WS HAMPSHIRE CONTINUES THERMOPLASTICS EXPANSION WITH NEW APPLICATIONS

Thermoplastics
Thermoplastics
Crucible Nylon Slipper
Crucible Nylon Slipper

"One of our challenges is that some of our customers think of us as 'the Ryertex guys'", notes Brian Loftus, WS Hampshire's National Sales Manager. "However, we have so much more material expertise and solutions to offer, particularly in the thermoplastics space, and we need to push that out to the market."

One example - a current steel mill customer recently lamented that it's too bad you guys only do Ryertex because we could use your skills with some Nylon parts we are having trouble with. As a trusted partner, our customer had no problem sourcing parts from us due to their confidence that the product would be delivered at a competitive price, on-time, and to the quality standards that WS Hampshire is known for. A win-win scenario, for sure.

The slipper bearing shown here is was originally made from a composite laminate which had worked extremely well for many decades. Stemming from an initiative to reduce cost, extend part life and reduce downtime, we were tasked with finding an alternative to these bearings. The final recommendation was Nylon 6PA due to its wear characteristics and low cost. The result… a 50% cost reduction AND extended part life. The customer is extremely happy with the results and has begun to transition other parts as well.

To learn more about this project or how our materials expertise, combined with precision CNC machining services can benefit your next project, contact us today.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF SLIPPER BEARING

Capabilities Applied / Processes
Primary: CNC Machining
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
Haas VF3SSYT
Overall Part Dimensions
W: 7.500"
L: 24"
T: 2.750"
Tightest Tolerances
.005"
Material Used
Nylon 6PA Sheet
In process testing / Inspection performed
Visual Inspection
Industry for Use
Steel Mill
Volume
N/A
Standards Met
Customer Specifications
Product Name
Slipper Bearing

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