TASK® 16 Rubber for Impact Resistant Bumpers


BMS Logistics in Allentown, PA has one of the largest bonded freight warehouses in Pennsylvania, USA. They receive, store and ship tons of freight on a daily basis, over 100 fork trucks operate simultaneously at high speeds to stay on schedule. Fork trucks that handle pallets and crates move quickly between aisles and occasionally run into metal rack guards that protect storage rack posts.  Some really take a beating and need to be replaced on a regular basis. Warehouse manager, Owen Morris, contacted Smooth-On for a material and procedure for making custom bumpers that would help minimize the damage to their rack guards.

 TASK® 16 urethane rubber was selected because it is highly impact and abrasion resistant bumper; a perfect protective rubber bumper material.

Materials Used in this Tutorial

Step 1: Preparing Model