Amalga – Crushing the competition
Here is an example of a crush test done on one of our 16 inch inside diameter x .250 inch wall fiberglass/epoxy tubes.
· First picture shows a deflection of 3 inches with the force of 900 lbs.
· Second picture shows a deflection of 7 inches with the force of 1600 lbs.
Tube failed at 2400 lbs of compressive force.
ACI designs and engineers fiberglass/epoxy cores as a light weight, corrosion resistant and lower cost direct replacement for steel, aluminum and brass.
Amalga barrel cores are also used as a direct replacement for cardboard cores because of its high strength, tight tolerances, non contamination to product, non conductive and longer re-usable life cycle.
Amalga fiberglass/epoxy tubing is also dent and shatter resistant.