Metal replacement and lightweighting webinar: Now available on demand.

EMS-CHEMIE is delighted to announce it has teamed up with Eureka! to offer unique insights into metal replacement technology and the advantages of lightweight design.


The webinar, FIVE BENEFITS FOR LIGHTWEIGHTING VIA MATERIAL DESIGN, took place on the 28th November 2017.

The presentation by industry guru Nigel Barrow, Technical Manager of EMS-GRIVORY covers the technical details involved in producing traditionally metal components with plastic, and the design consideration engineers need to take on board to make better, stronger and lighter parts.

Barrow has a plethora of knowledge and experience in metal replacement and optimising plastic parts and includes aspects such as those structural components exposed to severe weather conditions, so often made of die-cast metal as a compromise. However, with intelligent design, polyamides are more than capable of rivalling die-cast parts in most conditions.

The presentation also covers the all-important manufacturing considerations and how they impact design, such as the most suitable grades for injection moulding, best practice when redesigning a metal part to be made in plastic, and how to cost down a part to an optimum level.

->  Now available on demand, please sign up here.