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Skip the OEM Parts Distributor – Get Fast OEM Parts By Machining

When it comes to staying competitive, avoiding costly breakdowns of critical machinery is a top priority. Companies running production lines need to make sure their parts last—and that they can get fast OEM parts if something does go wrong. Unfortunately, many companies can tell you about a bad experience they’ve had trying to get in […]

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Machined Plastic Solutions for Bakeries and Confectioners

In the average bakery or confectioner’s operation, the race is on. Machines and workers crank out production at a breakneck pace to maximize efficiency and get their goods out the door while they’re fresh. But in the heat of the operation, could there be an issue with one vital piece of equipment? The problem: Take […]

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Which High-Temperature Plastic is Right for My Application?

The strongest ceramics can withstand upwards of 1,600 F, but they can also shatter upon impact or if they undergo dramatic temperature changes. Metals can withstand extremely high temperatures—but they’re vulnerable to corrosion. Need a material that stands up to high temperatures without sacrificing other properties? That’s where high-temperature plastics come in. Plastics that can […]

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Techtron PPS: An Excellent PEEK Alternative At Low Temps

Among the most advanced engineering plastics available today is Techtron PPS, a strong alternative to PEEK at less demanding temperatures. In this blog, we’ll take some time to focus on this material’s unique properties and popular applications, and why it’s finding widespread usage in the aerospace, oil & gas, and especially semiconductor industries. At Reading […]

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Celazole PBI: Why It Works Harder and Lasts Longer

If you’ve been researching high-performing thermoplastics, you’ve undoubtedly heard of Celazole PBI, also known as Duratron PBI. Celazole PBI is the highest-performing engineering thermoplastic available today, capable of withstanding the most extreme conditions: think high temperatures, harsh chemicals, plasma environments and applications that demand high strength and wear. Performing well under stressors too severe for […]

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When To Choose Plastic Stamping For Your Custom Parts

Plastic stamping can significantly reduce material cost, increase production rates and improve dimensional consistency when used in place of machining to create custom parts and components. In plastic stamping, we utilize a die and a high-speed punch press to yield extremely precise identical parts: washers, gaskets, seals, insulators, graphics and more. Our dies are custom […]

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An Introduction to Biocompatible Plastics

From blood tubing to heart valves, biocompatible plastics have become omnipresent in the medical device industry. There’s a reason recent years have seen significant advances in pacemakers, joint replacements and stents: The advanced properties of specialty plastics have made these innovations possible. Why have specialty plastics brought about a golden age of medical devices? Namely, […]

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What Is CNC Milling?

CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control, the concept of controlling machine tools with a computer. It rose to prominence in the 1950’s, largely because it empowered machine shops to boost their productivity vastly, since the operator no longer had to pay constant attention to the machine. What’s more, CNC has made it possible to machine […]

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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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Best Plastics For Radiation Resistance

The term “radiation” encompasses the whole broad spectrum of electromagnetic wavelengths – from long radio waves to extremely short gamma rays – as well as ionizing radiation. Knowing the types of radiation your plastic components will be exposed to will help you choose the plastic material with the appropriate degree of radiation resistance. Electromagnetic Radiation […]

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