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
24/7 Lights Out Operation
- Material Requirement Planning
In-House Mold Maintenance
- Product Capabilities
- Small to Medium Parts
- High Volume/Low Mix Capabilities
- Mold Process Type
- Custom Injection Molding for Glass Filled Nylon
Engineering and Commodity Thermoplastics grades including but not limited to;
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
- 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 (+/-)
- Secondary Services
- Part Assembly
Sonic Welding Parts and Inserts
- Leak Testing
- Surface Finish
- Mold customer texturing and engraving
- Additional Services
- APQP – Advance Product Quality Plan
Dew Point Controlled Facility
Electric Discharge Machining (EDM)
Mold Acquiring Capabilities
Product Development Assistance
- Overseas Tooling
- Tool Design
- CMM Inspection
- Optical Measuring Machine
- Production Volume
- High Volume
- Lead Time
- Quoted on job by job basis
Rush Services Available
- Just- In Time/ Ship To stock
- Industry Focus
- Fire Safety
- 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)
Material Composition Declaration IPC 1752
ITAR - International Traffic In Arms Regulations
- Lights Out Manufacturing
- File Formats
- Preferred format is SolidWorks, but we can also accept;
DXF - Drawing Interchange Format, or Drawing Exchange Format
IGES - Initial Graphics Exchange Specification, ANSI file format.
Inventor (IDW, IPT)
JPG or JEPG - Joint Photographic Experts Group
PDF - Portable Document Format
Pro-E or Pro/Engineer (DRW,PRT,XPR)
STEP - Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data
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