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Foam Foam Foam
« on: August 28, 2018, 09:44:33 AM »
Hey all,

Have been searching for some foam to use in padded cases, and local sources don't seem to be much help. I have been using Volara in a "400 density" but with my local sources asking $60-70/sheet(4x8), I need a more cost effective alternative.

What I am looking for is a medium to firm density, say 4-8#, and available in larger sheets(4x6 or 4x8, or even by the roll).

Currently looking at the following:

Neoprene sheet
https://www.foambymail.com/NE-HQ/neoprene-high-quality-foam-sheets.html

Cross Linked Polyethylene:
https://www.foambymail.com/XPE6/cross-linked-polyethylene-foam-6lb.html

Ideally, the foam of choice would be (safely) laserable, as that is a tool I look to add to my shop down the line, and would prefer to not have to change materials again...

Thoughts/ideas/opinions are greatly appreciated.

cheers,
Dan

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Re: Foam Foam Foam
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2018, 01:46:13 PM »
Don't know if it helps but this is where we get our foam, nice people but shipping will get you.

https://foamforyou.com/volara.html

if it matters their volara is not Berry

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Re: Foam Foam Foam
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2018, 06:22:16 PM »
Don't know if it helps but this is where we get our foam, nice people but shipping will get you.

https://foamforyou.com/volara.html

if it matters their volara is not Berry
Kord, or anyone else.
Is there a friendly source for 1/8” foam that is Berry compliant?
I haven’t done that kind of work yet, but want to get my ducks in a row, to be ready if that need arises.
Thanks, Scott

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Re: Foam Foam Foam
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2018, 08:18:14 PM »
These guys are good. Minimums of around $100 or $125 per order. Please mention that I referred you.

Stephen Shields
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sales@zfabusa.com
 
Z Fab USA (used to be called Fortifoam)
6001 Tension Dr
Fort Worth, Texas 76112
817-380-1156

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Re: Foam Foam Foam
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2018, 10:05:32 AM »
CCNS (closed cell neoprene sponge) MIL-STD-417.

Buy factory direct from Monmouth Rubber & Plastics. "We make it in America and Ship Worldwide"

They have a good story too-  https://monmouthrubber.com/monmouth-rubber-plastics-2/

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Re: Foam Foam Foam
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2018, 01:30:24 PM »
mini cell and eva work well for us.