Metal to Plastic Conversion

What advantages can plastic injection molded parts have over equivalent metal parts? Lighter weights, lower costs, more design flexibility, consistent quality, and faster production. Get in touch with our engineering team to discuss your metal to plastic conversion goals.

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Top Reasons to Convert Metal Parts to Plastic

Cost Reduction

Realize savings due to lower material cost, faster production times, several parts combined into single mold, and less scrap

Lighter Weight

Many industries face incentives to reduce overall weights by reducing component weights. Also consider lower shipping costs.

Material Choice

Customize specific mechanical and resistance properties (impact, corrosion, heat, chemical) from over 25,000 engineered plastics.


Color, surface texture and high-quality surface finishes can be achieved in a single manufacturing cycle without requiring secondary processes.

Benefits of Metal to Plastic Conversion

The benefits of plastic have everything to do with chemistry, and the most basic building blocks of plastics – monomers (groups of atoms that make a unit cell.) These monomers are combined in limitless ways to form polymers, or plastics, that are unique to specific design and product performance requirements.

Design Freedom

  • Consolidate parts into single mold
  • Complex shapes or geometries
  • Greater material choice
  • Overmold with dual materials/hardnesses
  • Greater material choice:
    • High temperature, chemical, and corrosion resistant materials
    • Fillers and additives to achieve specific characteristics
    • Conductive or shielding properties
    • Optimize impact resistance, strength, stiffness, toughness, friction and wear

Quality & Life

  • Highly repeatable process
  • Less scrap
  • Consistent quality
  • Longer tool life

Lower Costs

  • Lower manufacturing costs
  • Faster cycles
  • Final shape achieved in initial process
  • Little to no secondary finishing
  • Stable material cost
  • Lighter part weight
  • Lower packaging and shipping costs
Nicolet Plastics Benefits of Metal to Plastic

How Nicolet Plastics is Helping Businesses with Metal to Plastic Conversion

A metal-to-plastic conversion converts solid metal parts into plastic parts. This is important because it helps businesses reduce waste, conserve energy and improve their production process. Plastic can be a more sustainable material than metal, often requiring less energy to produce. It is also a lightweight material, meaning plastic can reduce shipping costs.

At Nicolet Plastics, we can help your business with all its metal-to-plastic conversion needs with consistent product quality at Nicolet Plastics. We offer consultation and design services, as well as manufacturing and delivery. The steps of metal to plastic conversion can be complex, but our team is here to help make it as easy as possible for your business.

Industries are benefiting from Metal-to-Plastic conversion

For many industries, the move from metal to plastic components has brought some benefits. One of the biggest advantages is lower manufacturing costs.

Metal Conversion

In addition, plastics are often lighter than metals, leading to lower shipping costs. Plastics are also less likely to corrode than metals, making them ideal for products exposed to harsh conditions.

As a result, some industries are turning to Nicolet Plastics for their metal-to-plastic conversion needs.

  •       Automotive Industry
  •       Electronics Industry
  •       Medical Industry
  •       Industrial 
  •       Packaging Industry

Our experience and expertise can help you choose the right, consistent quality plastic for your application and ensure a successful conversion.

What kinds of plastic materials are used to turn metal into plastic components?

At Nicolet Plastics, we use various plastic materials to convert metals into plastic components. Some of the most common materials include: Acetal (POM) ABS, Polycarbonate (PC), Polypropylene (PP), and Polyethylene (PE).

Each material has its benefits and drawbacks, so choosing the right one for your application is essential. Our team can help you select the right material and ensure your conversion is successful.

Nicolet Plastics can help with your metal-to-plastic conversion needs

As any manufacturer knows, the cost of production is a crucial factor in the success of any business. One way to lower production costs is to convert metal components to plastic. Not only is plastic cheaper than metal, but it is also lighter and easier to work with. In addition, plastic is less likely to corrode or break down over time. As a result, converting metal to plastic can save a significant amount of money in the long run.

Nicolet Plastics has the experience and expertise to help with all your repeatable process of metal-to-plastic. We can provide you with high-quality plastic components that meet your specific requirements. In addition, our team can assist you with the design and implementation of your conversion project. With our assistance, it can lower manufacturing costs and raise product quality.

Nicolet can help you make the switch to plastic 

Nicolet Plastics offers a wide range of services to help businesses with their metal-to-plastic conversion needs. We offer consultation and design services, as well as manufacturing and delivery. We can help you choose the right plastic for your application and ensure the conversion is successful.

Contact us today if you’re looking for a reliable partner for your metal-to-plastic conversion needs. We’ll be happy to help!

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