The Process

Jenkins-Martin fiberglass drum shells are produced in a unique composite molding process specifically designed to create a truly one-piece, solid shell. An individual strand of glass fibers, saturated with a specialized resin, is continuously wound around a mandrel (mold) until the desired length and thickness is achieved. The material is then heated for a prescribed period of time at a specific temperature. As the material cures (hardens) the glass and resin bond together to become a single, solid unit. The cured material is then extracted from the mandrel and cut to size. The resulting shell gets sanded smooth and finally, the edges are trued.

Wound Fiberglass Shells

The Process
Learn how our shells are made.

The Magic
Discover what sets Jenkins-Martin shells apart from the rest.

Recreating the Originals
Read about our journey to resurrect this legendary shell technology.