The use of aerospace plastic components has quadrupled since 1970, thanks in large part to their strength-to-weight ratio. Since aerospace plastics provide the same strength as metal at a fraction of the weight, aerospace engineers could convert large portions of aerostructure from metal to plastic to significantly reduce an aircraft’s weight without compromising strength. Reduction in overall weight directly impacts a plane’s performance and efficiency, with substantial savings in fuel and maintenance repair costs. Improved aircraft performance and reduced fuel costs are key factors in the aerospace industry, and the unique properties of aerospace plastic components allow them to deliver on both.
With over four decades of experience in plastic machining and fabrication, Reading Plastic Machining & Fabrication has built a wide variety of high-performance aerospace parts in full compliance with Aviation Standards. If you’re in need of durable, precise aviation parts that can hold tight tolerances, request a quote today by calling us at 610-926-3245 or emailing email@example.com.
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