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Hey guys,

Long story short I am modeling a PS3 Controller for a University assignment and I need to complete a life-cycle assessment of the controller's materials. If anyone has any information of the materials used in a PS3 controller i.e type of plastic for body, type of rubber for thumbsticks or anything to do with the construction process of the controller, I would be truly grateful if you could share it with me. Also, if anyone could point me into the right direction on where to get some more information on this subject (tried google but in vain) then that would be fantastic as well.

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injection molded plastics.
silicone pads.

I'm pretty sure the process involves molten polyproylene or PTFE passed through an extruder and then fed into a pre-fabbed mold with a high pressure injection die. (two molded pieces, top and bottom, that are then cleaned of excess 'slag' and screwed together)

edit: here's a brief read on the process, but I'm sure Sony has its manufacturing processees under Intellectual property lockdown:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Injection_molding
Edited by Mongol - 3/9/11 at 6:37am
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