Today there are many reasons to use the modern engineering material plastic rather than metal. Decreased weight and increased design freedom are two of the main reasons, but plastic also has other beneficial properties
that metal lacks. We at Erteco have the necessary knowledge and experience to be able to convert metal components into plastic ones, which entails differences in construction methods and design, among other things.
Many metals,such as die-cast brass, zinc, and aluminum, can often be replaced with plastic, with excellent results. Plastic composites have properties that metals do not. One of the other advantages of using plastic is that components arrive from the production line in the desired color, and do not need to be coated. Other secondary operations such as deburring, threading, and drilling and boring can be skipped, which means cost savings. With metal replacement you save time, money, and work – without
compromising on quality. Plastic can be used as metal replacement in many different industries, and metal replacement is a good option even in healthcare applications, where the requirements on which materials can be used are very stringent.