WEB EXCLUSIVE: What are said to be the four largest nylon oil pans ever made are also the first off-highway oil pans injection molded of nylon 66.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: What are said to be the four largest nylon oil pans ever made are also the first off-highway oil pans injection molded of nylon 66. The pans are made of Ultramid A3HG7 Q17 from BASF AG in Germany (U.S. office in Wyandotte, Mich.) and produced in short runs by Hummel-Formen GmbH in Lenningen, Germany. Their first use is for stationary electrical generators, and later uses may include agricultural and construction machinery. They replace cast aluminum pans at weight savings of 40% to 50%. For this application, the resin must not only have good flow but must withstand 24,000 hr in a variety of oils at 120 C. And since the engine sometimes rests on the pan, the material must offer sufficient rigidity and ability to absorb impact and vibration. BASF aided development of the pans with its Ultrasim universal simulation tool, which was used to model mold filling, warpage, creep, natural vibration frequency, static burst pressure, and heating of the pan under tension. The flexible, multi-purpose mold built by Hummel-Formen can convert quickly from the V-8 to V-10 or V-12 versions by simply exchanging mold inserts. 800-BCRESIN • plasticsportal.com/usa

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