OEMs require actuators that are highly durable, and sufficiently compact to fit in the vehicle’s engine bay. For engine actuator suppliers, this means developing parts using material solutions that respond to customers’ design and performance requirements.
DSM’s Stanyl PA46 is a best-in-class semi-crystalline aliphatic polyamide ideal for high-temperature actuator gears. When molded into thin, lightweight parts, the material maintains its outstanding mechanical properties in under-the-hood conditions, including high fatigue and creep resistance, excellent wear performance and low friction properties. The material’s superior flow properties enable manufacturers to easily produce gears that meet stringent actuator design requirements, without compromising performance.