Engineering Materials

Leveraging advanced thermoplastics to manufacture cobots

Safer, faster and more cost-effective cobots are already transforming major industries. Cobots are manufactured on a large scale to meet businesses growing demands. Safety and efficiency are key to the commercial success of cobots, yet the inertia of metal material solutions poses safety risks to workers and limits the speed of these devices. Engineering plastics as a lightweight alternative material solution, not only decrease safety risks but also offer significant product cost, efficiency and sustainability advantages.

Lower your costs of ownership and enhance cobots safety and efficiency

High-quality polymers that are easily dropped into injection molding processes will enable manufacturers to achieve potential cost savings of up to 30% – as this method of manufacturing inherently supports non-linear cost scaling. At the same time, cobots are made of numerous small or intricate components with varying durability, flexibility, dimensional stability, and thermal and electrical endurance requirements. All these components require materials that are durable, lightweight and sustainable.

Thermoplastics empower cobot manufacturers to lightweight all key device components. These materials also make cobots safer for human collaboration and enable devices to operate faster ­by improving actuation energy efficiency.

DSM offers you material solutions that are specially engineered to replace metal, without compromising the mechanical performance of end-parts. With their high flow and outstanding processing capabilities, our materials are optimized for injection molding processes that allow you to reduce part weight by 20 to 30%.

Explore DSM grades for cobots

Arnite® TV4 261 HR-HS

30% Glass Reinforced

Arnite® (PBT, PET and blends) are high-performance engineering plastics that combine high strength and rigidity with excellent processing characteristics. As a result, Arnite® A (PET)  and Arnite® T (PBT) are well suited for a broad range of automotive, electrical & electronic and consumer goods applications.

A wide portfolio of Arnite® is available including unreinforced, reinforced and flame retardant grades.

  • Hydrolysis resistant
  • Hydrolysis resistant or enhanced hydrolytic stability

Arnitel® EM400

Arnitel® is a high-performance ThermoPlastic Copolyester (TPC) that offers you a unique combination of flexibility, high temperature resistance and strength - plus excellent processing characteristics.

In industries ranging from automotive to E&E, Arnitel® is increasingly being as a lighter, smarter, greener alternative to conventional rubbers – reducing environmental impact and ultimately, system costs.

The product is supported by an experienced and knowledgeable global team continuously working on new ideas and applications, as well as exploring new markets. By listening to your needs and understanding your process and products, we develop solutions that make a real difference.

  • Injection Molding
  • Film Extrusion
  • Food Contact Quality

Stanyl® TW200F6

30% Glass Reinforced

Stanyl® TW200F6 is a high heat polyamide that offers excellent creep resistance, strength, stiffness and fatigue resistance, not only at ambient temperatures but especially at high temperatures, while at the same time providing cycle-time advantages and excellent flow.

Stanyl® TW200F6 is a high heat polyamide that offers excellent creep resistance, strength, stiffness and fatigue resistance, not only at ambient temperatures but especially at high temperatures, while at the same time providing cycle-time advantages and excellent flow.

Stanyl® TW200F6 is a high heat polyamide that offers excellent creep resistance, strength, stiffness and fatigue resistance, not only at ambient temperatures but especially at high temperatures, while at the same time providing cycle-time advantages and excellent flow.

  • Heat Stabilized

Xytron™ G4024T

40% Glass Reinforced

Xytron™ is a high performance plastic compound of DSM Engineering Plastics, which is based on PPS (polyphenylene sulphide).

Xytron™ offers extremely good chemical resistance, dimensional stability, intrinsic flame retardancy and high stiffness.

Because of its outstanding properties, Xytron™ contributes to an excellent performance in many different applications.

  • Excellent Mold Release
  • Flame Retardant

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Robotic structural parts

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Material solutions for injection molding can reduce structural part weight by up to 30%. ;ForTii PPA and Xytron PPS offer industry-leading strength and high-temperature performance. ;UDea™ thermoplastic unidirectional tapes help reinforce structural parts to achieve up to 60% weight savings.

Robotic grippers

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Proven track record of performance in many key industries.;Formulated for easy processing, strength, chemical resistance, and a soft touch finish.;Food contact and medical grades available.

Robotic cable jackets & tubes

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Arnitel® is a proven halogen-free solution for cables used in many E&E applications.;Arnitel® offers excellent flame retardant performance for safety. ;Arnitel® is formulated for both strength and flexibility, making it an ideal material for cable jackets and tubes.

Robotic gears & gearboxes

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Stanyl® offers a superior alternative to POM, PA66 and PPA with higher torque and temperature performance;Stanyl® provides a comparable alternative to PEEK with significant cost savings.;Stanyl® is a proven solution used to manufacture more than 100 million automotive gears each year;Stanyl’s higher torque & durability performance allow more compact gearbox designs saving space and weight

Contact us for more information

Direct and easy access to our broad portfolio of high-performance plastics: request a quote or order a sample. You can also simply contact our Cobots experts.

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