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Meeting Cosmetic Standards for Plastic Parts

When it comes to achieving cosmetic standards for plastic parts, CNC machining provides the most consistent, high-quality finishes and tight tolerances. Injection molding and additive machining (3D printing) are prone to certain cosmetic defects that can mar the appearance, fit, and function of plastic parts. Secondary CNC machining, however, can remove these defects and bring […]

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Custom Plastic Machining for Every Industry

Precisely machined plastic parts can be found in nearly every industry on the planet, thanks to plastic’s superior properties that provide benefits in a wide range of challenging applications. With custom plastic machining, advanced engineering plastics can be transformed into high-strength, lightweight parts capable of holding tight tolerances under the most extreme conditions. As a […]

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Vespel® vs. Torlon®: Which Should You Choose?

When it comes to extreme high temperature applications, advanced engineering plastics are the go-to choice for reliability and performance. While there are several high temperature plastics, for the most demanding and challenging applications it is typically a question of Vespel® vs. Torlon®. Understanding the differences between these two plastics will help you determine which one […]

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Medical Plastic Parts: Choose the Right Provider

The demand for medical plastic parts has increased in recent years due to both advances in medical treatment and care and changes to the healthcare system. Sterilization requirements for medical equipment and devices have become more rigorous in recent years as Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements are reduced for hospitals with higher-than-specified hospital-acquired infections. The increased […]

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Our Precision Plastic Machining Services

Reading Plastic is a high-end machine shop that has been providing precision plastic machining services to clients from coast to coast for decades. We’re well-known for producing parts with tight tolerances for a wide range of industries. With our state-of-the-art CNC machining and expert knowledge of advanced engineering plastics, we can produce your parts with […]

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How to Develop Your CNC Plastic Prototype

In nearly every industry, prototyping is a necessary stage of product development that ultimately determines whether or not your production efforts will be successful. And with the advent of rapid prototyping, it is now both affordable and easy to produce plastic prototypes quickly. CNC plastic prototypes utilize CNC machining to create functional prototypes that meet […]

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Can Aircraft Plastic Parts Make Flying More Comfortable?

In the last 50 years, aircraft plastic parts have revolutionized the aerospace industry. The outstanding properties of plastics – including high strength-to-weight ratios, durability, heat resistance and chemical resistance – make them perfect for numerous aircraft applications. And as plastics become even more advanced, they are helping to make passenger aircraft lighter, more durable, more […]

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Why Machined Plastic Gears Are Superior to Metal

Some of the most innovative gears today are machined from advanced engineering plastics. Machined plastic gears have been growing in popularity because they help resolve many of the problems inherent to metal gearing systems. Gears have a set of well-known performance problems that repeatedly show up no matter the application. The most common problems are […]

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Why Trust Us For Your Precision Machined Components

Precision plastic components are in high demand these days as more and more industries design parts with advanced engineering plastics in mind. For almost four decades, Reading Plastic Machining & Fabrication has been providing precision machined components for clients across every industry. We are a well-known industry leader for tight tolerance plastic parts, and our […]

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5 Precision Plastic Industries We Serve

Plastic machined parts are revolutionizing nearly every industry, thanks to their superior properties that offer benefits in a diverse range of applications. Precision plastic industries are using specialty plastics to create better products, lower manufacturing costs, reduce weight, enhance strength, and other advancements. As a trusted plastic parts manufacturer for nearly four decades, Reading Plastic […]

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The Numerous Advantages of Plastic Materials

Engineering-grade plastic resins were first introduced in the early 1950s, and for nearly 70 years manufacturers have been enjoying the advantages of plastic materials. In the past, the most common application has been in converting metal parts to plastic, but with the rapid development of new advanced plastics that can outperform metal at lower cost, […]

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Our Precise CNC Milling Process

The CNC milling process uses computer-controlled machine tools to produce highly complex shapes and parts that can hold close tolerances. Perfect for rigid materials – including the most advanced engineering plastics – CNC milling machines are versatile enough to produce a wide variety of parts, including ball joints, brackets, spindles, prototypes, and much more. What […]

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Meeting Cosmetic Standards for Plastic Parts

When it comes to achieving cosmetic standards for plastic parts, CNC machining provides the most consistent, high-quality finishes and tight tolerances. Injection molding and additive machining (3D printing) are prone to certain cosmetic defects that can mar the appearance, fit, and function of plastic parts. Secondary CNC machining, however, can remove these defects and bring […]

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