colorful, extruded plastic so that there is no paint to scratch. Logos or other decorations can be applied to the enclosure. The fluorescent light fixture mounting hardware can easily be slid into place inside the enclosure, secured by sturdy, thermoplastic legs.