Choosing the appropriate material for plastic injection molding part production is critical. There are approximately 85,000+ thermoplastics available in the marketplace. Within the vast material options available, there are approximately 40 polymer blends or families.
A variety of attributes should be considered when making a final resin selection such as:
• Chemical Resistance-Should the strength of the material protect against chemical or solvent reaction?
• Tensile Strength-What is the resistance of the material to breaking under tension?
• Durability-What is the material’s ability to withstand pressure, damage or wear?
• Flexibility-Can the material bend without breaking?
• Temperature Resistance-Will the product be exposed to high or low temperatures? How will it react to other factors or materials in the manufacturing process?
• Aging-Is there a shelf life required for the material?
• Impact Resistance-What is the ability of the material to withstand a high force or shock applied to it over a short period of time?
• Environment-Will outside factors impact the product such as weather, chemicals, or other conditions?
• Overmolding-Working with two independent materials, how and
will the two materials interact with each other in the manufacturing
• Material Cost-Will you select a premium or equivalent grade material?
• Product Availability-What is the lead time (availability) of the material?
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