5 advantages of machined automotive plastics
We have previously discussed the differences between engineering plastic and metal, and we noted that plastic has certain advantages that make it a good substitute for metals. In today's post we will talk about some of the advantages of using machined plastic in the automotive industry.

The use of machined plastic parts is very common in the automotive industry. Thanks to its qualities, machined plastic parts are widely used for both the exterior and the body of the vehicle. Here are some of the most important advantages of this material.

Ease of moulding

Thanks to the elastic properties of plastic, many design options can be achieved, as well as geometric shapes that enhance the performance of the body of the vehicle.


Lightweight

Plastic is a material that is characteristically very light compared to alternatives such as metals. In the automotive sector, this feature is very important, because with lighter parts the weight of the vehicle is reduced and, consequently, so is the energy needed for operating it.

Lower cost

Another quality of plastic is its cost and machining time, which is lower than many other materials.


Recyclable

Plastic, unlike other materials used, can be recycled and given a second life.


Does not rust

Another advantage of using plastic is that it is highly resistant to corrosion. Plastics can adapt to outdoor temperatures and climatic conditions such as humidity or high temperatures. This advantage makes it a very durable material that requires less maintenance.

 
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