Hybrid Molding Technology Supports Polymer Structural Components

Hybrid Molding Technology Supports Polymer Structural Components

Designing with metals includes extra weight, excessive waste, and manufacturing efficiency challenges. As aircraft manufacturers focus on improving fuel efficiency and reducing overall costs by removing weight and improving time-to-market, the specification of metals can be counterproductive. Victrex polyarletherketone (PAEK)-based composites have been effective in addressing these challenges.

The hybrid molding technology using VICTREX™ PAEK-based solutions combines the design and processing efficiencies of injection-molding materials with the high-strength properties of continuously reinforced thermoplastic composites.