This Is Why You Should Invest In Plastic Screws

Christopher Nook by Christopher Nook

One of the benefits of lead screw assemblies is how easily they can be customized. Engineers have the option of working with a variety of materials from stainless steel, alloy steel, aluminum, titanium, and bronze. The manufacturing methods range from rolled, ground, machined...and molded?

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One of the benefits of lead screw assemblies is how easily they can be customized. Engineers have the option of working with a variety of materials from stainless steel, alloy steel, aluminum, titanium, and bronze.  The manufacturing methods range from rolled, ground, machined...and molded?  

Did you know that one of the options for creating a lead screw is plastic?

Plastic may not be the most popular material for lead screws, but it has great potential applications.  For the right conditions, it may be the best solution.  One of the areas to use them is in medical device manufacturing. Metered insulin pens use tiny, plastic lead screws to deliver accurate doses of medicine to diabetic patients. The plastic lead screws in the pen are recyclable and environmentally-friendly, lightweight, and low cost.  Custom screw and nut designs are possible for special features, meeting small space constraints, compatible materials, and accuracy. For more information, click the button below to download an overview of the products we offer.

 

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