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Let Your Application Take Flight with Aerospace Injection Molding

Technical understanding and high performance are essential for the exacting demands placed on materials and solutions in aerospace and defense industry applications. With many years of experience in aerospace injection molding and working with the high-performance and engineering thermoplastics required in that space, Ensinger Precision Components is expertly positioned to find solutions you need for any challenge.

Examine the Benefits of Aerospace Injection Molding Materials

The characteristics of high-performance and engineering thermoplastic materials contribute to making aerospace and defense applications more efficient and competitive in many areas of both industries. Converting metal to plastic components results in several benefits, including chemical resistance and weight reduction while maintaining strength and stability.

For example, significant weight savings can be achieved by switching from aluminum or steel. At Ensinger Precision Components, any of the high-performance thermoplastics we use have a density of approximately 1.3 g/cm3. By comparison, aluminum has a density of 2.7 g/cm3— or less than half the weight. By using lower weight materials, manufacturers can produce more fuel efficient and low emission aircraft and design defense applications that are more agile and mobile — while not sacrificing strength.

In addition, aerospace injection molding provides components that are less affected by corrosion elements in an aviation operating environment and thus provide a longer service life.

A Strong Track Record in Aerospace Injection Molding

As a division of Ensinger, Ensinger Precision Components works in close cooperation with many leading aerospace companies and systems manufacturers. The Ensinger family of companies has established a long relationship as an aerospace injection molding partner and supplier and developed optimal solutions approved for use in the industry. Ensinger’s experience includes working with the industry’s preferred Tier 1 suppliers.

Machinable plastics used in aerospace and defense must satisfy the detailed requirements of end customers and system suppliers in order to minimize risks. Different requirements for the materials, like thermal and mechanical properties, density or flammability, apply to different areas of applications. Material specifications are thus developed individually.

However, many of our thermoplastics are validated by leading aircraft manufacturers:

  • PEEK with 30% glass fiber
  • PEEK with 30% carbon fiber
  • PA12
  • PA6
  • PA66 GF30
  • POM-C
  • PPS GF40