DART Aerospace, a world-leading producer and manufacturer of helicopter equipment, is just about ready to certify its Bell 505 Bear paw helicopters and just recently announced that it is accepting pre-orders.
Helicopters have always had balancing problems on soft terrains when it came to takeoffs and landings. DART Aerospace constructed its Bearpawswith high density polymers, which resist cracking, chipping and breaking and which additionally providesreliable and deliberate load transfers. The flexible high density polymers deflect under high-point contact loads when landing on rocks or roots and its inherent memory makes sure that the helicopter returns to its original shape.
Since 1998, Ecomass Technologies has provided innovative solutions through advanced composite materials, engineered thermoplastic composite materials, high density plastics, high density polymers, and gamma ray shielding. It has worked with government and commercial customers to conquer physical property and material challenges and exceed application needs.
Ecomass’ high gravity compounds deliver outstanding performance whenever designers need significant weight, even in small spaces. Its high density injection-moldable materials help free up premium space in component parts, giving part designers more design latitude and freedom. Just like the high density polymers DART Aerospace is using in its Bell 505 Bear paw helicopters. In addition, its weighting and balancing compounds can be modified to satisfy a wide range of physical property requirements, such as tensile strength, impact strength, flex strength, flex modulus, and heat deflection temperature.
Ecomass’ high gravity compounds have been used in a variety of weighting and balancing applications, including:
o nontoxic frangible projectiles
o manual transmission shifter cartridges
o hub odometers
o instrument housing
o golf club weights
o inertia discs
o return weights
Ecomass initially designed its high gravity compounds to replace lead with nontoxic high density thermoplastic composite materials. Its high gravity compounds are currently the ideal lead substitute and currently help customers meet health and industry standards while overcoming ever-increasing regulatory concerns.
These are really just a mere example of how Ecomass’ compounds can be used.
All Ecomass Compounds meet the EU RoHS Directive, are 100% lead free, do not contain any U.S. EPA toxic or hazardous materials, and comply with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act.
Contact Ecomass today or see its website and complete one if its RFQ Forms to find out how you and/or your company might be able to use thermoplastic composite materials, high density plastics, and high density polymersto balance weight, replace lead, or apply them to any other valuable use.