Faroex’s composite technologies are proving critical to maintaining OEM profitability in the face of economic uncertainty and offshore, body-on-chassis competitors.
The coach OEM that is prepared to offer an advanced service vehicle that delivers significantly reduced operating and maintenance costs will have a competitive advantage.
Key factors influencing operator purchasing decisions will continue to be: price, durability, serviceability, style, and life-time operating costs. Faroex’s configurable composite technologies are structured to provide the discerning OEM with the tools necessary to meet these acceptance criteria:
VARTM – this second-generation, sandwich-panel processing technology has been upgraded to reduce cost and improve performance. Characterized by low cost tooling, lightweight, and structural potential, it’s more than just a replacement for plywood. Think one-piece, “drop’n’go” no-rot floors with integrated ramp and seat plinths, step wells, or a structural roof (with or without skylights).
RIM DCPD – formerly out of reach of most coach OEMs, continuous process improvement and innovation at RMC has yielded another break through: low cost RIM tooling! Ideal for prototype and short-run moulding of instrument panels, side consoles, access panels, fenders, skirts, radiator and condenser grilles, headlight and taillight bezels utilizing this low cost, impact resistant, class “A” polymer.
Pultrusion – a high-strength, composite processing technology characterized by long lineals with complex geometry and a high degree of dimensional control. Typical applications include