It takes specific insights to make polymer components of the highest quality. At Memo, we have acquired these capabilities through continuous development and collaboration with world-leading technology customers since 1947.
Combined skill set
Making perfect polymer components is challenging. It requires an understanding of the operating conditions of the component and end-product, the engineering skills to develop the optimal design and a deep knowledge of materials to select the right polymer.
It is necessary to consider mold design and injection molding aspects right from the start since these factors will affect the selected design. There are often hidden opportunities to improve a design, for example to mergeseveral components into one, or add to the component’s functionality compared to the customer’s initial idea.
Sharing our insights
Our unique polymer-optimized designs are highly appreciated by our customers, as their own designers often lack the necessary polymer insights. Besides design support, we offer technical consultancy and training to help our customers’ designers and project managers improve their polymer competency for future projects.
Benefits over metal
Modern high-performance polymers have many features that qualify them for heavy-duty industrial application – including excellent mechanical properties and thermal and chemical resistance. The benefits of polymer vs.metal components include reduced weight, more cost-efficient production, heat and power insulation, and non-interference with electronics or antennas.
Lighter means greener
The most obvious reason to go polymer is reducing the weight of the component – and thus also the weight of the end-product. Lower weight means reduced climate impact, as it takes less energy to produce a polymer component than a metal component – and less energy to operate a more light-weight end-product.