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8 Thermoplastics Machined for Medical & Life Sciences

April 28, 2020

Which thermoplastics are best suited for your machined medical application?   With over three decades of experience machining precision plastic and composite parts for the Medical & Life Sciences industry, AIP Precision Machining knows that biocompatible, sterilization-compatible and lightweight materials are critical for medical devices and surgical components. That's why we've carefully selected, machined and tested all our thermoplastic materials to various ISO medical standards and performance considerations.   Here... Read More

COVID-19 Update: We Want To Help

April 20, 2020

Dear friends and family of AIP,   As we all work to do our part to combat the COVID-19 outbreak, we want to know how else we can help.   At AIP we make precision machined plastic components for multiple industries and end markets. We are currently supplying medical customers in need of components for convalescent plasma treatment. Although still experimental for COVID-19, this treatment has potentially already provided a... Read More

Plastics in Aerospace: The Secret to Fuel-Efficient Aircraft in 2020

February 4, 2020

How Aluminum Got Dethroned by Thermoplastics in Aerospace   Cup holders. Magazines. Suit cases. Aircraft engines. Here’s a riddle, what do these items all have in common? If you’re an aircraft operator, the answer is obvious: they all add weight, making them a drain on your fuel costs.   If weight is one of the main operating costs of an aircraft, then it’s no surprise that airlines want to lose... Read More

Mission Critical Components: The Advantages of Plastics Over Metals

February 3, 2020

When design engineers need a custom-machined component for a project, many consider metals first for their strength and durability.  However, this is not the case anymore; metals are moving over as polymers and composites become a more sensible alternative for precision-machined, high-strength durable parts.  This is true across many industries, but especially in the aerospace and defense sectors.  In this article, we will explore the benefits of opting for a... Read More

Common Thermoplastic Materials in Aerospace & Defense

January 27, 2020

With over three decades of experience machining precision plastic and composite parts for the Aerospace & Defense industry, AIP Precision Machining knows that weight and strength are critical for your flight-ready hardware. That’s why we’ve carefully selected, machined, and tested all our thermoplastic materials to various aerospace industry standards. Our lightweight polymers and composites have stable chemical and corrosion resistance, as well as improved strength to weight ratios when compared... Read More

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