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Plastic Machining Ohio: Why Choose Reading Plastic

When it comes to precision plastic machining, Ohio companies trust Reading Plastic to deliver the high-quality plastic parts their projects need. Reading Plastic is a high-end machine shop that has been providing plastic machining services to clients from coast to coast for nearly four decades. We’re well-known for producing tight tolerance parts for a wide […]

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What Makes Glass-Filled Plastic Machining So Difficult

Glass-filled plastics are some of the most difficult plastics to machine, which is why many machine shops refuse to work with them. Glass-filled plastic machining requires special tools and training to produce a high-quality product. At Reading Plastic, we excel at machining all types of plastic, including glass-filled. The Challenges of Glass-Filled Plastic Machining Glass-filled […]

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We Offer Ultem® Plastic Machining for All Grades

One of the most dimensionally stable thermoplastics on the market, Ultem® is part of the PEI (polyetherimide) family of thermoplastic resins. It’s unique balance of processability and mechanical properties gives engineers superior flexibility and freedom in design. It is also available in a variety of grades that provide enhanced benefits such as greater chemical resistance, […]

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Our Streamlined Plastic Machining Process

The demand for specialty plastic parts has been growing exponentially in the last decade due to their ability to increase efficiency and productivity, reduce weight and downtime, and perform in the harshest and most demanding environments. For almost four decades, Reading Plastic Machining & Fabrication has been trusted by clients in every industry for our […]

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Explore Our Plastic Parts Production Services

For decades, companies, organizations and the military have been relying on Reading Plastic Machining & Fabrication for expert plastic parts production. We produce parts with the closest tolerances in the industry from the most advanced plastics available today. With our state-of-the-art CNC machines and know-how to produce the most precise, dependable plastic parts, we can […]

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PEEK Plastic Machining: Why Entrust to the Experts

PEEK is one of the best high-performance plastics on the market, with a unique combination of outstanding properties that make it incredibly strong and dimensionally stable both under load and in the harshest environments. It is also one of the most expensive polymers available. At a cost of $4,500 per pound, PEEK is 5 to […]

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Choosing the Right Lubricant for Plastic Parts

It is always a good idea to lubricate plastic components whenever possible because it reduces friction and wear, lowers power consumption, and increases part life. For example, studies have shown that lubricated plastic sliding bearings last up to five times longer than non-lubricated ones. When choosing a lubricant for plastic parts, the most important factor […]

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How to Mass Produce Plastic Parts: Machining vs. Molding

When deciding how to mass produce plastic parts, several factors have to be taken into consideration. Depending on the application, the method with the lowest part cost can sometimes end up being more costly in the long run. If your parts need tight tolerances and superior surface finishes, CNC machining is the way to go. […]

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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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Plastic Machining Ohio: Why Choose Reading Plastic

When it comes to precision plastic machining, Ohio companies trust Reading Plastic to deliver the high-quality plastic parts their projects need. Reading Plastic is a high-end machine shop that has been providing plastic machining services to clients from coast to coast for nearly four decades. We’re well-known for producing tight tolerance parts for a wide […]

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