More and more people are investing in metal replacement in the form of articles that are manufactured with injection molding. The material most often used is thermoplastic with fiber filling. Some may be skeptical at first when they hear plastic as a metal replacement, but the fact is that injection molded thermoplastic offers at least as good material properties, albeit at a significantly lower manufacturing cost.
REPLACEMENT OF METAL WITH PLASTIC RESULTS IN LOWER COSTS
It is not only the manufacturing cost that is lower with injection molded thermoplastic. The products become lighter, which results in lower shipping costs and also less environmental impact thanks to improved logistics. In some cases, the post-processing is simplified, which gives additional positive effects.
- Cheaper production
- Lower shipping and handling costs
- More gentle on the environment
WHICH METAL PRODUCTS CAN BE REPLACED WITH INJECTION MOLDED THERMOPLASTIC WITH FIBER FILLING?
It is often only creativity that limits which metal products can be replaced with products made of injection molded plastic. Today, there are a number of articles, both finished products and details, that can just as easily be made of thermoplastic instead of metal. They will last at least as long and sometimes longer. The bar for design possibilities is further raised.
NOT JUST A TREND
Metal replacement is not a trend but something we will probably see more and more often. The replacement of metal with plastic is a completely normal step in development. Why make metal products that can be replaced with injection molded plastic products that are just as good but cheaper? Of course, there are those who need to be convinced, but we are so happy to be of service to that.
UW-ELAST IS INCLUDED FROM DESIGN TO PRODUCT DELIVERY
The competence and experience available at UW-ELAST are unique. We are involved throughout the process, from the first sketches until the product is delivered. This allows you to turn to us safely.
Contact us for further information on injection molding and metal replacement.