PORON® Urethane Gap Filling Design Tool

On March 8, 2011, in Design Tools, HPF, by juliann

Need the perfect gasketing material?  Look no further; Rogers Gap Filling Tool for PORON® Urethanes is designed to do just that!

When designing a hand-held device, appliance or enclosure, it’s important for design engineers to understand the tolerances and performance of PORON Urethane foam materials for gaps both large and small.

When filling a space within a device or trying to make a tight seal, it’s important to know the stress or “push back” force the material will exert at that specific percent compression or final gap thickness before selecting a material.  If a material’s push back force exceeds the design’s limitations, it can cause deformation in the device or enclosure.

Rogers engineers have created a unique tool to help the design community calculate the push back force of PORON Urethane foams at various gap thicknesses.  This important design information is obtained through Compression Force Deflection (CFD) curves of various PORON materials.  A guided YouTube tutorial is available for quick training!

The Rogers Gap Filling Tool is useful for design engineers who are responsible for designing products in the automotive, appliance, and consumer electronics markets, as well as industrial applications like enclosure units or any product that requires a gasket, spring or seal.

Below is a screen shot of the Rogers Gap Filling Tool with a link to access the tool. Good luck and let us know what you think. Your feedback is crucial for us to continue to make useful tools that help solve your design challenges.

PORON Eurethane Gap Filling Tool

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