Materials technology: what will you gain?

With a wide variety of materials available within engineering, it is important to select the best material to provide full advantages to the end application.

Material selection is a key contributing factor not only to the performance of a component or application, but also its long term sustainability and cost implications.

When designing or manufacturing a component or engineering application, it is important to fully assess the standard application needs and requirements, however there is also great benefits which can be gained by adopting an approach which looks into further detail of the final application.

What is it doing?Where will it be used?For how long will it be in operation? What other materials will it be in contact with?These are all questions which are fully explored by engineering material specialists such as Nylacast.Through decades of engineering experience they fully investigate all of the finite properties and details of an application before recommending, specifying and even custom formulating material grades to entice the best qualities and performance from the overall application.

At a time where key industries are actively seeking to employ cost saving exercises without compromising on health, safety and performance, Nylacast's unique range of engineering polymers fit the bill ideally.Manufactured using a casting process allows for the end component to retain both high strength and dimensional stability, thus resulting in the ability to easily replace traditional metals and materials prone to abrasion, corrosion, wear and high overall costs.

Should two identical components be manufactured from both a traditional steel and a Nylacast Polymeric Grade, the Nylacast component would significantly outperform on both efficiency and performance.This is down to the inherent properties of the material and its manufacturing process which allows the material to deliver a number of advantages including, Lightweight, Corrosion resistance, Wear & Abrasion resistance, self lubrication, elimination of maintenance & cathodic protection, sound dampening and many more, in addition to significantly lower whole life costs.

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