Metal rod is often considered one of the most reliable materials on the market. Known for its structural integrity and wide use of application, it is often a go-to choice for manufacturers. However, with today’s wide range of plastic products, plastic rod can often be used as a substitute for metal rod, and in some cases, outperform it. Today’s fast-paced consumer environment also calls for things to be made faster, weigh less, and come at a lower price; this is where plastic rod can excel.
At Industrial Plastics, we strive to supply our customers with the best and most suitable product to meet their needs. By using plastic rod, our customers see a range of benefits, including reduced costs and greater durability, which results in a longer product lifespan. Here are a few of the benefits available when switching to plastic rod:
- Cost – One of the first advantages of using plastic rod is the reduced cost over metal fabrication. Not only is the material itself more cost effective, but the benefits plastic rod can add to your product will positively influence costs.
- Durability –With the wide range of plastic rod now available, it is possible to produce plastic rod that is just as durable as metal, and in some cases, even stronger. Plastic rod also has high wear resistance, high impact strength and chemical resistance. By switching to plastic rod, your products will be more durable and last longer.
- Weight – An obvious benefit to choosing plastic rod over metal is weight reduction. When used in machinery, it can lower the inertia forces and result in faster operation. This benefit flows on to increased production and cost savings. Plastic rod also provides an opportunity to reduce freight costs when shipping your product.
- Machining – Machining metal can be difficult and costly. Plastic rod like Acetal is great for machining and turning. Its greater flexibility makes it much easier to process and work with. By using plastic rod, it will also help extend the life of your tools and reduce machine wear.
At Industrial Plastics, we fabricate a wide variety of plastic rod, sheet & tube and can even provide custom plastic cutting services. Contact us today if you are interested in learning more about our plastic fabrication options and how we can help you achieve your goals with custom plastic products.