Applications that require tight tolerances and resistance to mechanical stress call for creep-resistant plastics that maintain their shape and integrity under load for long periods of time. As experts in tight tolerances, Reading Plastic is well acquainted with creep-resistant plastics and can machine parts that will hold up under stress.
Creep is the tendency of a solid material to deform permanently under the influence of constant stress, even if the stress is below the yield strength of the material. It can occur as a result of long-term exposure to mechanical stress – including tensile, compressive, shear, or flexural loading – and is more severe in materials that are subjected to heat for long periods. Permanent deformation is known as creep rupture: the failure of a material due to continuous stress.
For parts that will hold tight tolerances for long periods of time, call the experts at Reading Plastic: 610-926-3245. Our knowledge of creep-resistant plastics and state-of-the-art machinery help us to produce the high-quality, dependable parts our clients need.
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