... Bringing Value to our Customers

... Bringing Value to our Customers

... Bringing Value to our Customers

Phone: 260-627-0030

Fax:     260-627-0080

Phone: 260-627-0030

Fax: 260-627-0080

Compression Molded Products

From small scale and prototyping to large scale production runs, we manufacture a variety of products utilizing compression molding and other techniques to meet your specifications.

Production Capabilities

Our design & production teams have the knowledge necessary to assist each individual customer in getting the end product they need. We use electronic data, molds and secondary tooling along with in-process gauging to make sure each part is manufactured to customer satisfaction. Quality is of primary importance with high-priority placed on taking steps to ensure consistency and accuracy on every shipment. Lean manufacturing and continuous improvement are used to reduce waste, hold down cost, increase quality and meet timely delivery schedules.

Equipment Capabilities

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Our molding equipment line-up includes 19 compression molding presses ranging from 400 to 4400 tons at our Grabill, IN plant, and 10 presses ranging from 1000 to 2500 tons located in Shelbyville, IN.

Our press bed sizes range from 42" x 67" up to 144" x 144".

Added to this are three infra-red ovens used for GMT processing.

Industries Served

  • Bath-ware Industry
  • RV Industry
  • Automotive Industry
  • Light & Heavy Truck Industry
  • Building Industry
  • Recreational Industry
  • Industrial
  • Defense/ Aerospace
  • Electrical - Enclosure, Insulators
  • Agricultural
Two presses
Infrared oven

Compression Molding

Using compression molding techniques, we produce parts using thermoset and thermoplastic materials to produce parts with high mechanical strength. Using fiberglass reinforced or other composite materials, we produce the part to meet your unique application.

Material options include:

  • BMC (Bulk molding compound) glass filled
  • SMC (Sheet molding compound) from 12% to 48% glass filled
  • GMT in 20% to 40% glass filled PP with UV stable material available
  • Zeon - BMC Kevlar/ Ceramic fill
  • ABS
  • Epoxy Vinyl Ester resins
  • Urethane resins
  • Bio resins (Corn and soy based)
  • PLA (Polylactic acid biodegradable resin)
  • Polylactic Acid - Biodegradable resin)
Mold drawing
Housings
Compression molding machine
Molded plates

Large Capacity

With one of the largest presses in the US we can produce your large part in one piece. We have the tonnage capability for specialized applications.

Our large press bed measures 144" x 144" and provides 4400 tons of clamping force. We are one of only a few in the entire US with this capability.

Compression molded swimming pool
Large compression molded pieces
Large Press

SMC Manufacturing

SMC or Sheet Molding Compound manufacturing is a process whereby we are able to produce your part with a superior finish and high structural integrity.

The SMC material is manufactured using state of the art equipment. It is produced in sheet form which allows glass fibers of greater length to be used giving it high strength and superior physical qualities.

SMC manufactured shower
SMC Manufactured hot tub
SMC manufactured shower & tub
SMC manufactured shower & tub
SMC material manufacturing line

Automotive & Heavy Truck

We can produce your automotive or heavy truck parts in composite materials. We also specialize in using dual composite material types in one mold to give different sections of your part unique structural qualities.

Compression molded large truck part
Compression molded truck bin
Compression molded seat parts
Compression molded seat parts

About

R3 Composites is a family owned business committed to providing quality products at competitive prices.

When you choose R3 Composites, you are getting more than a parts vendor - you are choosing a manufacturing partner. We add value to the relationship by working with you every step of the way to make sure that every part meets or exceeds quality standards. This gives you confidence that your end product will consistently meet your expectations.

R3 has also expanded into manufacturing operations at its wholly owned subsidiary Carver Non-Woven Technologies. Here we make non-wovens with new industry processes creating breakthrough materials with superior engineering qualities, including our own Carver Technilite.

Call our sales team to learn more.

Contact

R3 Composites, Inc:

14123 Roth Rd

Grabill, IN 46741

Phone: 260-627-0030

Fax: 260-627-0080

Carver Non-Woven Technologies:

706 E Depot St

Fremont, IN 46737

Phone: 260-627-0033

Fax: 260-627-0043