Jun 7, 2023
Converting to Rotomold – What are the benefits?
Learn about the benefits of converting to Rotational Molding.
Traditionally, metal and fiberglass have been commonly used in various industries due to their strength and durability. However, these materials often have drawbacks such as high costs, heavy weight, limited design flexibility, and susceptibility to corrosion or other environmental factors. Recognizing these challenges, Myers collaborates with companies to explore the potential of converting metal and fiberglass components into rotomolded parts.
Rotomolding, also known as rotational molding, is a manufacturing process that involves the creation of hollow plastic parts. It offers several advantages over traditional materials, making it an ideal choice for various applications. By converting metal and fiberglass parts into rotomolded ones, companies can benefit from the following:
- Weight Reduction: One of the most significant advantages of rotomolded parts is their lightweight nature. Plastic is inherently lighter than metal and fiberglass, reducing transportation costs. Additionally, lighter components can enhance overall product performance and ease of handling.
- Cost Savings: Converting to rotomolded parts can lead to substantial cost savings. The manufacturing process for metal and fiberglass components often involves multiple steps, including welding, machining, and finishing, which require specialized equipment and skilled labor. Rotomolding, on the other hand, is a streamlined process that requires fewer manufacturing steps, reducing labor and equipment costs. Moreover, plastic materials are generally more cost-effective than metals and fiberglass, resulting in significant cost savings for companies.
- Design Flexibility: Rotomolding allows for greater design flexibility than metal and fiberglass manufacturing processes; with rotomolding, complex shapes, curves, and contours can be easily achieved, opening up possibilities for innovative and customized designs. This flexibility enables companies to create products that are not only functional but also visually appealing, providing a competitive edge in the market.
- Corrosion Resistance: Metal components are susceptible to corrosion, especially in harsh environments or when exposed to chemicals. Fiberglass can also deteriorate over time due to UV exposure or moisture absorption. In contrast, rotomolded plastic parts are highly resistant to corrosion, UV rays, and chemicals, ensuring long-lasting durability and reducing maintenance costs.
With its rotomolding expertise, Myers assists companies in every step of the conversion process. Their experienced team of professionals thoroughly analyzes the existing metal or fiberglass components and collaborates closely with clients to understand their specific requirements and performance expectations. Based on this analysis, Myers provides customized solutions, including material selection, design optimization, and mold fabrication, ensuring a seamless transition to rotomolded parts.
Quality and innovation when Converting to rotomold
By leveraging Myers’ deep understanding of plastics and their commitment to quality and innovation, companies can unlock the full potential of rotomolding. The conversion of metal and fiberglass components to large rotomolded parts offers numerous advantages, including weight reduction, cost savings, design flexibility, and enhanced durability. As industries seek efficient and sustainable solutions, rotomolding emerges as a game-changing technology, and Myers remains at the forefront, empowering companies to embrace this transformative shift.
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- Secondary Assembly
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About Myers Industries
Myers Industries, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of a wide range of polymer products for industrial, agricultural, automotive, commercial, and consumer markets. The Company is also the largest distributor of tools, equipment, and supplies for the tire, wheel, and under-vehicle service industry in the United States. Visit www.myersindustries.com to learn more.