Hybrid molding process and material innovation deliver 60% weight saving


Victrex (West Conshohocken, PA) has developed a new polyaryletherketone (PAEK)-based polymer and an innovative hybrid molding technology that enable overmolding of a PAEK-based composite with fiber-reinforced Victrex polyetheretherketone (PEEK) injection molding grades.

This development reportedly allows the design of stronger, lower cost components that are up to 60% lighter than typical metal and thermoset systems. By working together, Victrex and Tri-Mack Plastics Manufacturing Corp. (Bristol, RI) have engineered an aerospace bracket using this new polymer and technique with the demanding performance requirements of loaded applications in mind.
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