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FRP Sculpture Forming Process

Jul 25, 2020

Fiberglass sculpture is a type of sculpture. It is a composite material composed of synthetic resin as the matrix material and glass fiber and its products as reinforcement materials. It has the characteristics of light weight, corrosion resistance and relatively low cost. Fiberglass sculptures have become popular among modern sculptures because of their bright colors, good detail expressiveness, and low price, suitable for imitating various materials.

The specific process of glass fiber reinforced plastic sculpture production process:

The first step is to design and mold: the original mold of the glass fiber reinforced plastic sculpture can be molded with clay, and the ordinary mold is completed by professionals. After the sculpture work is completed, after it has been naturally dull and has a certain strength, the manufacture of glass fiber reinforced plastic sculpture molds can be stopped.

The second is mold manufacturing: mold manufacturing is the key to FRP molding, and FRP sculpture molds usually use plaster.

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The next step is the molding and manufacturing of FRP sculptures: FRP sculptures are generally manufactured by hand lay-up. According to the shape characteristics of the sculpture, they will start from the angle of facilitating molding and demolding. The mold can be combined into several units to remake. After forming unit products, they are combined into a whole, and finally the products are treated and painted as a whole.

An important issue in the molding of glass fiber reinforced plastic sculptures is the strengthening of the structure, which is welded with metal profiles to form the inner skeleton of the sculpture. When forming and manufacturing, the metal skeleton is gradually buried in the sculpture. In this way, the rigidity and strength of the glass fiber reinforced plastic sculpture is improved, and its service life is increased. Finally, the glass fiber reinforced plastic sculpture assembly mold is installed through the metal skeleton → the surface layer putty is filled → the chopped strand mat is laid → the checkered cloth is buried → the skeleton is buried → the final product is demolded. Finally, the post-processing of FRP sculptures: On the one hand, the post-processing of FRP sculptures is to repair some defects of the products after demolding, and more importantly, to create appearance effects. The appearance effects are often used to imitate red bronze and imitated bronze. The key is Prepare color paste.