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Engineering Materials

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DSM Engineering Materials’ scientists and engineers support our valued customers across the globe by applying our broad and deep material and application expertise to find the best solutions for a wide variety of design and production challenges.

Realizing the impossible

DSM Engineering Materials’ engineers help global companies assure first-time-right product designs, by applying their expertise in finding the best solutions for a wide variety of design, construction and production challenges. These challenges often relate to the design, performance, production, and the sustainability and/or compliance of a product. Whatever the design challenge may be, we are there to work with you to find ways to realize the impossible. Browse these pages to discover more about DSM’s engineering expertise and materials science power.

Explore our services

  • System Design

    Designing first-time-right systems by integrating DSM’s materials- and system expertise

  • Part Compliance

    Part compliancy services and documentation

  • CAE Services

    CAE services and lightweighting to the safe limit with predictive technologies

  • Part Prototyping

    Systems and tools for superior prototypes and testing

  • Material Processing

    Meeting customer demands in terms of materials processing expertise

  • Part Production

    First time right and production efficiency with part-production expertise

  • Post processing optimization

    Achieving first time right with post-processing solutions

  • Sustainable Solutions

    Guiding your sustainability journey—materials selection based on GHG emissions and circular economy considerations

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  • Enhancing timing drive system performance and sustainability

    To enhance materials used for timing drive systems, PTFE is often added as a micro-powder to improve the material’s friction and wear properties. But, there are environmental and safety concerns about PTFE since some manufacturing processes produce PFOA, which is linked to serious health risks. Thus, regulatory bodies in several countries are expected to ban materials containing PFOA by 2022. There is a material solution with proven wear and friction properties that complies with these upcoming regulations.

Explore how our experts can help to optimize your 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.

  • 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.

  • Degradation & Stability

    One of the most challenging environments we work in is under the hood of a car. The parts used in these applications are subjected to high temperatures, broad temperature ranges and corrosive chemicals.

  • Noise, vibration & harshness

    Today’s cars are 90% quieter than cars from the 1970s, when vehicle noise first began to be legislated. OEMs are also increasingly focused on improving the driving experience.

  • Wear & Friction

    As car manufacturers seek to meet more strict legislation on tailgate emissions, a key area of focus is the reduction of wear and friction in the engine and transmission.

  • Haptics & Aesthetics

    In some consumer electronics applications, key characteristics of the plastic material are haptics and aesthetics – how they look and feel.

  • Flame retardancy

    The engineering plastics used in various electronics parts have to comply with strict flame retardancy requirements and more environmentally friendly solutions

  • Processing & shaping

    Designing an innovative part is only one step in the process. Once you have the part design and the material grade selected, and you have successfully manufactured the part in the lab, you need to roll it out for commercial production.

  • Welding & glueing

    New part designs made from engineering plastics are often able to bypass or reduce the number of secondary processing steps.

  • Painting & printing

    While many new parts designed to be manufactured from engineering plastics can bypass or reduce the number of secondary processing steps, some parts still require operations such as painting and printing.

  • Life cycle assessment

    When we talk about Bright Science, Brighter Living, one of the core ideas we’re expressing is our concern for sustainability. That’s why we have integrated green design into our business.

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