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Rapid Plastic Prototyping: Benefits of Machining Your Prototypes

The company you choose for your rapid plastic prototyping is important. After all, your prototype could be used to secure a fleeting sales opportunity, ensure your design is ready to enter a costly production process, or satisfy the strict requirements of the FDA or other standards boards. A lot is leaning on the success of […]

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Why Choose a Local Plastic Company for Your Precise Parts

Do you need precise parts fast? We’re the local plastic company that delivers. Located in Reading, PA, Reading Plastic has been machining plastic parts to close tolerances for decades. Our clientele spans all sectors—and the globe—and has included major metro transit systems, can’t-fail telecom operators and the military. What’s more, we’re within a day’s drive […]

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Superior Custom Plastic Fabrication with Reading Plastic

From prototype to production, count on Reading Plastic for custom plastic fabrication. We’ve staked our reputation on being the one company that can solve the toughest problems, manufacturing plastic components to your exact specifications the first time, every time. Why choose a plastic fabrication shop for your precise parts? While many metal shops can technically […]

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Torlon Plastic: Ideal for Strength & Stiffness at High Temps

Few plastics can match Torlon plastic in strength and stiffness at extreme temperatures. The superiority of Torlon over other plastics is significant; parts machined from Torlon stock shapes outperform most advanced engineering plastics by a large margin. A high-performance, non-crystalline engineering thermoplastic, Torlon is a polyamide-imide (PAI) and the highest-performing melt-processable plastic. If your application […]

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Low-Friction Plastics Enhance Performance Under Pressure

Low-friction plastics, or those that perform well in friction and wear applications, are rapidly replacing metal in parts like bearings, gears, cams, slides, bushings, rollers, and more. The widespread adoption of low-friction, long-wearing plastics in bearing applications speaks to their numerous benefits. Does your company depend on parts that hold up under pressure? In this […]

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3 Reasons to Choose Precision Plastic Machining for Oil & Gas Parts

Oilfields, petrochemical processing plants, offshore drilling rigs: When it comes to oil & gas parts, the conditions they must endure are as severe as it gets. Anyone with experience in the industry knows this equipment must withstand temperatures, pressures, and chemicals that corrode most materials fast. It’s no surprise, then, that high-performance polymers have enhanced […]

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What Is Nylon? Why Employ Nylon Parts in Critical Applications?

What is Nylon? Unlike plastics such as PEEK and VESPEL, Nylon enjoys recognition and usage in households every day. In part, this is due to its invention in 1935 as a “miracle fiber” for women’s stockings, an application in which it’s still used today. Nylon is also common in durable fabrics (think tents, sports uniforms, […]

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Machine Stronger, Lighter Aerospace Fasteners

Aerospace fasteners might seem like a small part of the design, but they play a critical role in whether or not an aircraft arrives at its destination in one piece. Commercial planes, rockets, military jets, helicopters, spaceships, satellites and weapons systems depend on strong, precise fasteners. When it comes to manufacturing fasteners, we’re equipped to […]

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5 Applications of PEEK ESd

PEEK ESd offers the advanced properties of PEEK partnered with excellent resistance to static. Telecom companies especially should take note of these advanced materials. In a previous post, we shared about how static-dissipative plastics help reduce the immense costs of ESd—an estimated $5 billion to American industry every year—because these plastics prevent frequent costly breakdowns. […]

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What to Look for in a Custom Plastic Parts Manufacturer

Thinking about a metal-to-plastic conversion for your critical parts and components? You’re on the right track. In the last few decades, early adopters of custom plastic parts have demonstrated just how powerful they can be at improving efficiency and output of operations. Lighter, stronger, and often resistant to chemicals and static, custom plastic parts can […]

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Our New Miyano BNA-42S Offers More Precise, Efficient CNC Turning

Reading Plastic is excited to announce the latest addition to our fleet of vanguard machines: the Miyano BNA-42S from CITIZEN, a CNC turning center with two spindles and one turret. The benefits the BNA-42S are supercharged efficiency and unmatched precision. Capable of holding tighter tolerances than past CNC turning centers, this new machine is the […]

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High-Strength Plastics – 4 Ways To Measure Strength

Throughout our blog, you may have noticed many references to strength. In particular, we’ve discussed high-strength plastics like PEEK, Celazole PBI, Vespel, and Techtron PPS. Each is unique in its strengths, as well as the other benefits it brings to the table (such as UV resistance, conductivity, resistance to friction, just to name a few.) […]

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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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