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Engineering Materials

Design

Discover the new high-performing plastic solutions for the extreme demands of next-generation example.

Evaluating your application’s true requirements

Designing parts and components in thermoplastics presents the opportunity to evaluate the application’s true requirements. We support you through the design process with the use of Computer Aided Engineering software and extensive material datasets, providing product-specific recommendations based on your needs and the properties of each material grade.

Our team has developed benchmark expertise in the fields of:

  • Miniaturization and the production of thin-walled parts, including the development of high-flow material grades
  • Producing parts that adhere to narrow tolerances for specific safety applications, including the development of grades with high dimensional stability
  • Replacing metal with plastic in applications with high mechanical or structural loads, which require high stiffness, strength and fatigue
  • Replacing rubber with thermoplastic elastomers to reduce cost and complexity, and simplify the production process.
  • Part integration and simplification to reduce costs and processing steps

Working closely with our customers, we co-create reliable part and component designs that are optimized to meet the mechanical requirements of the application, while reducing system costs. Contact us to discuss how we can help with your next part design.

More Design

  • Downsizing & Miniaturization

    As our economy places more focus on efficiency, industry is responding by creating products that are thinner, lighter, and smaller – with the same or more functionality.

  • Narrow tolerances

    In the ongoing quest to do more with less, some automotive applications prove more challenging than others.

  • Strength, stiffness & fatigue

    As car manufacturers continuously focus on reducing weight to improve fuel efficiency, replacing metal parts with plastic remains a key challenge.

  • Cost reduction & simplification

    Plastics offer a solution that is lighter in weight than metal and rubber. In addition, plastics enable the production of parts with complex geometries, meaning its possible to convert a number of components into a single, simplified part.

  • UD Tapes: Light weighting through composites

    A family of polyamide-based UD tapes with endless carbon or glass fiber reinforcements are light weight alternatives to metals in several automotive applications. UD tapes, tape-based 2D fabrics, and cross plies are used in structural and semi-structural applications, and in the selective reinforcement of injection molded parts.

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