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Military-Grade Plastic Parts & Components

When choosing a company to machine and fabricate military-grade plastic, you want to select a company that has a proven track record of quality and service. For nearly four decades, Reading Plastic Machining & Fabrication has been producing high-quality plastic parts in the U.S. Our skilled fabricators and machinists operate state-of-the-art machinery to produce plastic […]

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Metal Vs. Plastic: The Advantages of Plastic in Design

For years, companies have been debating the use of metal vs. plastic parts. New plastic materials offer strength and stiffness comparable to steel, and innovative processing capabilities allow us to machine plastic parts with tight tolerances. Combined with other benefits, many industries – particular medical and aerospace – are replacing their metal parts with plastic. […]

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UHMW vs. Acetal: Which is Right for Your Product?

Choosing the right material for your product can mean the difference between a good product and a great one. When it comes to high-performance thermoplastic resins, the debate is often UHMW vs. acetal. Both offer strength and excellent performance in wear applications, but their differences come into play when considering your application. UHMW: Ultra High […]

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An Introduction to Self Lubricating Plastic

Self lubricating plastic has become a buzzword in the industry, leading to a misunderstanding of what the term actually means. Without a clear understanding of the uses and limits of self lubricating plastic bearings, companies can misuse the product and end up facing failures, downtime, and productivity losses. The experts at Reading Plastic are here […]

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Why Choose Plastic Parts Fabrication Over Metal?

In business, time is critical. While sometimes it’s possible to assemble a finished product yourself, other times you need that finished product pronto. That’s when our fabrication team steps in. Plastic parts fabrication turns your machined parts into assembled, finished products in a hurry. Whether you’re under a time crunch or don’t have the manpower […]

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The History of Reading Plastic Machining & Fabrication

At Reading Plastic, we pride ourselves on our long history of quality, precision and craftsmanship. For precision machined parts and unbeatable plastic fabrication Pennsylvania has been turning to Reading Plastic for nearly four decades. We provide parts for a wide variety of industries: Medical Industry Telecom Oil & Gas Agriculture Semiconductor Aviation/Aerospace Waste Treatment Food […]

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Specialty Plastics: Could They Make Metal Obsolete?

The catch-all term “plastic” can be misleading. There are actually thousands of different plastics, each with unique properties. For thousands of years, metal has been the reigning champion for strength and durability, but with the introduction of specialty plastics, many industries are swapping metal for plastic. That’s because specialty plastics have a lot to offer. […]

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How to Choose Between UHMW Vs. Delrin

A few weeks ago we examined the most popular high-performance thermoplastic resins, UHMW and Acetal [link to Oct 25 blog]. Today we will study UHMW vs. Delrin to see how these thermoplastics stack up against each other. When it comes to a final product, minor differences can have a major impact. Ultra High Molecular Weight […]

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Why NJ Companies Choose Us for Custom Plastic Fabrication

Reading Plastic Machining & Fabrication offers custom plastic fabrication NJ companies count on. Since the 1950’s, we’ve built our company on craftsmanship, precision and quality. Our parts can be found around the world, in labs, hospitals, telecom equipment, aircrafts, military defense systems and beyond. We are the source of performance parts guaranteed to deliver for […]

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Correct Plastic Part Defects from Injection Molding, 3D Printing

Certain industries require tight tolerance machining. In the fields of aerospace, medical equipment, military, oil & gas and more, plastic parts often must hold tolerances of +/- .001” or better to meet standards and perform well in their critical applications. Precision machining is the best way to achieve these tight tolerances, but if the part […]

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The Cost of Downtime is Steep. The Right Telecom Parts Supplier Can Help Keep Your Network Up and Running.

For telecom companies, downtime is disaster. The network going down means customers lose their voice and data communications until further notice. Productivity ceases, since transactions can’t be processed. Critical applications go dark. Security becomes a concern as threat surveillance collapses. It’s a nightmare that can have a lasting impact; just consider the havoc that ensued […]

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Acetal Machining: Acetal Homopolymer vs. Acetal Copolymer

  Acetal machining is useful for transforming this strong, stiff plastic into precise parts for industrial applications. One of the strongest thermoplastics, acetal is available in numerous forms, the most popular including Delrin® and Tecaform®. We’re experienced in machining custom parts from each. In this blog, learn more about acetal plastic machining, the properties of […]

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Why Trust Us For Your Precision Machined Components

Precision plastic components are in high demand these days as more and more industries design parts with advanced engineering plastics in mind. For almost four decades, Reading Plastic Machining & Fabrication has been providing precision machined components for clients across every industry. We are a well-known industry leader for tight tolerance plastic parts, and our […]

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