5 January 2021
Have you read our list of trends in plastic technology for 2020? In this week's article we highlight point 6 of this list, a very important aspect if you ask us. It’s regarding the usage of lightweight components to reduce energy by using, for example, special injection-moulding techniques! Below we tell you all about it!
Weight reduction technology in manufacturing has been one of the main topics in recent years. Good examples can be found in the automotive, shipbuilding and aerospace engineering industry where less weight equals less fuel consumption, which in turn reduces emissions and the impact on climate change. The production of these lighter options is initially often a bit more expensive due to the newer processes and technologies behind it, but in the long term, definitely profitable! Even though less fuel usage is already a good enough reason to manufacture as light as possible, there is also the saving of natural resources.
With modern technologies it means that materials are better and last longer. Plastics are on top of the game in this trend because of their low density compared to metals. But how can we make plastics even lighter while retaining strength, durability and stiffness? At Rompa we keep improving many available methods and concepts!