BlueROV2 Machined Buoyancy Foam

$45.00

Subsea Buoyancy Foam machined specifically to maximize buoyancy on the BlueROV2. Increases vehicle stability and lifting capacity. Officially rated to 244 meters (800 ft) water depth.

In stock

SKU: FLOAT-R3318-BROV2-R1-RP
HS Code: 3920.61.00

Product Description

LAST-A-FOAMĀ® R-3318 is a machinable, hydrostatic pressure-resistant foam that provides buoyancy underwater. The closed-cell structure is engineered to resist penetration by water. Due to its pressure resistance to many fluids and resins, it is also used in resin-transfer molding as a core material. LAST-A-FOAMĀ® R-3318 semi-submersible foam is optimal for shallow to mid-water underwater robotics applications.

This particular size is machined to fit perfectly into the BlueROV2 fairing and maximize the amount of available buoyancy. Upgrading to this machine foam adds a total of 500 grams (1 lb) of additional buoyancy. This adds more stability and payload capacity to the ROV. Unfortunately, the machining process is expensive so this block is quite a bit more expensive than the standard BlueROV2 buoyancy foam, available here.

R-3318 is manufacturer rated to 244 meters operation depth when uncoated.

Features

  • Easy to machine, coat, and paint
  • Excellent compressive and insulation properties
  • Resistant to hydrostatic pressure
  • High impact resistance
  • Biologically Inert
  • Oil, grease, and solvent resistant
  • Cost-effective solution
  • Does not rot or decay
  • Performs in freshwater or saltwater
  • Compatible with many types of adhesive

Contents

  • 1 x Machined R-3318 Buoyancy Foam for the BlueROV2 Fairing

Specifications

ParameterValue
Density18 lbs/ft3288 kg/m3
Specific Gravity0.29
Tested Depth (Uncoated)800 ft244 m
Tested Depth (Coated)1600 ft488 m
Net Buoyancy (Lifting force)1.08 lb
488 g
Weight (in air)0.46 lb
209 g

2D Drawings

3D Models

FLOAT-R3318-BROV2-R1-RP (.zip)

Documents

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) (PDF)

Revision History

13 November 2018

  • Initial Release – R1

Community

Blue Robotics Forum – BlueROV2