Plastic/metal hybrid technology joins steel to steel via a plastic component that fastens as a rivet during injection molding.
Weight-adjusted stiffness factors
Typical structural applications for plastic/metal hybrids involve simultaneous bending, axial, and torsional loads. Plastic/metal hybrid structures are more weight efficient for all three cases. The superior strength-to-weight ratio makes them ideal candidates for lightweight, high-performance structures.* Data normalized to the open-U steel profile.