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Material Selection for Linkages: An In-Depth Analysis


Understanding Mechanical, Thermal, and Environmental Properties

Material selection for custom linkages, including rod ends and ball joints, is a complex engineering task requiring an understanding of mechanical, thermal, and environmental properties, as well as cost considerations.

Cablecraft collaborates with customers to align these factors with application requirements, whether selecting plastic or steel.

This paper analyzes three custom Cablecraft raceways (HGT, UHT, MGT) and various steel grades, focusing on their mechanical and thermal attributes, wear characteristics, and cost profiles. The analysis provides a systematic approach to material selection, considering the specific attributes and needs of different applications.