25% weight reduction of a plastic pulley
The plastic pulley for horizontal axis washing machines is manufactured with PA6 + 65%GF; as this is an high performance technopolymer, the cost of the plastic materials represents approx. the 75% of the total cost. It is therefore obvious how important it is to find solutions to reduce the weight, maintaining the same mechanical performances.
- Design of alternative geometry
- Rheological and structural simulation
- Manufacture of prototypes
- Test on samples
- Product validation for the serial production.
Searching for a lighter geometry
Virtual simulation and prototypes validation
Availability for the market
After the validation of the prototypes, Meccanica Generale can offer to our customers, in a very short time, the following services:
- Customized design (diameter and height);
- Production of serial parts;