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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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An Introduction to Self Lubricating Plastic

Self lubricating plastic has become a buzzword in the industry, leading to a misunderstanding of what the term actually means. Without a clear understanding of the uses and limits of self lubricating plastic bearings, companies can misuse the product and end up facing failures, downtime, and productivity losses. The experts at Reading Plastic are here […]

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Why Choose Plastic Parts Fabrication Over Metal?

In business, time is critical. While sometimes it’s possible to assemble a finished product yourself, other times you need that finished product pronto. That’s when our fabrication team steps in. Plastic parts fabrication turns your machined parts into assembled, finished products in a hurry. Whether you’re under a time crunch or don’t have the manpower […]

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The History of Reading Plastic Machining & Fabrication

At Reading Plastic, we pride ourselves on our long history of quality, precision and craftsmanship. For precision machined parts and unbeatable plastic fabrication Pennsylvania has been turning to Reading Plastic for nearly four decades. We provide parts for a wide variety of industries: Medical Industry Telecom Oil & Gas Agriculture Semiconductor Aviation/Aerospace Waste Treatment Food […]

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Specialty Plastics: Could They Make Metal Obsolete?

The catch-all term “plastic” can be misleading. There are actually thousands of different plastics, each with unique properties. For thousands of years, metal has been the reigning champion for strength and durability, but with the introduction of specialty plastics, many industries are swapping metal for plastic. That’s because specialty plastics have a lot to offer. […]

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How to Choose Between UHMW Vs. Delrin

A few weeks ago we examined the most popular high-performance thermoplastic resins, UHMW and Acetal [link to Oct 25 blog]. Today we will study UHMW vs. Delrin to see how these thermoplastics stack up against each other. When it comes to a final product, minor differences can have a major impact. Ultra High Molecular Weight […]

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Why NJ Companies Choose Us for Custom Plastic Fabrication

Reading Plastic Machining & Fabrication offers custom plastic fabrication NJ companies count on. Since the 1950’s, we’ve built our company on craftsmanship, precision and quality. Our parts can be found around the world, in labs, hospitals, telecom equipment, aircrafts, military defense systems and beyond. We are the source of performance parts guaranteed to deliver for […]

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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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