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What Does It Mean To Be As9100 Certified?

April 7, 2022

What Is an AS9100 Certification?   Developed by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG), the AS9100 is an international quality management certification. Material suppliers that wish to serve the Aviation, Space and Defense (AS&D) industry must attain this certification to prove the high level of competence required by the industry. AS9100 applies to both military and civil businesses.   The standard is accepted worldwide, with different parts of the world... Read More

AIP Is Your One-Stop Shop For Reliable And Precise Medical Plastics

March 14, 2022

Few industries require precision and reliability as much as the medical industry. When lives are literally on the line, you can't risk the chance of arming medical professionals with equipment that's anything less than perfect.   There's also the burden of choice to deal with. The medical device industry has seen plastics soaring in use due to their numerous benefits, but it’s those same qualities that can make them so... Read More

Lifesaving Performance Medical Grade Polypropylene

February 1, 2022

Keeping it clean with precision polypropylene medical devices   Polypropylene (PP) is a versatile, low-cost thermoplastic often used for medical devices where sustainability and multiple steam-sterilizations are necessary. Along with its resistance to moisture and steam, polypropylene offers durability and strength, even after several uses. These qualities are what make it an excellent lifesaving material in medical settings.   For the last 38 years, AIP has been machining precision plastics... Read More

The Advantages of PEEK Thermal properties in Aerospace Applications

January 17, 2022

Keeping aircraft in “PEEK” condition for flight   High-temperature lightweight materials are critical to aircraft applications. Aircraft engines can reach temperatures up to 3812 Fahrenheit (2100 Celsius); vehicles at higher altitudes undergo extreme temperature changes compared to ground operations. Aircraft components and equipment must be able to withstand these temperatures in addition to high pressure, vibrations, impact, and corrosion to maintain reliable, safe operation. Among the advanced materials on the... Read More

Machining Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) A Plastics Guide

December 14, 2021

An Informational Brief on Polymer Machining   Most people recognize Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) under the household name “acrylic.” This performance polymer is best known as a shatter-proof alternative to glass. Where transparency, UV stability, colorability and surface hardness are concerned, PMMA is a safe, cost-efficient option. It has good scratch resistance compared to other transparent polymers like Polycarbonate and can be coated with special abrasion and chemically resistant coatings to... Read More


FMDA 15th Anniversary Conference

May 17 - 18, 2022

St. Petersburg, Florida