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ABS plastic injection molding design Rebling Plastics design engineers have extensive experience in optimizing ABS pl astic

part designs for functionality, cosmetics, cost and processing. Since pla stic injection molding of ABS readily shows evidence of sink marks, maintaining uniform wall thickness throughout the part is essential in producing an aestheti cally pleasing molding. Ribs and gussets should be used to core out thick secti ons. The rib thickness should not exceed 50% of the intersecting wall thickness . Bosses incorporated in the design can also result in sink marks if not proper ly designed. Sharp corners result in stress concentrations and should be avoide d. To minimize and eliminate these issues, Rebling Plastics engineering staff s hould be consulted prior to issuing a final design. This design assistance is p rovided free of charge. Properties of ABS plastic ABS is an amorphous thermoplastic copolymer blended from Acrylonitrile, Butadien e and Styrene. Being an amorphous thermoplastic, it is easily plastic injection molded, and it provides uniform shrinkage in both the flow and transverse-to-fl ow directions, enabling Rebling Plastics to accurately predict mold shrinkage fr om the outset. This uniformity in shrinkage can be maintained over a wide proce ssing range so precise dimensional control is easier to achieve when compared to a crystalline thermoplastic. Uniformity in shrinkage also results in minimal w arpage after plastic injection molding. Secondary Operations for ABS plastic parts Rebling Plastics can supply ABS plastic injection molding components that requir e post molding operations such as: ultrasonic welding to form an assembly; secon dary machining operations; installation of metal inserts via ultrasonic insertio n; and decorated moldings using hot stamping, pad printing, and laser marking pr ocesses. A unique characteristic of ABS is the ability to chrome plate the mate rial, thus lending itself to applications such as decorative trim, automotive pa rts, medical devices and toys.

Properties of Polyamide (nylon) plastic: Since nylon has excellent flexure and bending fatigue strength, it is an ideal t hermoplastic for parts subjected to intermittent loading. The wear resistance o f nylon is far superior to many metals and other thermoplastic injection molding materials. When combined with its low coefficient of friction, this material m akes an excellent choice for slides, bearings and devices subjected to motion an d wear. Polyamide can be specified in designs requiring Snap Fits due to its toughness and elongation. Press fits are also commonly used in nylon designs. The interferen ce fit between parts molded from nylon can be much higher than the interference limits used for metal parts allowing for production economies. The Heat Deflection Temperature @ 264 psi for polyamide 66 is in the range of 18 0F. With the addition of glass fibers, this will increase to 230F and increase ri gidity as measured by the Flexural Modulus from 440,000 psi to over 1,000,000 ps i. A high temperature version available from DuPont known as the HTN series of nylo ns is also available in various grades and glass fiber loadings. The Heat Defle ction Temperature of HTN 51G35HSL, a 35 percent glass filled polyamide, is 500F a

t 264 psi. Rebling Plastics has experience plastic injection molding several co mponents using the HTN series of nylons for a variety of applications. Secondary Operations for Polyamide (nylon) plastic parts Polyamide can be readily machined and Rebling Plastics is able to provide a full range of secondary machining operations, such as turning, drilling, tapping and grinding, as well as ultrasonic insertion, ultrasonic welding, pad printing and assembly.