Structural Components

Overview

Greene, Tweed’s Structural Components are molded composite / thermoplastic parts generally used to replace metallic parts. The primary purpose of choosing a solution from this group is to take advantage of the product features and manufacturing benefits for complex shape metal replacement applications.  Additional advantages include impact resistance, corrosion resistance, and dimensional stability. Some examples of components currently being used are brackets, clamps, and enclosures. Many components can be co-molded with threaded inserts, bushing, or other metallic parts.

Structural Brackets, Fittings, and Attachment Hardware

Mounts

Brackets

Attachment Hardware

These components are primarily CNC machined metal replacement parts that provide mechanical performance, creep resistance, temperature capability, and FST (fire, smoke, toxicity) performance.

Enclosures, Housings, Covers, Fire-shields

Connector Hub

Enclosures

Covers

These components are primarily CNC machined metal replacement parts that provide mechanical performance, impact resistance, temperature capability, EMI/electrical properties, and FST (fire, smoke, toxicity) performance.

Airflow and Lightweight Structures

Engine Air Bypass Door

Fairings

Fillets

Robotic Leg

Baffle Plate

These components are ideal for CNC machined metal and lay-up composite replacement parts that provide mechanical performance, hail impact resistance, erosion resistance, bird-strike resistance, and FST (fire, smoke, toxicity) performance.

Medical Devices, Surgical Tools and Equipment

Targeting Guide

Two Piece Targeting Guide

Targeting Guide with Metal Inserts

Unilateral Fixator

Circular Fixator

Universal Screw Guide

These components provide radiolucent properties, superior strength to weight relative to metals, stability after repeated sterilization autoclave cycles, high strength and stiffness, and environmental resistance.


Materials

Xycomp®
Xycomp is a product line of components manufactured from carbon fiber reinforced composites. Xycomp DLF (discontinuous long fiber) is a material that provides high fiber content solutions via compression molding. This product is best suited for heavily loaded and complex shaped metal replacement parts. Parts are net molded, or near-net molded, and can be co-molded with threaded inserts, bushings or other metallic components with minimal secondary operations. Xycomp® DLF materials offer an excellent strength to weight ratio, corrosion resistance, impact resistance, and FST (fire, smoke, toxicity) performance.

Orthtek®
The Orthtek® product line utilizes PEEK-based composites reinforced with continuous carbon fiber. Individual parts are typically machined from molded plates. Orthtek® materials can be sanitized in an autoclave and offer an excellent strength to weight ratio, corrosion resistance, impact resistance, radiolucency, dimensional stability over the life of the parts. In addition, the reduction in weight for surgical hand tools can help minimize surgeon fatigue during length surgeries and help with the ergonomics of processing the tool sets (transporting, set up, cleaning, and storage).

Arlon®
The Arlon® product line consists of short fiber reinforced components manufactured via injection molding. Parts consists of net molded, near-net molded, and machined components made from unfilled and filled grades of PEEK-based thermoplastic. These materials are best suited for moderately loaded and complex shaped metal replacement parts. Parts can be co-molded with threaded inserts, bushings or other metallic components. Arlon® materials offer an excellent strength to weight ratio, corrosion resistance, and radiation resistance.