Move over, magnesium, as PBT is used for drill housing


Two parts are combined into one—and a metal die-cast part gets replaced with plastics—as a power tool now entering the market offers another showcase for thermoplastics' potential.

The tool, a hammer drill, is made by DeWalt, part of the Stanley Black & Decker corporate group. For this tool, which is being commercialized throughout Europe this month, DeWalt opted for a plastic housing that is a combined part, enclosing both the electric motor and the gear....
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