DOMO Engineered Materials is dedicated to developing new products for metal replacement for the automotive industry with improved strength, stiffness and fatigue performance. TECHNYL® MAX, a high glass fiber reinforced polyamide, or nylon, is a game-changer for metal replacement, thanks to its rigidity, fatigue resistance, weight reduction properties and dimensional stability. These best-in-class attributes make TECHNYL® MAX ideal for structural applications both in the latest internal combustion engine (ICE) platforms as well as for alternative drive technologies, like electric vehicles (EV).
- Rigid polymer: Weight reduction thanks to low density and extreme rigidity and toughness
- Fatigue polymer: Outstanding resistance to fatigue and high frequencies
- Robust polymer: Up to 60% glass filled for the highest mechanical performance
- Excellent surface aspect
- Easy processing
- Excellent part performance retention
TECHNYL® MAX glass fiber reinforced polyamide was created through the combination of the TECHNYL® STAR high-fluidity polymer – a reference in the industry – together with the latest glass fiber technology. This innovation results in a unique set of properties that makes TECHNYL® MAX the material of choice for metal replacement in the sector. Thanks to its stiffness, fatigue resistance and weight reduction properties, the nylon is also ideal for replacing PPA-GF, PA-LGF, PA-CF and other specialty compounds in structural parts.
- Up to 65% glass fiber
- High tensile modulus (> 20 GPa)
- Massive warpage reduction
- Excellent dimensional stability
- Good melt flowability
- Reduced anisotropy
- Reduced effect of humidity
- Higher fatigue resistance than standard PA66
- Better dimensional stability than standard PA66
The TECHNYL® MAX reinforced glass fiber polyamide solution targets structural components, such as transmission and motor mount cross beams, battery system mounts, air shutter grills and seat structures. Its low density offers significant weight savings over typical die-cast metals at comparable tensile strength. This is of particular importance for applications in EVs, which require even greater rigidity and fatigue resistance due to higher frequencies and cyclical load.
In the internal combustion engine, making parts with engineering plastic materials, or nylon, has proven to be an important breakthrough, by reducing weight significantly without sacrificing performance. TECHNYL® MAX glass fiber reinforced polyamide is the metal replacement polymer of choice for components like the engine mounting, middle consoles gearbox support, throttle body and more.
For automotive transmission parts, metal replacement materials must offer both rigidity and fatigue resistance to meet the needs of applications ranging from the powertrain mounting system, transmission cover and pedal systems. For safety-critical parts, such as brake pedals, TECHNYL ® MAX reinforced glass fiber polyamide is at the technology forefront, replacing the conventional steel design with a lightweight hybrid structure.
Moreover, these advantages of the glass fiber reinforced polyamide, or nylon, for metal replacement have applications beyond the automotive segment. Sectors like consumer and industrial goods can also benefit from TECHNYL® MAX’s rigidity, fatigue resistance and weight reduction properties for mechanical supports and mountings, robotics components and other parts with high-end mechanical needs.
Combining functional efficiency with aesthetic qualities, TECHNYL® integrates DOMO’s technical expertise with an innovative approach to development, production and testing.
DOMO’s technical development and service centers will help you design the exact solution you need to respect your product requirements, cost constraints, and production considerations. By providing local support around the world while harnessing a global network, DOMO’s experts help you meet your particular requirements.
In addition to a robust portfolio of glass fiber reinforced polymers, customers can benefit from DOMO’s SERVICE HUB, a unique platform of connected services and dedicated experts. This includes MMI TECHNYL® Design predictive simulation, which brings together advanced services to provide customer innovation with enhanced capabilities and synergies, eco-design agility and cost optimization. As a TECHNYL® customer, you can choose from among a complete portfolio of services – from material selection to prototyping, to application performance testing – to accelerate your time-to-market.
Get in touch to find out more about how TECHNYL® MAX glass fiber reinforced polyamide takes metal replacement to the MAX!