There are many reasons for OEMs to convert metal components into plastic including light-weighting, reduced manufacturing costs, and better quality or longer-lasting parts. Metal-to-plastic part conversion provides opportunities for both mold manufacturers and their OEM customers to develop new solutions to mature components. However, this process is not typically a straight across conversion. There are many considerations that have to be evaluated before this conversion can be made successfully.
Industrial Molds, an award-winning mold manufacturer that received an award at NPE 2012 for a complex metal-to-plastic under-hood automotive component has been chosen to make a technical presentation at the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Annual Technical Conference (ANTEC), to be held in conjunction with the Society of the Plastics Industry’s National Plastics Exposition (NPE) March 23-27, 2015 at the Orlando Convention Center, Orlando, FL.