RMC’s full spread of composite technologies is critical to maintaining OEM profitability in the face of market uncertainty and funding cuts.
As the fleet ages, new purchases will become inevitable – the transit OEM that is prepared to offer an advanced service vehicle that delivers significantly reduced operating and maintenance costs will have a competitive advantage over the take-it-or-leave it market leader.
Key factors influencing bid awards will continue to be: price, durability, serviceability, and most important, life-time operating costs. RMC’s composite technologies are configured to provide the discerning OEM with the tools to meet these challenges.
Leading transit OEMs use RMC’s unitized composite flooring for its light weight, rot resistance, and cost effectiveness.
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 step wells and wheel housings, or one piece rear step/upper deck, operator’s platform, or a structural roof (with or without skylights).
RIM DCPD – formerly out of reach of most transit 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, grilles, headlight and taillight bezels utilizing this low cost, impact resistant, class “A” polymer.
RIM Polyurethane – can mold bumpers, fenders, scuff rails, padded stanchions and grab bars in solid elastomer, structural, or flexible foam. Finishes range from in-mold primer to class “A” top coat, ready for installation.
RTM-lite – the Cadillac of affordable closed moulding technologies, RMC is a leader in this technology; suitable for medium volume parts such as front & rear mask, defroster door, dashboard, exterior side panels, and rear engine door.