Metal replacement and lightweighting webinar


Eureka! is delighted to announce it has teamed up with materials expert’s EMS-CHEMIE to offer readers a unique insight into the techniques involved in metal replacement and the benefits that come with a lightweight design.

The webinar, FIVE BENEFITS FOR LIGHTWEIGHTING VIA MATERIAL DESIGN, is set to take place on the 28th November 2017 at 2pm and is free for Eureka! readers that sign up and register their interest.

The presentation by industry guru Nigel Barrow, Technical Manager of EMS-GRIVORY will cover the technical details involved in producing traditionally metal components with plastic, and the design consideration engineers will need to take on board to make better, stronger and lighter parts.

Barrow has a plethora of knowledge and experience in metal replacement and optimising plastic parts and will include aspects such as those structural components exposed to severe weather conditions, so often made of die-cast metal as a compromise. However, with intelligent design, polyamides are more than capable of rivalling die-cast parts in most conditions.

The seminar will also cover the all-important manufacturing considerations and how they impact design, such as the most suitable grades for injection moulding, best practice when redesigning a metal part to be made in plastic, and how to cost down a part to an optimum level.

The live presentation will also permit questions at the end, so you can dive deeper into the specific issues and challenges that you are facing and get an expert’s view on the solution.

To register your interest, please sign up here.