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Challenges of Medical Device Machining

Modern medical devices utilize plastic components in joint replacements, lumbar disk replacement, implants, and interbody cages and instruments. Medical device machining is not without its challenges, particularly when it comes to the quality and cosmetic requirements of parts that will be used in the human body. Additionally, medical grade polymers require unique handling to achieve […]

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Reading Plastic is Making Vital Parts to Help Fight COVID-19

At Reading Plastic, we are doing our part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by continuing to manufacture vital parts used by medical workers, first responders and others who are on the front lines fighting this pandemic. We work with several key companies to produce the essential tools and products health professionals need at […]

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3 Traits of Quality Medical Machining Companies

Medical plastic parts are in demand more now than ever. Rigorous sterilization requirements expose medical equipment and devices to aggressive disinfectants and high heat and steam on a regular basis. Medical plastics need to withstand frequent sterilization as well as heavy, harsh use without cracking or failing. Quality medical machining companies help medical suppliers overcome […]

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The Best High Impact Resistant Plastics

Plastic materials are frequently used in construction, military and industrial applications that require impact resistance and toughness. As implied by the name, impact resistance is the ability of a material to resist both fracture and deformation when temporary force is applied. High impact resistant plastics have unique properties and benefits that metals don’t offer, allowing […]

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Reading Plastic: Hydraulic PU Seals Manufacturer

Hydraulic seals play a key role in the function and safety of machinery by blocking or separating fluid in reciprocating motion applications. Hydraulic seals are found in nearly every industry, from construction and marine equipment to food and oil processing equipment. As an experienced hydraulic PU seals manufacturer, Reading Plastic can provide you with durable, […]

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Challenges of Medical Device Machining

Modern medical devices utilize plastic components in joint replacements, lumbar disk replacement, implants, and interbody cages and instruments. Medical device machining is not without its challenges, particularly when it comes to the quality and cosmetic requirements of parts that will be used in the human body. Additionally, medical grade polymers require unique handling to achieve […]

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Precision Plastic Components Machined by Reading Plastic

What started out as a small fabrication shop in 1979, has now grown to a high-end machine shop serving clients all over the country. Reading Plastic is your one-stop shop for precision plastic components and metal parts. We’re known for our tight tolerances and quality guarantee, while still upholding the same values of customer service […]

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Why Specialty Plastic Makes for Great Semiconductor Tray Machining

As of 2018, the semiconductor industry was valued at over 481 billion USD and it continues to see rapid growth due to the ever-increasing demand for electronics in nearly every industry. Plastic is a great choice for semiconductor trays because specialty plastics offer excellent chemical and thermal resistance as well as antistatic properties. At Reading […]

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Engineering Plastics Comparison: Which is Right For Your Project?

Engineering plastics offer excellent mechanical and/or thermal properties that meet the demanding needs of specialty industrial applications. But how do you know which material is right for your project? When you need an engineering plastics comparison, turn to the experts at Reading Plastic. Our decades of experience working with specialty plastics gives us hands-on knowledge […]

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PTFE Seals Manufacturer – Why Choose Reading Plastic

Seals are a key component of nearly every machine and vehicle in operation. They protect critical components – like bearings – from harsh environments and potentially damaging media. PTFE is the most common seal material because it offers self-lubrication and excellent chemical resistance, outperforming other seal materials. Because PTFE seals often require fillers and exact […]

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Finding the Right Helicopter Parts Suppliers

Helicopter parts need to be machined with precision to ensure safety and integrity, so it is important to choose a helicopter parts supplier with a proven track record. At Reading Plastic, we have produced high-quality parts for clients in the aviation industry as well as every branch of the military. We are well versed in […]

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Reading Plastic: Expert Ultem Manufacturer

At Reading Plastic, we have decades of experience machining the most advanced and technical plastics, including Ultem®. One of the most dimensionally stable thermoplastics on the market, Ultem® has a unique balance of mechanical properties and processability which provides superior flexibility and design freedom. With many characteristics similar to PEEK (and a lower cost), Ultem® […]

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Challenges of Medical Device Machining

Modern medical devices utilize plastic components in joint replacements, lumbar disk replacement, implants, and interbody cages and instruments. Medical device machining is not without its challenges, particularly when it comes to the quality and cosmetic requirements of parts that will be used in the human body. Additionally, medical grade polymers require unique handling to achieve […]

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