Tri-Mack Plastics Manufacturing Corp. (Bristol, RI) is sharing the results of a recently completed test that demonstrate the bond strength of its over-molded thermoplastic composite hybrid parts. The comparative test (similar to the STM 4501 Block Shear Test) was conducted by the company with in-house manufactured test coupons.
The company’s hybrid parts address a key customer demand by allowing engineers to bypass costly and slow-to-produce thermosets and heavier machined metal components. This means lighter, stronger parts and assemblies that get to market faster.
Tri-Mack, an engineering and manufacturing company specializing in high-temperature thermoplastic and thermoplastic-composite parts, said that the test data help validate the performance of hybrid composites, which are of particular interest in aerospace and other industries where the goals of lighter weight and lower cost are driving material innovation.
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