DeKALB Molded Plastics is a leader in the plastics industry with a specific focus on providing injection molded solutions for structural plastics. Our team has the advanced capability to offer metal to plastic conversion, which offers several advantages to OEMs looking for reduced costs and efficient manufacturing. This process has proven that large, plastic components can be manufactured to be just as durable and strong as their metal equivalents, which means significant advantages for our customers:
Reduced Costs of Final Products
- Production of plastic parts is more consistent
- Product weighs less and reduces shipping and operational costs
- Less waste and more consistency of final products
Improved Manufacturing Process
- High tensile strength with proper structural design
- Reduction in part weight
- More flexibility for design
Therefore, if you are looking to cut down on weight and cost, while never comprising the integrity of your product, our metal to plastic conversion specialty is worth investigating. We also offer engineering and design assistance, including program management and product development.
While there are many reasons why metal to plastic conversion might be beneficial to you, below are some answers to our most frequently asked questions.
Metal to Plastic Conversion Q & A:
Why is metal to plastic conversion beneficial?
Customers who have problems with their current metal products, such as inconsistent dimensions or increasing costs for metal often look to plastic conversion as an alternative solution.
What challenges does DeKALB face when using this manufacturing process?
The practicality of metal to plastic conversion has to be considered. Our team is great at communicating challenges and offering both material and design suggestions.
What opportunities are created by using this process? How many of DeKALB’s customers either require and/or prefer metal to plastic conversion?
Specialty Material Handling market segment would provide the greatest opportunity for conversion of metal to plastic. Those converted products could include pallets, bins, totes, and carts.
What is a product that was made using the metal to plastic conversion process?
A customer was having issues with a heavy metal automotive seat pallet that was damaging production lines within their facility. They needed something durable yet non-abrasive and plastic conversion was a great alternative.
DeKALB Molded Plastics has completed metal to plastic conversion for a wide array of industries. Communicate directly with our engineering team today to discover the possibility of transforming your metal products to plastic.