Choosing the right material for your production
Choosing the right material for your production
Each material has its characteristics and processing technology. The following common material introduction can help you understand how to choose the material that suits your project. Please contact our engineering staff, who will provide you with more detailed information.
PMMA (Acrylic Plastic)
ABS is one of the most often used 3D printing materials. It is an inexpensive, strong, stiff plastic with a strong resistance to corrosive chemicals and/or physical impacts. It is easy to machine and particularly simple to use in injection molding manufacturing processes or 3D printing(FDM).
It is a very versatile material with a wide range of applications in the machinery, electronic appliances, automotive, instrumentation, textile, and construction industries.
Other transparent materials are heavier and cost more than transparent PP, which is lighter and less expensive. Flexibility, stiffness, chemical resistance, and strength are all important characteristics. It has a high degree of transparency and gloss, as well as a high level of heat resistance.
It can be used for injection, blow moulding, cast film, extrusion, and thermoformed goods, among other applications. It’s especially good for clear hot drink cups and microwave oven cookware, as well as baby bottles, disposable snack soup bowls, and other items that require a lot of heat or disinfection.
Temperature of heat distortion in the material: greater than 110 durometers
Nylon (PA) has a number of advantages, such as High mechanical strength, chemical resistance, oil resistance, wear resistance, self-lubrication, and easy to manufacture etc. It has become one of the most widely used thermoplastic engineering polymers around the world. The downside is that it has poor low-temperature toughness, is easily absorbed by water, is not resistant to strong acids, has poor light resistance, and requires more demanding injection moulding conditions.
Automobiles, home appliances, and consumer electronics are all examples of material applications.
Temperature of thermal deformation of the material: 120 durometer
It has excellent chemical stability, corrosion resistance, high hardness, high strength, anti-ultraviolet (anti-aging), fire-retardant (self-extinguishing), dependable insulation, smooth surface, non-absorbent, non-deformation, and easy processing, among other properties. This material is an excellent thermoforming material that can be used in stainless steel and other corrosion-resistant synthetics. Chemicals, petroleum, electroplating, water purification and treatment equipment, environmental protection equipment, mining, medicine, electronics, communications, and decorative sectors all use it.
PVC is a thermoplastic resin that is made by polymerizing vinyl chloride under the influence of an initiator. It has good mechanical strength and electrical insulation, but it has poor thermal stability and light resistance. To change the performance of PVC, changed granulation is usually required. It’s commonly utilised in the chemical sector to make pipes, sheets, and injection moulding items.
Teflon is a high-performance engineering material used in aircraft, electronics, electrical, chemical, mechanical, instrumentation, construction, textile, and food. It has good wear resistance, low friction, non-stickiness, and high temperature resistance, among other properties. It’s employed in a variety of industries, including high-temperature resistant materials, corrosion-resistant materials, insulating materials, and anti-stick coatings, to name a few.
Nylon 66 (PA66)
Nylon 66, also known as PA66. It’s a colourless semi-crystalline thermoplastic polymer that’s widely utilised in autos, electronic appliances, mechanical equipment, industrial parts, and other applications. Nylon, on the other hand, has a high water absorption rate, weak acid resistance, low dry and low-temperature impact strength, and easy deformation after water absorption, all of which influence the product’s dimensional stability and application range. PA66’s impact, thermal deformation, moulding processability, and chemical corrosion resistance are all considerably improved by glass fibre infill. It has excellent dimensional precision, wear resistance, light weight, high toughness, and is simple to instal.
It has a high mechanical strength, is well insulated, and is resistant to heat and corrosion. As a result, it is frequently utilised in the production of electrical materials such as switches, lamp holders, earphones, and telephone cases. It’s used a lot in test equipment and fittings.
PC is a thermoplastic polymer that has all of the properties of engineering plastics. As final parts, they can have high strength, high temperature resistance, impact resistance, and bending resistance. PC-based samples may be assembled and utilised right away, and they’re common in the transportation and household appliance industries. PC has a 60 percent better strength than ABS and offers excellent engineering material qualities.
Electronic Consumer Goods, Home Appliances, Automobile Manufacturing, Aerospace, and Medical Devices are some of the applications.
PE board is chemically stable, able to withstand most acids, alkalis, organic solutions, and hot water erosion, and provides strong electrical insulation. This material has properties of high level of toughness, tensile strength, corrosion resistance, low temperature resistance, and wear resistance. It is widely used in chemical industry, machinery, chemical industry, power, clothing, packaging, food and other industries.
It is one of the most environmentally friendly engineering plastics. It is harder and has a higher melting point with excellent chemical resistance, heat resistance and impact resistance. Also, surface stiffness and scratch resistance are very good.It is widely used in chemical containers, machinery, electronics, electrical appliances, food packaging, medicine, decoration, water treatment and other fields.
This material has excellent comprehensive performance. It has excellent physical, mechanical, thermal, and chemical properties. It is widely used in the electronic industry, mobile phone industry, automation system, high-precision fixture and other fields.
Glass Fiber Filled Nylon
This type of nylon is reinforced with glass fibre and has increased heat resistance, strength, stiffness, creep resistance, dimensional stability, and wear resistance when compared to pure nylon 66. It’s used in a variety of industries, including automotive, electronic and electrical appliances, mechanical instruments, industrial parts etc.
POM has a number of advantages, including high hardness, light weight, wear resistance, creep resistance, chemical resistance etc. It is well suited to the production of automotive pumps, carburettor components, oil pipelines, power valves, upper bearings, motor gears, cranks, and handles, as well as instrument panels, car window lift devices, electric switches, seat belt buckles, and other wear parts.
Production process: Injection Molding, CNC Machining