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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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How Plastic Makes Military Helicopter Parts Safer

When manufacturing products for military use, the ultimate goal is to protect the safety and welfare of military personnel. Military-grade plastics are helping make equipment safer and more efficient. Choosing an experienced plastic military helicopter parts manufacturer will ensure your parts meet military specifications and are both functional and protective. At Reading Plastic, we can […]

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The Use of Vespel® in Critical Aircraft Parts

When it comes to critical aircraft parts, you must have confidence in their consistency, safety, and longevity. That is why aviation experts are increasingly turning to high-end plastics to make those critical parts. Vespel® is one of the top choices for aircraft parts because it offers superior performance that even most high-end materials can’t match. […]

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Military Aircraft Parts: Plastic Fabricators Set to Fill Shortage

A shortage of military aircraft parts has grounded a significant portion of the Marine Corps’ aircraft. At the end of 2016, nearly 60% of their aircraft were considered temporarily non-mission capable due to a lack of parts to make them operational. Not only does this affect military readiness, it means there are not enough aircraft […]

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Understanding PEEK Plastic Price Per Pound

When it comes to choosing the right plastic for a part, cost is an important factor. However, evaluating a plastic based on price alone can be misleading. The plastic may have properties that offer long-term cost savings despite higher upfront costs. PEEK plastic price per pound is generally higher than other high-temperature thermoplastics, but it […]

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Military Spare Parts Supplier – Reading Plastic

Industries are always looking for ways to improve their products, and the military sector is no different. From improving safety to reducing weight, military-grade plastic has been revolutionizing military products and equipment. As a military spare parts supplier, Reading Plastic understands the importance of delivering dependable parts quickly. Our commitments to excellence and customer satisfaction […]

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The Right Plastic Fabrication Shop is Worth Going Out of Your Way For

Generally speaking, people are willing to travel farther, pay more, and wait a little longer for a higher-quality product. We get impatient when we have to wait more than a minute at the drive-thru window for our food, but we are content to wait 20 minutes in a nice restaurant just to get a table. […]

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Military-Grade Plastic Parts & Components

When choosing a company to machine and fabricate military-grade plastic, you want to select a company that has a proven track record of quality and service. For nearly four decades, Reading Plastic Machining & Fabrication has been producing high-quality plastic parts in the U.S. Our skilled fabricators and machinists operate state-of-the-art machinery to produce plastic […]

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Metal Vs. Plastic: The Advantages of Plastic in Design

For years, companies have been debating the use of metal vs. plastic parts. New plastic materials offer strength and stiffness comparable to steel, and innovative processing capabilities allow us to machine plastic parts with tight tolerances. Combined with other benefits, many industries – particular medical and aerospace – are replacing their metal parts with plastic. […]

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UHMW vs. Acetal: Which is Right for Your Product?

Choosing the right material for your product can mean the difference between a good product and a great one. When it comes to high-performance thermoplastic resins, the debate is often UHMW vs. acetal. Both offer strength and excellent performance in wear applications, but their differences come into play when considering your application. UHMW: Ultra High […]

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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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