TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURING
The transportation equipment manufacturing industry includes products utilized to create and facilitate the transportation of goods and services. Applications include mechanical applications, such as conveyor belt rollers, bushings and plates, graphical applications such as safety signage, and see-through applications such as machinery guards.
Advantages of plastics
The advantages of plastics in the Transportation Equipment Manufacturing industries are numerous. Plastics are much lighter than metal, which equate into better fuel economy and cheaper to manufacture parts. Additionally, the lighter weight aids in safer material handling. Plastics can be designed to be impact and dent resistant, and modified for improved strength. Corrosion resistance, color and texture flexibility, the economical components and aesthetics are other advantages of plastics.
Materials Utilized Within Industry
Materials used in transportation equipment and manufacturing are often lightweight, high temperature and impact resistant, and include materials such as Polycarbonate, ABS and Kydex.
Machinists Tips - Milling
When face milling, use positive geometry cutter bodies. Quadrant Service & Support provides guidance when milling plastics.
Protect critical surfaces and heavy, expensive parts and equipment. From work surfaces to flooring, Armor-X helps protect your investment.
TIVAR® Ceram P® UHMW-PE Plastic Sheets
Reduce maintenance downtime, extend equipment service life and reduce replacement part costs with Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products.
TIVAR® H.O.T., UHMW Sheets, TIVAR® UHMW
Formulated -- exclusively from Quadrant EPP -- to maintain key performance properties in an extended temperature range.
TECAFORM™ SAN and TECAPRO™ SAN
TECAFORM™ and TECAPRO™ SAN provide an additional safety factor in reducing incidence of bacterial contamination.
Rochling Sustaplast Polystone
Material Properties and Machining Guidelines for Polystone® G, Polystone® P–H and Polystone® P–C
Dimensionally stable and light weight. Resistant to chemicals with stable colour.
UltraPoplin™ PES C240
UltraPoplin PES C240 is 7.1 oz. and is knitted 100% polyester with a digital coating on one side allowing for a vibrant print quality. The poplin texture has a slight stretch, making it ideal for expanding over frame systems and structure applications.
Fire Characteristics of Sintra Material
Sometimes it is necessary to know the fire characteristics of materials that are used in the production of certain signage, graphics, exhibits or displays. These characteristics become important when the materials are used in applications where there may be stringent rules on how the materials behave when exposed to sources of combustion.
Sintra® material is often screen printed when used in the signage and display industry. Identifying a quality ink for your project is crucial for great results.