Under normal circumstances, Plastics are light-weight, non-metallic and non-corrosive. The various characteristics of plastic can be enhanced with chemical and fiber additions to the core material. It helps increase the strength, hardness and ultra violet resistance.
The selection of the material is done on the basis of application and requirement of the fastener. Blueprint specifications are to be inspected before considering them for the production. Also, it is necessary to document and check the materials.
Materials used in these component part manufacturing are as follows:
Polyetheretherketone – PEEK
Polyethersulphone – PES
Polyethylene Terephthalate – PETP
Polysulfone – PSU
Polypropylene – PP
Polyurethane – PU
Poly Phenylene Sulphide – PPS
PolyOxy Methylene (Modified) – POM
Polyamide – Nylon (PA 6, PA 6 6)
Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene – UHMW
Self Lubricated Nylon (Nyloil ®)