Machine Shops

MACHINE SHOPS

The machine shop industry is one of the most important material removal and modification methods. It is a collection of material-working processes in which power-driven machine tools, such as saws, lathes, milling machines, and drill presses, are used with a sharp cutting tool to mechanically cut the material to achieve the desired geometry.

Advantages of plastics

The advantages of plastics for Machine Shops are numerous. Plastics are much lighter than metal, which equate into better fuel economy and cheaper to manufacture parts. Additionally, the lighter weight aids in safer material handling. Plastics can be designed to be impact and dent resistant, and modified for improved strength. Corrosion resistance, color and texture flexibility, the economical components and aesthetics are other advantages of plastics.

Materials Utilized Within Industry

Materials used by machine shops to create parts with characteristics outside of the range of non-plastic materials include Nylon, UHMW, ULTEM, Acetal/Delrin, PVC, PEEK, PET and PTFE (rod, tube and plate).


OUR PRODUCTS

Prime ABS Weather-X 200

Is an acrylic capped co-extruded ABS sheet, which can be produced as a two or three multilayer composite. The acrylic cap imparts a very high gloss, vibrant colors with superior depth of image, excellent UV protection, chemical resistance, toughness and excellent formability.

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Prime Clear-X 200

Prime Clear-X 200 was designed and developed specifically for rigid packaging markets.

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Prime ABS 750

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MAKROLON® Light Transmission Specification

Standard MAKROLON® polycarbonate sheet comes in different colors and gages. These differences result in a variety of light transmission properties.

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Makrolon Environmental Resistance

Makrolon polycarbonate sheet may be used in a diverse range of environmental conditions. Consult this chart when thoroughly testing fabricated parts under actual in-service conditions.

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MAKROLON® Product Comparison Guide

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MAKROLON 15® Polycarbonate Sheets

The first glazing replacement option with a 15 year performance warranty. MAKROLON® 15 Polycarbonate Sheet offers superior weatherability.

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Material Safety Data Sheet for Makrolon® AR Polycarbonate Sheet

Safety information for Makrolon® AR Polycarbonate Sheet.

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QMFZ2 Plastics Components

QMFZ2 Plastics Components: Material Designation, Color, Minimum Thickness, Flame Class, RTI, Electrical RTI, Mechanical w/ Impact RTI etc..

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Rochling Sustaplast Susta PC and Sustanat PC GF 20

Material Properties and Machining Guidelines for Susta PC and Sustanat PC GF 20

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