Products about Abrasion-resistant parts/materials
Teralink™ is a cross-linked thermoplastic polymer for optical components used in SMT applications. Mechanical grades for wear-resistant gears are also available.
Teralink™S (sliding grade)
Teralink™ is a thermoplastic engineering plastic material that is cross-linked by irradiating electron beams onto molded components. Characterized by low abrasion loss, a low friction coefficient, and high fatigue strength, Teralink™S (sliding grade) ensures a longer service life than commercially available nylon and POM, and helps reduce the face width in design, thereby achieving reduction in space.
Teralink™S is characterized by low abrasion loss, a low friction coefficient, and high sliding performance.
Due to the high fatigue strength, this material achieves a longer service life than commercially available materials.
The face width can be reduced by 15%–40% compared with nylon 66.
Sliding parts including gears, washers, and sliders
FEX™ (cross-linked fluoroplastics)
FEX™ (cross-linked fluoroplastics) is characterized by significant improvement in abrasion durability and adhesion with base materials, while retaining a low friction coefficient. The fluoroplastics are cross-linked by irradiating electron beams. Sumitomo Electric has been developing FEX™-coated products and other application products, which are expected to reduce torque and increase durability, heat resistance, wear resistance, weather resistance, mold releasability.