Polyoxymethylene (POM) Injection Molding
Plastic injection molding is the number one processing method of plastic consumer products. In plastic injection molding, molten plastic materials are injected under high pressure into a mold. The liquid plastic takes the shape of the cavities in the injection mold. The plastic is then solidified by means of cooling. The product or molded part is ejected from the machine and ready for further processing or assembly.
Injection molding is the main processing technique of plastic materials. Some plastics used in injection molding are ABS, polyoxymethylene, polyamide and polycarbonate. The choice of material depends on the visual requirements and technical aspects of a product. These requirements also determine the injection molding method. Fleur Plastics offers injection molding with various materials, and we gladly advise you on which is most suitable for your project.
Injection molding makes it possible to make (very) complex products with many details. Injection molding is therefore used for both consumer products and industry because of the advantages it offers in terms of complexity, strength, efficiency and choice of finish. Fleur Plastics has various injection molding techniques that offer you complete freedom of shape when realizing your product design. Are you looking for a plastic material that has a very low coefficient of friction and high toughness, stiffness and strength? Then polyoxymethylene (POM) is the ideal plastic material for your end product.
Advantages of polyoxymethylene (POM)
POM, also called acetal, is characterized by high toughness, stiffness and strength. POM has good self-lubrication and therefore a very low friction coefficient, making it extremely suitable for gears or moving parts. It is resistant to fuels and organic solvents. POM does not absorb moisture, so it also remains dimensionally stable. The mechanical properties of POM remain virtually unaffected at temperatures between -40°C and +80°C. POM is also excellent for mechanical finishing operations such as threading.
Applications polyoxymethylene (POM)
Because polyoxymethylene is very hard, stiff and wear-resistant, as well as having favorable elastic properties and a low coefficient of friction, the material is extremely suitable for applications in gears, pump impellers, conveyor belts, car switches and electrical switch components.
Polyoxymethylene (POM) Considerations
Are you considering opting for polyoxymethylene? Then it is important to take the following factors into account:
- Polyoxymethylene has a long post-shrinkage, which means that a product design with uniform wall thickness must be realized as much as possible;
- Due to the low coefficient of friction, POM is difficult to paint and coat;
- Friction of POM on POM can cause a squeaking sound.
Polyoxymethylene (POM) injection molding at Fleur Plastics
Fleur Plastics is located in Boxtel (Eindhoven region) and has been a producer of technical plastic products for more than 15 years. The core business of Fleur Plastics is plastic injection molding and we want to continue to develop on that as much as possible. But we also contribute ideas early on during the construction of molds and/or product drawings to optimize the final production. We use the injection molding processing technique to produce these products in all types of thermoplastics. As a family business in the plastic injection molding industry, we are able to provide our customers with expertise, quality, service and flexibility.
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