Plastics allow designers to create elegant, efficient shapes which are difficult or impossible in metals
The 21st Century Approach to Plant Engineering
Excavators, cranes, loaders and earth movers all use plastic mouldings. The advantages are lightness, corrosion resistance, ease of cleaning and style. Plastics allow designers to create elegant, efficient shapes which are difficult or impossible in metals. Plastics are now so tough that they will stand up to very rough treatment: it is just a question of design and selection of the right polymer.
Some examples are cabs, roofs, body parts, mudguards, cab interior mouldings, seat components, cowlings and hydraulic and fuel tanks. All of these can be made using rotational moulding. tecni-form can achieve sophisticated results with their advanced techniques. This includes injecting polymer foams into components to give them rigidity and insulating properties. tecni-form can build up assemblies from plastics and other components so that they are ready for the customer to fit. With the right combination of metals and plastics, it is possible to make a reliable engineering component with predictable behaviour under load.
A useful feature is tecni-form‘s ability to add logos, written or diagrammatic instructions, and warnings into the surface of a moulding. They are sleek and practically everlasting. Some construction vehicles nowadays are stylish and the tecni-form systems for providing surface texture and colour can contribute to that.
There is still plenty of scope for substituting plastics for metal in the world of constructional plant and maybe you are wondering whether to use plastics more in your area of interest. Have a look at their section describing the full rotational moulding process or browse the whole website. You may find it gives you an idea. If you want to discuss a project, you will find the tecni-form design department are happy to help.