On-Demand Webinars: Materials

Metal-to-Composite Conversion with Injection-Molded Long Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics


Tried and true metals deliver structural performance but have limitations that often push engineers to consider substitutes. Whether you need to reduce weight, gain greater design flexibility, or lower manufacturing costs, long fiber composites are the go-to thermoplastic material for structural applications.

This 60-minute Webinar examines how long fiber’s superior strength and toughness properties rise above standard reinforced plastics, enabling long fiber materials to replace metals.

Topics include:

  • Advantages of injection-molded composites over metals
  • Using long fiber to achieve metal-like performance
  • Conversion case studies
  • Support available to build your change confidence

Do not miss this opportunity to expand your materials toolbox to include long fiber composites that can help you meet your objectives and make your products better.

An audience Q&A follows the technical presentation.


Marc-Henry Wakim, Senior Product Development Engineer, Avient

Marc-Henry Wakim is a Senior Product Development Engineer at Avient Corp., leading the product design and performance analysis team for long fiber materials. He holds dual master’s degrees: one in mechanical engineering with a certification in plastic product design from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and another in business management from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.


Sherrie Trigg, Editor, SAE Media Group

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