Acronyms

ABS Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
ASA Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate
BIW Body in White
CAM Computer Aided Manufacturing
CNC Computer Numerical Control
EPDM Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer
EVA Ethylene Vinyl Acetate
GPPS General Purpose Polystyrene
HDPE High Density Polyethylene
HIPS High Impact Polystyrene
LDPE Low Density Polyethylene
NR Natural Rubber
NVH Noise Vibration and Harshness
OEM Original Equipment Manufacturer
PA66 GF Polyamide – Glass Filled (also known as: Nylon glass filled)
PC Polycarbonate
PEEK Polyetheretherketone
PET Polyethylene Terephthalate
PMMA Polymethylmethacrylate
POM Polyoxymethylene
PP Polypropylene
PPO Polyphenylene Oxide
PPS Polyphenylene Sulphide
PS Polystyrene
PU Polyurethane
PVC Polyvinyl Chloride
PVDF Polyvinylidene Flouride
SAN Styrene Acrylonitrile
SBR Styrene-butadiene Rubber
SLA Stereolithography
SLS Selective Laser Sintering
TPE Thermo Plastic Elastomer
TPV Thermo Plastic Vulcaizate (eg Santoprene)
WEDM Wire Electrical Discharge Machining

 

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