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From Problem to Prototype to Product: The Tire Buddy

If you’re a surf fisherman, you know the problem all too well: You’re driving your car to the water when suddenly you’re stuck, tires spinning in the sand. The harder you push the gas, the more deeply ensnared you become. It’s a problem that arises especially when it hasn’t rained in a while, making the […]

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With CNC Machining, Aerospace Parts are More Advanced and Precise than Ever

Computer Numerical Control machining, or CNC machining, is a computer-controlled machining process used for manufacturing plastic parts. Its high degree of precision allows the production of complex three-dimensional shapes for use in many different industries. Among the many advanced parts and products manufactured with CNC machining, aerospace parts are in increasing demand. The use of […]

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Tight Tolerance Machining With Reading Plastic

When You Need to Hold Tight Tolerances, Turn To Reading Plastic We’ll start by saying that super close tolerances aren’t necessary for every part. In fact, some companies spend far more than they need to holding close tolerances, even though a lesser degree of precision would sufficed. In these cases, we do our best to […]

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How Machining Speeds FDA-Compliant Plastic Part Design

Often, FDA compliance is a major consideration in plastic part design. Product developers must ensure every aspect of the design meets the FDA’s strict standards, a process that can take years if things go wrong. When designing plastic parts for FDA compliance, CNC machining offers numerous advantages. Here’s how machining can make the FDA-compliant design […]

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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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The Plastic Components of Nuclear Power Plants

Nuclear energy is responsible for 11% of the world’s electricity, and is the second-largest source of low-carbon energy worldwide. The efficiency, operation and safety of these plants is dependent upon the quality of the components they are comprised of, and often it is the smallest components of nuclear power plants that get overlooked. During the […]

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