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The History of Aviation Materials

July 18, 2019

Key Moments in Aircraft & Aerospace Innovation   Aviation technology has come a long way to get to where it is today. Over the course of the last century countless test flights, thousands of blueprints, and endless research from passionate minds have propelled the evolution of aircraft and aerospace technologies. Read on to discover how aviation materials have shifted to create a better, safer, and more efficient flight experience.  ... Read More

Machining Kynar Resin (PVDF): A Plastics Guide

July 1, 2019

An Informational Brief on Polymer Machining   Kynar®, Polyvinylidene Difluoride (PVDF) is a specialty fluoropolymer thermoplastic known for its ease of processing and its versatility in a variety of applications.  PVDF’s manufacturing not only ensures durability in its utility, but also delivers an innate resistance to acids, bases, high temperatures, and solvents.  Harsh industrial environments are no match for PVDF parts, which is why it is commonly used in environments... Read More

Machining Vespel (PI): A Plastics Guide

June 3, 2019

An Informational Brief on Polymer Machining   Vespel Polyimide (PI) is a high-performance polymer frequently machined for end-use in aerospace, semiconductor and transportation technology. This material thrives in extreme environments with high strength, chemical resistance, high temperatures, and a low coefficient of friction. It also has impressive sealing and wear properties. Our latest machining guide discusses what goes into machining Vespel and how its considerations differ from other manufacturing options... Read More

What It Means to Be AS9100D:2016 Certified

May 3, 2019

AIP Precision Machining is proud to officially be AS9100:2016 certified as part of our dedication to quality in machining for aerospace applications. To share what that means, we’ve put together the following article to explain what AS9100D:2019 certification is and how we achieved it.   What is the AS9100D:2016 Standard?   AS9100 is a company level certification based on the ISO 9001 quality standard requirements, but with additional requirements based... Read More

Machining Celazole PBI: A Plastics Guide

April 29, 2019

An Informational Brief on Polymer Machining   Celazole, known as Polybenzimidazole (PBI), is a synthetic fiber characterized by exceptional thermal and chemical stability. PBI is commonly used in electrical insulators and high strength situations, where it shines due to its compressive strength and insulation properties. Our latest machining guide discusses what goes into machining Celazole and how its considerations differ from other manufacturing options such as metal machining, injection molding,... Read More

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