Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene – (ABS) injection molding
What is ABS?
ABS is an opaque thermoplastic amorphous polymer comprised of three monomers; this makes it an excellent engineering material.
ABS material properties
ABS injection molding has great chemical and thermal stability along with toughness and strength properties. The surface finish after molding is high glass making it perfect for cosmetic applications.
ABS common applications
ABS plastic injection molding material is a great all-round engineering plastic and can be found in wall sockets, automotive trim, printers, vacuum cleaners, hard hats, kitchen utensils, plastic toys, and musical instruments to name a few.
Poly oxy methylene – (POM) injection molding – Often call acetal
What is POM?
Poly oxy methylene, often acetal, is one of the key engineering plastic. Among plastic element, it is one by the most crystalline structure.
POM injection molding material properties
POM is a high strength, low friction engineering plastic that has excellent wear properties in both wet and dry environments. Easy to machine, acetal makes on outstanding choice for applications that require complex, light tolerances.
POM common applications
Can be found in small gear wheels, eyeglass frames, ball bearings, ski bindings, fasteners, guns, knife, handles, and lock system. The element is widely accepted in the automotive and customer electronics industry.
Nylon 6 & 6-6 polyamide – (PA6 & PA66) injection molding
What is PA6 & PA66 ?
Nylon (PA) 6 & 66 are both plastic polymers called polyamides, most utmost nylons, including 6 & 66, are semi-crystalline and treat good power and durability for demanding applications.
PA material properties
Nylon injection molding material has high mechanical strength, stiffness, hardness and toughness good fatigue resistance, good sliding properties and wears resistance, good machinability characteristics.
PA common application
Can be found in sleeves and bearings, wear pads, hammer heads, gear wheels, seal rings, cutting boards, marine cleats to name a few.
Polycarbonate – (PC) injection molding
What is a PC?
Polycarbonate (PC) plastics area naturally transports amorphous thermoplastic.
PC material properties
PC is a great when impact resistance and/or transparency are a product requirement (e.g. in bullet – proof glass)
PC common applications
PC is usually used for plastic lenses in eyewear, in medicinal devices, automotive elements, protective gear, greenhouse, digital disks (CDs, DVDs and Blu – ray) and exterior lighting accessories.
Polypropylene – (PP) injection molding
What is PP?
Polypropylene (PP) is a thermoplastic “increasing polymer” obtain from the combination of propylene monomers.
PP injection molding material properties
Some of the most significant properties of PP are good chemical resistance, elasticity and toughness, fatigue resistance, good insulation, good impact resistance. PP is one of the most used plastic in the world today.
PP common application
One of the main characteristics of PP is that it can be molded into a living hinge due to its good fatigue resistance. Other applications include food packaging consumer products, car bumpers, toys, container taps.
Polybutylene terephthalate – (PBT) injection molding
What is PBT?
Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) is semi-crystalline, white or off-white polyester similar in both compositions and properties to polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
PBT injection molding material properties
Resists abrasion temperature moisture effective electrical barrier with superb impact strength Subject to failure if noticed under stress Difficult to mold to extremely tight tolerances
PBT common application
PBT is usually used for food processing machinery purposes when low dampness absorption, resistance to staining or resistance to washing chemicals is required. It can also be found in electronic parts, electronic parts, and auto parts & TV set accessories.
Polymethyl methacrylate – (PMMA) injection molding
What is PMMA?
PMMA or acrylic is a transport thermoplastic homopolymer known more commonly by the trade name “Plexiglas”
PMMA injection molding material properties
PMMA or acrylic is extensively used transparent plastic. it is a tough plastic, easy to shape and a great alternative to the high cost less resilient glass.
PMMA common applications
Its applications in many markets from car windows, smartphone screens to aquariums. Other uses include lenses, acrylic nails, paint, security barriers, medical devices, LCD screens, and furniture.