The Benefits of Polyurethane Parts
Polyurethane is Extremely Versatile
What makes urethane incredibly useful is its versatility. Urethane starts as a viscous liquid prepolymer resin that is mixed with a curing agent and is then poured or injected into a mold. Because urethane exists in a liquid state before it cures into a solid urethane elastomer, it can take on the shape of practically any mold cavity. There are essentially endless products that can be manufactured from urethane. The only limit is the engineer designing the product.
Polyurethane Parts Significantly Reduce Noise and Absorb Vibrations
Urethane parts are excellent for applications where noise abatement and vibration dampening are key. Urethane has been consistently used in industries across the world to control decibel levels in the working environment as well as dampen impact related vibrations. Because of urethane’s ability to absorb vibrations and hold up against repeated extreme collision, it has become the #1 material in parts used for high impact applications where energy absorption and noise abatement are necessary.
Urethane Has Many Different Grades, Formulations, and Hardness Ranges
Urethane has many different grades and hardness ranges (durometer) that can be tailored to specific applications. There are a host of different compounds such as polyesters, PPG and PTMEG polyether’s, TODI and MDI based systems, etc. that can be used to manufacture urethane parts. The parts produced from each of these compounds have their own unique set of uses, price, and physical properties. This allows the product to be designed and priced to each specific application, which can help increase component lifespan and cut costs.
Urethane Parts Can Be Quickly Produced and Are Very Economical
Some other great advantages urethane parts have are fast production times combined with favorable pricing. When provided with an accurate drawing, a cast urethane manufacturer can have custom molded parts out the door in a matter of days. Whether it’s single piece prototypes or high-volume production runs, urethane parts will have the best bang for your buck along with very quick production rates.
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