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Acrylic Fabrication Services – Protect & Display Your High-Value Products

In certain industries, the importance of exhibiting at trade shows can’t be understated. These are prime opportunities to introduce products, reach prospects, gather leads, and build the relationships you need to succeed. According to some estimates, 7 out of 10 trade show attendees plan to buy one or more products. If your company’s trade show […]

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Metal-To-Plastic Conversion: Advantages & Materials Selection

Manufacturers across all industries are converting gears and other parts that have traditionally been metal into plastic. We’ve discussed some of the main advantages of metal-to-plastic conversion before, but here’s a refresher: Elimination of lubrication. Metal parts often require expensive, time-consuming lubrication to prevent wear over time. On the contrary, many specialty plastics can replace […]

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Machining PEEK for Medical Devices – Why PEEK Makes the Grade

PEEK machining for medical devices has been on the rise in recent years, thanks to this material’s advanced properties that make it uniquely suitable for contact with the human body. In the last ten years, it’s become widely accepted for long-term, in-body applications over other plastics or traditional metals. It’s also found its way into […]

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Plastic Machined Parts | Precision Plastic Machining in Every Industry

Plastic machined parts are transforming almost every industry, from the ships and planes in our nation’s military to the equipment used in producing food. As a longtime manufacturer of plastic machined parts, we’ve seen firsthand how our diverse clientele benefits from engineering plastics’ superior properties. Here’s an overview of how each industry implements specialty plastics […]

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Custom Plastic Parts for Food Manufacturers | Faster FDA Compliance

On October 5, 2016, the FDA issued a revised version of the Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards (MFRPS). Since 2007, each state has used these standards to ensure local food manufacturers implement practices that reduce foodborne illness hazards, which afflict as many as 48 million Americans each year. The new MFRPS, which you can read […]

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ESD Material | Conductive, Antistatic & Dissipative Plastics

It’s estimated ESD costs American industry $5 billion each year. This cost includes not only manufacturing new components to replace those damaged, but also the time involved in customer and field service during maintenance. In no uncertain terms, the demand for antistatic materials is growing as companies strive to cut costs and downtime. We manufacture […]

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3D Printing Aerospace Parts: Why It’s No Threat to CNC Machining

The dawn of 3D printing came with predictions it would bring about the next Industrial Revolution. This process, otherwise known as additive manufacturing, has indeed brought about massive changes, particularly in aerospace. Nonetheless, few trending stories cover the limits of 3D printing, which are extensive given the technology is still relatively new. In this blog, […]

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Plastic Machining Vs. Plastic Injection Molding – The Ultimate Guide

Often, we find ourselves in talks with clients who can’t decide whether to use plastic machining or plastic injection molding to create their custom plastic parts. The decision is complex, but answering a few questions can clarify which plastic manufacturing process is best for your project. In this blog, we’ll address the factors affecting your […]

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3 Benefits of Machined Plastic Parts for Waste Treatment

Wastewater treatment plants are challenging environments for their critical parts and components. Forced to weather constant moisture and severe chemical processes, these components must be incredibly durable and hydrolytically stable to keep operations running smoothly. Is it any wonder they’re often the cause of costly breakdowns? Given the rigors of the waste treatment industry, it’s […]

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Why the Semiconductor Industry Needs Precision Plastic Machining

Semiconductors make most of today’s technological marvels possible: the Internet, computers, tablets, smartphones, and all of the other advancements that empower superfast communications. Most people born in the last thirty years probably couldn’t imagine life without semiconductors! They also remain one of the United States’ top manufactured exports. In this blog, we’ll explain why companies […]

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The Backbone of the Oil & Gas Industry? Specialty Plastics.

The oil and gas industry presents one of the most demanding environments you can imagine for its infrastructures to withstand. Extreme temperatures, high pressures, heavy loads and abrasive chemicals define this industry—and the ability of parts and components to hold up under these conditions makes a substantial impact on safety and productivity, not to mention […]

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The Rise of Agriculture Plastic Machining

In the last twenty years, the use of plastics in agriculture has grown so exponentially it’s given rise to an entirely new term: “plasticulture.” Though estimates aren’t exact, experts in the field say U.S. agriculture alone uses about a billion pounds of plastics every year. Applications for specialized plastics in agriculture are wide-ranging; they’re used […]

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Vespel® Bearings Deliver Unbeatable Reliability and Performance

When selecting a material for high-performance bearings, Vespel® is often the top choice. That is because Vespel® bearings offer unique capabilities in high-friction applications that most high-end materials can’t surpass. Combining the best properties of ceramics, metals and plastics into one, Vespel® bearings offer unique strengths for superb performance and proven reliability. What Makes Vespel® […]

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