Plastic shell design and processing attention：
Plastic structural design specification 1, material and thickness 1.1, material selection a. ABS: high fluidity, cheap, suitable for parts with less strength requirements (not directly impacted, not subject to structural durability in reliability testing Parts), such as internal support (keyboard bracket, LCD bracket), etc. There are also commonly used on the electroplating components (such as buttons, side keys, navigation keys, plating decoration, etc.). Chimei PA-757, PA-777D and so on are currently used. b. PC+ABS: Good fluidity, good strength, and moderate price. It is suitable for parts with high rigidity and high impact toughness, such as frames and shells. Commonly used material code: Bayer T85, T65. c. PC: high-strength, expensive, and poor liquidity. Suitable for housings, buttons, drive frames, lenses, etc. that require high strength. Commonly used material codes such as: Teijin L1250Y, PC2405, PC2605. d. POM has high stiffness and hardness, excellent fatigue and wear resistance, less creep and water absorption, better dimensional stability and chemical stability, and good insulation properties. Commonly used for pulleys, transmission gears, worm gears, worm gears, conveyor components, etc., commonly used material code such as: M90-44. e. The PA is tough and absorbs water, but it becomes fragile when the moisture completely evaporates. Commonly used for gears, pulleys, etc. Key gears with large impact force need to be filled with fillers. Material code such as: CM3003G-30. f. PMMA has excellent light transmission. After 240 hours of accelerated light aging, 92% of sunlight can still be transmitted. 89% of the outdoor years are still 89%, and UV is 78.5%. High mechanical strength, certain cold resistance, corrosion resistance, good insulation properties, dimensional stability, easy molding, relatively brittle, commonly used in transparent structural parts with certain strength requirements, such as lenses, remote control windows, light guides and so on. The common material code is: Mitsubishi VH001. 1.2 The thickness of the shell a. The wall thickness should be uniform, the thickness difference should be controlled within 25% of the basic wall thickness, and the minimum wall thickness of the whole part should not be less than 0.4mm, and the back of the place is not a Class A appearance surface, and the required area must not be More than 100mm b. The thickness of the shell in the thickness direction is as much as 1.2~1.4mm, and the side thickness is 1.5~1.7mm;
The thickness of the outer lens support surface is 0.8mm, and the thickness of the inner lens support surface is at least 0.6mm. c. d. The battery cover thickness is 0.8~1.0mm.
The minimum wall thickness and common wall thickness recommendations for plastic products are shown in the table below. Minimum thickness and common wall thickness recommendations for plastic materials (in mm)
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Acceptable feed positions
Surface finish to be applied
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