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

Adhesives Used with Dibond® Material

One of the display features in great demand is the ability to attach Dibond® material to a substrate without having exposed fasteners. The vast majority of this type connection is done using adhesives.

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Tuffak® Optical Grade High-Impact Polycarbonate Sheet

When you need a clear, rugged sheet for the toughest applications. Excellent for uses including transit shelters, protective laminations, window glazing and more.

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Tivar Cleanstat

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Prime Tuff-X

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DuraSurf ETA

Laird Plastics' standard line of Easy-To-Apply wear strips and adhesive backed tapes.

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Prime LDPE 049

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Machinists Tips - Milling

When face milling, use positive geometry cutter bodies. Quadrant Service & Support provides guidance when milling plastics.

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ARMOR-X™

Protect critical surfaces and heavy, expensive parts and equipment. From work surfaces to flooring, Armor-X helps protect your investment.

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TIVAR® Ceram P® UHMW-PE Plastic Sheets

Reduce maintenance downtime, extend equipment service life and reduce replacement part costs with Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products.

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TIVAR® H.O.T., UHMW Sheets, TIVAR® UHMW

Formulated -- exclusively from Quadrant EPP -- to maintain key performance properties in an extended temperature range.

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