High Performance Thermoplastic Materials for Metal Substitution in Aerospace Applications 2003-01-2918
High performance thermoplastic materials like Poly-Ether-Ether-Ketone, Liquid Crystal Polymer, and Polyphenylene Sulfide possess impressive levels of strength, stiffness, temperature resistance, and chemical resistance to become metal alternatives in a high number of Aerospace applications. By adding controlled amounts of fillers to virgin resins, the physical properties of these high performance materials are enhanced to meet the varying needs of many applications. Injection molding pellet forms of these materials produces high quality parts. Ultimate success relies on material choice and the interaction of part design and tool design.