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How to Create a Plastic Prototype with Reading Plastic

Prototyping is a necessary stage of product development that determines whether your production efforts will ultimately be successful or not. With the increased popularity of rapid prototyping, it is easier and more affordable than ever to produce plastic prototypes. When choosing how to create a plastic prototype, the two most popular options are additive processing […]

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Most Popular Aerospace Plastic Components

The use of aerospace plastic components has quadrupled since 1970, thanks in large part to their strength-to-weight ratio. Since aerospace plastics provide the same strength as metal at a fraction of the weight, aerospace engineers could convert large portions of aerostructure from metal to plastic to significantly reduce an aircraft’s weight without compromising strength. Reduction […]

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The Stiffness of Plastics Explained

Stiffness is one of the key mechanical properties of plastic, along with strength, hardness, and toughness. The stiffness of plastics is described by flexural modulus (the ability of a material to bend), which is measured in pounds per square inch (psi). The higher the flexural modulus, the stiffer the material; the lower the flexural modulus, […]

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What is Thin-Gauge Precision Die Stamping?

In precision die stamping, a high-speed punch press and custom steel-rule dies are used to produce extremely precise identical parts, such as washers, gaskets, seals, insulators, graphics, and more. This process allows for the creation of extremely thin products that can hold tight tolerances at high volumes. At Reading Plastic, our custom CNC machined dies […]

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5 Incredible Precision Engineering Plastics

Today’s precision engineering plastics offer superior chemical resistance, higher temperature capability, greater dimensional stability, good wear resistance, and excellent machinability. Below are five of the best precision engineering plastics on the market, able to tackle the most challenging applications in any industry. PEI (Ultem) With a tensile strength of 15,200 psi and continuous use up […]

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Call Reading Plastic For CNC Plastic Cutting Service

With decades of experience as a leading CNC plastic cutting service, Reading Plastic has the tools and knowledge necessary to create the high quality plastic parts you need. We excel at machining parts that hold tight tolerances of +/- .001, and can cut even the most advanced specialty plastics. Whether your job is a small […]

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Why Make Us Your Plastic Medical Device Manufacturer

Plastics have been revolutionizing the medical device industry because they can be machined into complex designs, offer lightweight yet high strength alternatives to metal, and can withstand rigorous and repeated sanitizing. As a plastic medical device manufacturer, Reading Plastic knows that precision and speed are crucial to the medical industry. That is why we pride […]

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How Plastics Have Transformed Aerospace CNC Machining

The development of CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining helped to revolutionize aerospace design and engineering. The increased accuracy of CNC machining meant parts could be reliably produced to meet tight tolerances, allowing for more intricate designs and improving overall safety. Parts could also be produced faster and in larger quantities, lowering costs and increasing demand. […]

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Meet the Newest Workhorse of our CNC Router Services! EXXACT Plus 116 TC2

At Reading Plastic, we take in pride in our outstanding track record for exceptional CNC router services. We combine the latest tools and technologies with over three decades of plastic manufacturing experience to provide our customers with precise plastic parts that can hold tight tolerances and meet all design specs and requirements. We’re pleased to […]

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Medical Machining: Why Choose Reading Plastic

The incredible advances we’ve seen in medical devices and equipment over the last few decades are due in large part to specialty plastics and the development of medical machining. Precise CNC machining allows for a high degree of accuracy and repeatability, and can produce parts with extremely tight tolerances. Medical machining can also accommodate specialty […]

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Why Choose Us For Machining Torlon

Torlon® is a high-performance, non-crystalline engineering thermoplastic that provides reliable strength and performance at high temperatures. Its unique combination of properties makes it ideal for the most extreme and punishing environments, such as racecar engines and NASA’s space shuttles. At Reading Plastic, we have an excellent track record of producing precision parts that hold tight […]

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Exciting Applications of ESd Conductive Plastics

Conductive materials are able to move energy quickly and easily, which makes them a common choice for grounding materials. But ESd conductive plastics can be used in a wide range of applications that require dissipation of static charges or protection from electrostatic discharge (ESd). The Many Uses of ESd Conductive Plastics Increased safety in explosive […]

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Why Trust Us For Your Precision Machined Components

Precision plastic components are in high demand these days as more and more industries design parts with advanced engineering plastics in mind. For almost four decades, Reading Plastic Machining & Fabrication has been providing precision machined components for clients across every industry. We are a well-known industry leader for tight tolerance plastic parts, and our […]

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