For years, the automotive and aerospace industries have been replacing metal products with molded plastic components. Driven by demands to reduce weight and improve fuel economy, manufacturers are adopting engineered plastics that can achieve the same tight tolerances - and with fewer secondary operations.
With the proper design and compound selection, plastic parts can provide much more than high tensile strength and corrosion resistance. Because plastic injection molding allows for undercuts, threads, and ports, product designers can create complex shapes to finish-level specifications. Specialty polymers can also provide thermal or electrical conductivity, or shielding against electromagnetic interference (EMI).
Elasto Proxy can also help you design custom molded components including rubber compound selection for various applications and industries. Our team will work with you from design development to prototype through the ongoing production of precision rubber components.