Minnesota Rubber and Plastics specializes in metal to plastic component conversions, proven to lower costs, reduce weight, increase corrosion resistance and perform better in many applications. The continued advances in high performance plastic technologies have allowed conversions of an increasing number of traditional metal parts to high performance plastic.
By replacing aluminum components with Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS) for example, weight can be reduced while also reducing costs. In addition to reducing weight, additional savings are achieved by increased reliability through corrosion resistance. Another benefit is that many high performance plastic molded components can be recycled.
Minnesota Rubber and Plastics reviews each application ensuring the design and material selected are best suited for their intended application. When design is finalized, components are tested using finite element analysis (FEA) so that their thickness is optimized, eliminating excess plastic and reducing costs.
Converting metal components to high performance plastic is one of the many services offered by Minnesota Rubber and Plastics to OEM manufacturers. Minnesota Rubber and Plastics operates an ISO 13485:2003 certified quality management system. It provides design assistance and prototype development with over 65 years experience in custom materials engineering and application solutions.
This experience, plus its unique ability to offer both rubber and plastic combination components, results in greater engineering design and production efficiencies. This results in reduced development time, lower costs and decreased time to market.
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