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Need Gears? Choose a Gear Manufacturer in the USA

When searching for a gear manufacturer near you, it’s important to look for a company that offers precision machining, high quality standards and fast shipping. With over three decades of experience, Reading Plastic can deliver the metal or plastic gears you need on time and on spec. We excel at precision CNC machining of advanced […]

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Our Custom Machined Plastic Parts are 100% Made in the USA

Have you been burned by “custom” parts before? All too often, suppliers simply grab a part they already have and modify it, rather than building a truly custom part from scratch. But this process can never produce a part that accurately meets your specifications and requirements. At Reading Plastic, our American-made custom machined plastic parts […]

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What Applications Benefit from Optical Grade Polycarbonate?

Optical grade polycarbonate is an extremely tough, optically clear material that provides total luminous transmittance with a very low haze factor and low distortion. Its high impact strength makes it the perfect substitute for glass in a variety of applications, from laminated security glazing to military vehicle glazing and more. At Reading Plastic, our state-of-the-art […]

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Explore Our Custom Metal Parts Fabrication

You may be surprised to learn that in addition to specialty plastic machining, we offer custom metal parts fabrication. If you need copper, brass, aluminum or stainless steel parts, you can rely on us to deliver them with the same precision and quality our plastic parts are known for. And since we are located within […]

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Small Plastic Parts Manufacturer | Reading Plastic

When it comes to machining small plastic parts, precision is key. Whether the part has an intricate design or needs to hold tight tolerances, there is very little margin for error. That is why it is important to choose a small plastic parts manufacturer who can deliver reliable, high precision parts. Our Precision Machining Delivers […]

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UHMW Machining Experts | Reading Plastic

UHMW plastic is the highest quality polyethylene (PE) available, with extreme toughness and high abrasion resistance that makes it perfect for a wide range of industrial applications. When it comes to manufacturing UHMW, machining is the go-to solution as UHMW can’t be transformed by conventional methods such as injection molding. When you need a durable […]

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Solutions for Food-Grade Plastic Machining

Food grade plastics are a staple of the food and beverage industry because they increase safety, reduce maintenance costs, and improve compliance. Food grade plastics are also lightweight and easy to machine, making them the perfect replacement for metal parts. Whether you need to lower operating expenses or speed FDA compliance, food grade plastic machining […]

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Custom Plastic Manufacturing | Reading Plastic

Custom plastic manufacturing provides companies with durable parts that help lower costs and speed production, increasing company profits. The speed of CNC custom plastic manufacturing means replicate parts can be delivered quickly, minimizing costly downtime. Replacing metal parts with plastic can also improve performance and extend part life. At Reading Plastic, we’ve produced dependable custom […]

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Challenges & Solutions for Aerospace CNC Machining

When it comes to producing parts for aerospace, CNC machining has revolutionized the field. The precision and accuracy of CNC machining allow for more intricate designs, reliable production of tight tolerances, and longer part lifetimes. The use of plastic parts in aerospace design has quadrupled in the last four decades thanks to the advancements in […]

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Fast Plastic Parts with Quality & Precision

In the manufacturing world, speed often comes at the expense of quality. But at Reading Plastic, we offer fast plastic parts that still deliver a high degree of quality and precision. As an industry leader in tight tolerances, we’ve been providing precise, dependable plastic parts to our customers for over three decades. No matter how […]

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Why Are Tolerances Important in Manufacturing?

Why are tolerances important in manufacturing? The short answer is, a certain amount of variation is inherent in all manufactured parts. Tolerances are used to control those variations, ensuring greater consistency and proper performance from the parts. Because different materials and manufacturing methods can affect tolerances, it is important to choose an experienced plastics manufacturer […]

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Aluminum Machining Experts: Military, Medical, Automotive & More

Aluminum’s unique properties – including durability, softness, affordability and corrosion-resistance – make it the most popular material for CNC machining. The adaptability of aluminum machining allows manufacturers to create precise, integral parts for a wide variety of industries, from aeronautics to military to electronics and more. With three decades of experience as a high-end machine […]

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