PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES OF DRONE DESIGNS WITH ADVANCED THERMOPLASTICS
SABIC’s SPECIALTIES BUSINESS
UNLEASHING THE BENEFITS OF ADVANCED THERMOPLASTICS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF DRONES
Replacing metals and other traditional materials with advanced thermoplastics can help increase drone range and enable miniaturization by reducing weight and expanding design freedom. Thermoplastics also help you address industry requirements such as increased safety, autonomous flying, miniaturization, and range increase while streamlining manufacturing to control cost and increase productivity.
KEY INDUSTRY TRENDS
SABIC’S Specialties business can leverage its experience in the consumer electronics, the autonomous driving and aerospace industries and propose solutions for the consumer and professional drones' markets.
EMPOWERING IMAGE-CAPTURING AND LOAD-BEARING DRONES
SABIC’S Specialties business offers mechanically resilient, flame-retardant materials from our broad portfolio that can be used in drone and battery covers, frames, propellers, sensors and other components. We support our materials with value-added services, including design and predictive engineering capabilities, which are available for each step of your application process.
POTENTIAL SABIC OFFERINGS FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE
REDUCING WEIGHT AND ENHANCING COMMUNICATION WITH ADVANCED THEMOPLASTICS
SABIC’s highly specialized thermoplastics can help engineers improve multiple components in drones using materials that aid in light weighting metal replacement, improving design flexibility and overall system costs. We provide drone manufacturers and their suppliers with high performance solutions to help them address the ever-changing drone landscape.
Our expansive portfolio offers:
- EMI shielding to eliminate cross-talk
- FR signal transparency
- Thermal conductivity for heat management
- Superior mechanical properties and chemical resistance
PUSHING THE BOUNDERIES WITH PART INTEGRATION AND STREAMLINING MANUFACTURING
The selective metallization of thermoplastics injection molded parts by Laser Direct Structuring (LDS) technology – has the potential to enable weight, size and manufacturing cost reduction for antennas, sensors and motor.
The benefits of LDS technology:
- Integration of functional part into the housing
- Complex and fine line design
- Thin wall design through part integration
- System cost reduction
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