Thermoplastic Composite Materials For
Portable Electronic Enclosures
New Solution To An Old Problem
• Many materials and processes have been proposed for Portable
Electronic Enclosures, each ...
Continuous Fiber Thermoplastic
Composites
• The continuous fiber in a thermoplastic matrix such as nylon
combines to make ...
Low Cost Fabrication
• The continuous fiber thermoplastic composites
are made through a melt and compression
molding proce...
Thermoplastic Composite Advantages
Compared to Metals:
• High Strength/Stiffness; Toughness
• Reduced Weight
• Low Coeffic...
Winning Solution
• Consistency, rapid processing, and style
• Combined with high strength, light weight,
and thermal condu...
Thermoplastic Resins
American Matrix Corp’s offers a wide variety of matrix resins and fibers
suitable for many applicatio...
Thermal Performance
PP and N6 Properties
PP and N6 Properties
PPS, PEI, and PEEK Properties
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Portable Electronic Equipment Enclosures 2010

Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. Thermoplastic Composite Materials For Portable Electronic Enclosures
  • 2. New Solution To An Old Problem • Many materials and processes have been proposed for Portable Electronic Enclosures, each requiring compromise in one or more key characteristics. • Traditional materials such as aluminum require extensive machining steps, are not easily adapted to imaginative style, and they lack damage tolerance. • Steel is generally limited to rectilinear design and is very heavy. • Magnesium alloys require expensive tooling, considerable post processing, lack damage tolerance, and are expensive. • Injection molding processes offer lightweight fabrications with considerable style in smaller components. Injection molded parts are generally less damage tolerant, do not have good thermal properties, and require expensive tooling. They are very competitive in high volume small parts. • A new alternative to all these is continuous fiber thermoplastic composite products made by American Matrix LLC, Tarpon Springs Florida.
  • 3. Continuous Fiber Thermoplastic Composites • The continuous fiber in a thermoplastic matrix such as nylon combines to make an extremely stiff, damage tolerant, lightweight structural composite. • A comparable part in machined aluminum would weigh 40% more. This is a strong advantage for the composite. • In addition to the high strength to weight ratio they also have very good thermal conductivity and have extremely low coefficients of thermal expansion. This simplifies tolerance issues for devices such as optical benches that would be affected by movement of a cover. It also simplifies many thermal management problems. • EMI/EMC shielding is incorporated in the composite and provide superior performance that does not erode or flake off with time. Styling and ergonomic designs are very compatible with the process; your designers are free to be creative in their designs.
  • 4. Low Cost Fabrication • The continuous fiber thermoplastic composites are made through a melt and compression molding process. • Contrasting with conventional thermoset composites which rely on solvent based chemistry and complicated cure schedules. • Many of these materials can be molded in low cost aluminum molds, higher temperature materials require steel. • The process is very fast for a composite, under 5 minutes a part for many of the parts contemplated for this application.
  • 5. Thermoplastic Composite Advantages Compared to Metals: • High Strength/Stiffness; Toughness • Reduced Weight • Low Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE) • Corrosion and Chemical Resistance • Increased Part Function via Parts Consolidation • Reduced Secondary Operations • Styling Freedom/Contoured Shapes Compared to Thermoset Composites: • No Need For Controlled Storage/Unlimited Shelf Life • Significantly Faster Cycle Times (lower mfg. cost) • Environmentally Sound and Recyclable • Can be re-processed – reduced scrap • Superior Toughness
  • 6. Winning Solution • Consistency, rapid processing, and style • Combined with high strength, light weight, and thermal conductivity • Make this material the best choice for high performance portable equipment enclosures.
  • 7. Thermoplastic Resins American Matrix Corp’s offers a wide variety of matrix resins and fibers suitable for many applications. Increasing Use Temperature and Performance High Performance  Aerospace  Defense  High Temperature Industrial  Oil Field/Down Hole  Medical Engineering  Sporting Goods  Automotive  General Industrial  Lawn & Garden Commodity  Orthotic/Prosthetic  Infrastructure  Packaging PI PAI PES PPS PEEK PA PET POM PBT SMA PMMA ABS PVC PC PMMA/PC PPO PP PA12 HDPE LDPE Amorphous Crystalline PEI PU
  • 8. Thermal Performance
  • 9. PP and N6 Properties
  • 10. PP and N6 Properties
  • 11. PPS, PEI, and PEEK Properties

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