Are you staying ahead of your competition? If you’re still using metal parts, you might be falling behind the curve! Plastics, specifically thermoplastics, are becoming the material of choice for equipment manufacturers who demand improved sustainability, cost savings, and increased machine reliability.
Here are several reasons why you should consider thermoplastics over metal parts or application:
Lightweight: Metals are heavy and their weight has serious considerations for your project. Thermoplastics are much lighter, causing less strain on your equipment. Also, with it’s lighter weight, shipping costs are dramatically decreased compared to shipping heavier metal parts.
Greater flexibility in design: Thermoplastics are much easier to form and mould than metal materials. Also, the cost to form thermoplastics is significantly less because “wasted” thermoplastic material can be remelted over and over again without significant degradation.
Faster production rates: Thermoplastics have a much shorter processing cycle and because scrap waste material can be melted and reused again, your costs will not include consideration for wasted plastic material.