ABS vs. UHMW Machining

Comparison of ABS and UHMW Property Values

ABS
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6,500
320,000
5.3
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Material
Water Absorption Rating
Tensile Strength
Flexural Modulus
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion
Dielectric Strength
UHMW - PE
slight
3,100
110,000
11.1
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Material Properties

  • Excellent impact strength
  • Good fabricating and machining properties
  • Excellent aesthetic properties
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Machines with ease
  • Low heat conductivity
  • Corrosion and abrasion resistant
  • Low co-efficient of friction¬†
  • High impact strength
  • Machinability
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • Self-lubricating
  • Chemical resistant
  • Zero water absorption
  • High abrasion resistance

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