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PEEK Plastic Uses: The Many Grades of PEEK

PEEK (polyetheretherketone) is one of the most popular thermoplastics on the market. That is because, with its excellent combination of properties, the list of PEEK plastic uses is virtually endless. PEEK plastic parts can be found in almost every industry, including aerospace, food and beverage, medical, marine, and electronics. PEEK is available in a variety […]

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Types of Oil & Gas Components We Machine

For nearly four decades, Reading Plastic Machining & Fabrication has been providing companies with the high-quality plastic parts they need to succeed. We have machined a wide array of components for the oil and gas industry, as our durable, dependable plastic parts lower round-the-clock operating expenses. We offer a variety of versatile, stress-resistant plastics that […]

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Plastics Used in Waste Water Treatment Parts

Waste water treatment parts need to have a low coefficient of friction, extremely high wear and chemical resistance and zero water absorption, making high-performance plastics the perfect material for these critical parts. With four decades of experience machining and fabricating precise plastic parts, Reading Plastic can produce the bearings, sprockets, wear shoes, and other waste […]

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5 Ways Our Plastic Fabrication Services Go Above and Beyond

When it comes to quality plastic fabrication, Chicago turns to Reading Plastic Machining & Fabrication. For over 30 years, we’ve been delivering high-quality parts and outstanding customer service to our clients. We enjoy a loyal customer base thanks to our commitment to providing services that go above and beyond. What Sets Reading Plastic Apart? Consistently […]

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PTFE vs. Teflon: How Are These Plastics Related?

When choosing a polymer for their products, clients often have questions about PTFE vs. Teflon: what is the difference between the two? Essentially, the only difference lies in the name. PTFE is the shortened name of the chemical polytetrafluoroethylene, and Teflon is the trade name of the same polymer. If you are looking for a […]

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Plastic Parts & Components Ideal for Subsea Applications

Equipment and parts used in subsea applications are subject to a uniquely harsh environment, one that demands they have specific properties to withstand breakdown or failure. As a submarine equipment supplier, Reading Plastic can produce durable, high-quality plastic parts that hold tight tolerances and can replace metal parts in many of these applications. Plastic: Lightweight […]

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Choosing Plastics to Comply with Military Specifications

On any given day, our military faces a variety of harsh environments, from marine to tropical to desert to tundra. They also encounter situations that put their equipment through the wringer, exposing it to moisture, dirt, impact, pressure changes, chemicals, and more. The equipment and gear they rely on has to be able to perform […]

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Top Precision-Machined Components in Military & Defense

Military and defense components need to withstand an array of harsh environments, including heat, friction, saltwater, and grit. At Reading Plastic, we have made precision-machined components for every branch of the armed forces and we are well acquainted with all military specifications and requirements. We can provide you with the strong, durable military-grade plastic parts […]

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Vespel® Bearings Deliver Unbeatable Reliability and Performance

When selecting a material for high-performance bearings, Vespel® is often the top choice. That is because Vespel® bearings offer unique capabilities in high-friction applications that most high-end materials can’t surpass. Combining the best properties of ceramics, metals and plastics into one, Vespel® bearings offer unique strengths for superb performance and proven reliability. What Makes Vespel® […]

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6 Aircraft Parts That Require Precision Machining

Precision CNC machining creates plastic aircraft parts that are durable, reliable, and lightweight. Aircraft are subjected to harsh treatment – from humidity and saltwater exposure to rapid thermal and air pressure changes – and their parts have to be up to the challenge. As an experienced aircraft parts supplier, Reading Plastic can machine an array […]

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Explore the Possibilities with Carbon PEEK Material Properties

PEEK is one of the most expensive plastics on the market, but its outstanding properties make it the go-to choice when you need an incredibly strong plastic that will remain dimensionally stable under load and in the harshest environments. PEEK can also be reinforced with other materials to enhance its abilities. In particular, carbon PEEK […]

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How Airlines & Military Cut Costs on Aircraft Parts Repair

For commercial airlines and military aircraft alike, finding ways to reduce maintenance costs is high priority. Aircraft parts repair is costly in both part cost and down time. The aerospace industry is increasingly turning to 3D printing to shorten lead time on parts, lower costs, and improve the quality of repairs. However, 3D-printed parts often […]

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PEEK Plastic Uses: The Many Grades of PEEK

PEEK (polyetheretherketone) is one of the most popular thermoplastics on the market. That is because, with its excellent combination of properties, the list of PEEK plastic uses is virtually endless. PEEK plastic parts can be found in almost every industry, including aerospace, food and beverage, medical, marine, and electronics. PEEK is available in a variety […]

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