CE phenolic is a fabricated reinforced laminate produced from a medium weave cotton cloth impregnated with a phenolic resin binder. The medium weave canvas yields good mechanical properties. However, it is not recommended for electrical primary insulation applications. CE phenolic meets Mil-I-24768/14 FBG requirements. It is available in sheet stock, rod, angle and U channel forms.
This cotton-canvas type material is frequently used in the manufacturing of pulleys, rollers, gears and guides. It also serves as electrical insulation in control boards. In addition to its good mechanical properties and toughness, CE phenolic offers high impact strength and exhibits good wear resistance; it is less abrasive than fiberglass when used in wear resistance applications. As with LE phenolic, this material can withstand temperatures of up to 285°F. CE phenolic machining is also a fairly easy procedure.
Garolite G10/FR4 is one of the most versatile phenolics available and an excellent choice for a range of projects. First introduced in 1950 and now widely used in many industrial applications, G10/FR4 is a fire-resistant glass-reinforced epoxy laminate.
Notable characteristics of G10/FR4 include:
AMI is unique in our ability to mass-produce Garolite insulators for use in terminal boards, electrical and electronic test equipment, and electric rotors, among other demanding applications. Our approach emphasizes quality above all else, ensuring we can provide Garolite phenolic machining to your specifications.
G10/FR4 is just one of many Garolite phenolics we work with. Other excellent candidates for CNC machining include:
Finding the right phenolic laminate and knowing how to work with it takes deep industry expertise. AMI offers unmatched CNC machining capabilities that can drive your project’s success. We are one of the few companies capable of accurately turning around projects using G10/FR4, CE and LE phenolics, plus other nonmetallic laminates.
Check out our CNC machining Material Selection Guide for more information about the factors that go into selecting the best product for a given application.
American Micro Industries has been in business since 1995. Over the course of more than two decades, we’ve grown to become the “go-to” manufacturer of high-quality custom parts and components for companies in industries such as Aerospace, Electronics, Automotive and Medical. Headquartered in Chambersburg, PA, we can meet the phenolics project needs for companies of all sizes throughout the USA.
No matter which phenolic material/production method you ultimately choose, you will get a finished product that will exceed your expectations. We specialize in the manufacturing of those hard-to-find parts that are typically unavailable from many of our competitors. We also strive to provide the fastest possible project turnaround time and prompt delivery to your facility. Our advanced logistics network enables us to process and ship orders in an expeditious manner, typically on the same or following day. It’s all part of our ongoing quest to achieve total satisfaction for every customer.