Material Matrix Poster
Available from Steinwall Inc.
There are over 17,000 thermoplastic resins to choose from in creating a plastic part. Therefore, choosing the right plastic is an important, yet difficult task.
Steinwall has created a materials matrix as a quick way to locate the generic properties of plastics, however more research and testing should be done before choosing a final plastic for a product.
The matrix can be used as a tool to start your material research. It provides information on mold types, design rules, material properties, and part pricing. The matrix also includes information on resin suppliers and plastic organizations to better assist in your research.