Custom Plastic Injected Pipe Flow Conditioners
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At Southwest Quality Molding, we can assist customers in trimming costs by converting machined metal parts to injection molded plastic parts without compromising component quality. The part shown here is a flow conditioner that is used to minimize ultrasonic noise in piping systems. Previously, the customer had been producing these components from stainless steel, but inquired whether we could specify a thermoplastic material that would be capable of withstanding the harsh operating conditions of this application. Polyetherketone, or PEEK, was chosen for its wear, flame, and high temperature resistant qualities.
PEEK is an extremely stable thermoplastic that is used in a variety of demanding applications from medical implants to piston components. Molding was performed in our climate controlled facility using a 400 ton Van Dorn injection molding machine. The flow conditioner weighs 1.7 lbs. and has an outer diameter of 269.75". Dimensional and visual inspections were performed to verify that parts met all customer specified standards. For additional details about this custom engineering resin molding project, see the table below, or contact us directly.
Custom Plastic Injection Molded Pipe Flow Conditioner Project Highlights
- Product Name
- GCF Flow Conditioners
- Product Description
- Noise Minimize Pipe Flow Conditioner.
- Process Type
- Custom Injection Molding, Hot Oil Temperature Controller
- Equipment used to manufacture part
- 400 ton Van Dorn Injection Molding Machine
- Over-all Part Dimensions
- 269.75mm Diameter x 25.35mm Height
- PEEK (Polyetherketone)
- Plastic Characteristics
- Flame Retardant; High Temperature; Wear Resistant
- In process testing/ inspection preformed
- Dimensional Inspection; Visual Inspection
- Part Weight
- 1.7 pounds
- Industry for use
- Customer supplied specifications