Low-friction plastics, or those that perform well in friction and wear applications, are rapidly replacing metal in parts like bearings, gears, cams, slides, bushings, rollers, and more. The widespread adoption of low-friction, long-wearing plastics in bearing applications speaks to their numerous benefits.
Does your company depend on parts that hold up under pressure? In this blog, find out how machining your parts from a low-friction plastic could improve your operation.
The most common plastics used in these applications are PBT, PPS, PEEK, VESPEL, PET, Acetal, Nylon, and UHMW. Reading Plastic has experience machining parts from all of these and more—just look at our plastic distribution!
If your application requires a precise plastic part that stands up to wear, we’re ready to offer you the solution. Get in contact with us at (610) 926-3245 for a free quote, or start by learning more about our experience machining parts for clients around the world.
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PEEK is one of the best high-performance plastics on the market, with a unique combination of outstanding properties that make it incredibly strong and dimensionally stable both under load and in the harshest environments. It is also one of the most expensive polymers available. At a cost of $4,500 per pound, PEEK is 5 to […]Read More »