Bicycles have unique performance requirements, which makes material selection challenging, especially when using thermoplastics.
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Performance Plastics are not the cheap, flimsy materials that your grandmother used to complain about – they are high performance materials that can do mind boggling things.
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Toughness is used to describe the ability of a material to withstand sudden impact without failure. A simple concept, but often difficult to accurately measure.
Using re-grind in the injection molding process essentially means you are using a resin blend. The end result can be a mangy mutt, an elegant Bordeaux, or something in between.
Extreme environmental conditions - such as temperature, chemicals, radiation, even time – can wreak havoc on the performance of thermoplastic materials.
Unlike many other materials, thermoplastic materials have a unique relationship with heat.
Some musings on plastics, poetry and art, from a journey up the California coast to the magic and mystery of Big Sur.
Feel is often an overlooked aspect of material selection, but it offers significant advantages.
some thoughts on selecting plastic materials for the lowest possible manufacturing cost