One of our customers produces portable pumps. Traditionally these pumps, an internal combustion engine and a water pump, used a frame and sheet metal covers. The challenge was to reduce weight and increase functionality and appearance.
We proposed a fiberglass solution. Use high strength fiberglass, and use geometry to our advantage to build a strong, light weight and attractive structure for the mount and cover of the portable pump.
The fiberglass shape allowed us to create good airflow to cool the engine, insulation and reflective foil allowed us to protect the fiberglass from heat and the overall result was a light and attractive package. We used a clear lexan cover to protect the controls.