Metal replacement

Metal replacement

Replacing metals with plastic is a natural step in the environmentally friendly and modern development of new products. Replacing metals with plastic means that we care for the environment at the same time. This is because less energy is used to machine plastic, the transport costs are lower since plastic has a much lower density, which results in weight savings, no after or surface treatments are needed, which in its turn, means the product is finished when it leaves the injection moulder. Plastic also has sound damping properties compared to metals. Naturally, design and construction procedure are important and, with the help of our knowledgeable material suppliers, we solve this together with our customers. AD-Plast is working continuously with customer projects concerning metal replacement. Today, we can replace aluminium, zinc, brass and magnesium.

Advantages of plastic:

  • Low wear and tear
  • Good fatigue resistance
  • High stiffness, even at elevated temperatures
  • Good oil resistance, even at elevated temperatures
  • Weight savings compared to metals
  • Sound damping properties
  • Withstands, as a rule, continuous high operating temperature
  • Withstands high loads
  • Design freedom
  • Function integration
  • Positive environmental aspects
  • Cost-effective