PEEK Machined Parts at Reading Plastic & Metal

PEEK machined partsWhen it comes to applications that require high-performance plastic, PEEK is often a top recommendation. You may be wondering, what is PEEK plastic, and why is it so popular? Here are Reading Plastic & Metal, we often refer to PEEK as the “powerhouse polymer”. PEEK machined parts are incredibly strong and durable, so it makes a great fit for a wide array of uses across nearly every industry.

Why Choose PEEK Plastic?

PEEK stands for “polyetheretherketone,” making it part of the broader family of ketone polymers. The unique chemical structure of this thermoplastic makes it incredibly strong and dimensionally stable both under load and in the harshest environments.

PEEK plastic is also available in a variety of grades that offer enhanced properties for specific use. For example, glass-fiber-reinforced PEEK has a reduced expansion rate, increased flexural modulus, and excellent electrical and thermal insulation characteristics. Likewise, carbon-fiber-reinforced PEEK has the highest strength and stiffness properties, outstanding wear resistance and load-carrying capabilities, and higher thermal conductivity.

What Can PEEK Machined Parts Be Used For?

PEEK machined parts can be used in:

PEEK plastic use has especially risen in the medical field. In addition to functioning well in bearings, pumps, piston parts, and cable insulation, PEEK makes for superior medical devices due to the aforementioned perks of PEEK. A few examples of PEEK machined parts in the medical field include:

Trust Reading Plastic & Metal for Your PEEK Machined Parts

With decades of experience, we’re known to hold close tolerances and deliver parts fast and ready to go. If you’re looking for a quote on a PEEK machining project—or another one of the plastics we machine—reach out to us at (610) 926-3245 or

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