Injection Molding Glass Filled Nylon Services

Plastic Design International is a premier provider of injection molding services. Our advanced high-tonnage injection molding equipment works well with nearly all common polymers and plastics used in injection molding. Our comprehensive job shop gives us additional value-added capabilities that enable us to handle orders in any volume.

For injection-molded parts that require exceptional rigidity and strength, we offer glass-filled nylon as a material option. While this material can sometimes be challenging to work with, Plastic Design International has developed and sustained excellent technical competency with glass-filled nylon for injection molding.

Properties of Glass Filled Nylon

Pure nylon fails to withstand heat and UV light, so it is often modified in various ways to improve specific properties. Adding glass fibers to the nylon produces beneficial properties such as:

  • Increased rigidity
  • Improved hardness
  • Superior tensile strength
  • Increased creep strength
  • Greater dimensional stability
  • High mechanical damping

When Should You Use Glass Filled Nylon in Injection Molding?

Glass-filled nylon is used when the final product must withstand heat, chemicals, stress, or other harsh operating conditions. Some of the advantages of glass-filled nylon include:

  • Stiffness. Glass-filled nylon features stiffness up to 80% more than regular nylon materials.
  • Thermal tolerance. The thermal expansion rate of glass-filled nylon is only about half of standard nylon materials, which means it won’t deform easily due to abrupt changes in operating temperature.
  • Durability. Glass-filled nylon features up to 70% more tensile strength than unfilled nylon, which means components made from this material can handle significant stress without bending or breaking.

While glass-filled nylon has some advantages, it also has some disadvantages:

  • Brittleness. Glass-filled nylon is brittle, which means it may shatter if impacted despite its high strength.
  • Abrasive. The abrasive nature of glass-filled nylon causes wear on tooling and mated parts.
  • Weight. Glass-filled nylon may be up to 15% heavier than comparable unfilled nylon.

Experience Molding Glass Filled Nylon Components

Plastics Design International has the skills and equipment required to undertake complex glass-filled nylon injection molding projects. Our capabilities, skilled team, and advanced equipment allow us to adhere to extremely tight weight and dimensional tolerances. We can handle injection molding projects of nearly any complexity, including designs that call for nylon and glass-filled nylon materials.

Glass-filled nylon injection molding is often an ideal choice when the required component must be strong, stable, and resistant to chemicals and oils. For more information about glass-filled nylon for injection molding for your project, please don’t hesitate to request a quote.

 

Injection Molding Glass Filled Nylon Capabilities:

General Capabilities
Injection Molding
Custom Fabrication
Prototyping
Testing
Inspection
Mold Making
24/7 Lights Out Operation
Global Clientele
Material Requirement Planning
Inventory Control
3 Shifts
Insert Molding
Assembly
Engineering Changes
In-House Mold Maintenance
Product Capabilities
Small to Medium Parts
Low Volume
High Volume/Low Mix Capabilities
Insert Molding
Mold Process Type
Custom Injection Molding for Glass Filled Nylon
Material

Engineering and Commodity Thermoplastics grades including but not limited to;

ABS
Acetal
Acrylic
Copolymer Polypropylene
HDPE/LDPE
Nylon
Polyaryletheretherketone (PEEK)
Polycarbonate
Polyester
Polypropylene
Polystyrene
Polyurethane
Thermoplastic
PEI
All thermoplastic materials except PVC, Silicone, & PTFE
Temperature Range
Melt temperatures up to 800°F
Machine Maximum Velocity
Up to 12 in/sec
Clamp Tonnage
Min
35 tons
Max
385 tons
Shot Size
The maximum weight of plastic that can be displaced or injected by a single injection stroke. Generally expressed as grams of polystyrene.
Up to 676 grams of PS
Number of Cavities
The number of cavities in the mold used to produce multiple products in one molding cycle.
1 to 32 cavities
Work Space Capacity
55,000 square feet
Part Thickness
.020 and up
Tolerance (+/-)
±.002 
Secondary Services
Part Assembly
Hot Stamping
Machining
Inserting
Heat Staking
Sonic Welding Parts and Inserts
Flushing/Cleaning
Hardness Testing
Leak Testing
Moisture Testing
Force/Break Testing
Destruct Testing
Continuity Testing
Part Decorating
Surface Finish
Mold customer texturing and engraving
Additional Services
APQP – Advance Product Quality Plan
Engineering
Process Validation
Insert Molding
Dew Point Controlled Facility
CNC Machining
Electric Discharge Machining (EDM)
Mold Acquiring Capabilities
Mold Evaluation
Mold Maintenance
Mold Making
  • Domestic Tooling
  • Overseas Tooling
  • Tool Design
Product Development Assistance
Mold Flow
Tooling
Inspection
  • CMM Inspection
  • Optical Measuring Machine
Fixturing
MRP
Production Volume
Prototype
Low Volume
Small Run
High Volume
Large Run
Long Run
Lead Time
Quoted on job by job basis
Rush Services Available
Just- In Time/ Ship To stock
Kanban

Additional Information

Industry Focus
Aerospace
Automotive
Construction
Communication
Consumer Goods
Defense
Electrical
Electronic
Fire Safety
Fire Arms
Maritime
Medical
Military
Printing
Optical
Telecommunications
Industry Standards
ISO 9001:2015 - International Organization for Standardization
TS - TS Is a quality standard developed by the Automotive Industries.
RoHS - Restriction Of Hazardous Substances (Compliant)
WEEE Compliance
Material Composition Declaration IPC 1752
ITAR - International Traffic In Arms Regulations
REACH
SVHC
Proposition 65
Efficiency
Lights Out Manufacturing
3 Shifts
24/7
File Formats
Preferred format is SolidWorks, but we can also accept;
AutoCAD (DWG,DWZ)
DXF - Drawing Interchange Format, or Drawing Exchange Format
IGES - Initial Graphics Exchange Specification, ANSI file format.
Inventor (IDW, IPT)
IronCAD (ICD,ICS)
JPG or JEPG - Joint Photographic Experts Group
PDF - Portable Document Format
Pro-E or Pro/Engineer (DRW,PRT,XPR)
SolidEdge (DFT)
SolidWorks (SLDPRT,SLDDRW,SLDDRT)
STEP - Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data

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