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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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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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What Are Static-Dissipative Materials?

Electrostatic discharge (ESd) materials are plastics that reduce static electricity in order to protect electrostatic-sensitive devices or to contain flammable liquids or gases. These materials are divided into three categories: anti-static, conductive, and static-dissipative materials. ESd materials are classified by how quickly electricity moves through the material, with that speed referred to as the “resistance” […]

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