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Vinyl Ester Resin Part for Oil & Gas

April 3, 2019

Where Does This Part Go? | AIP Precision Machining   Discover how this precision machined Vinyl Ester Resin part helps the oil and gas industry increase production capabilities while reducing costs.  ... Read More

Machining Teflon: A Plastics Guide

March 27, 2019

An Informational Brief on Polymer Machining   Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a fluorocarbon-based polymer, known more commonly as Dupont’s brand name Teflon®. The enhanced electrical properties, high-temperature capabilities and chemical resistances of this thermoplastic make it a favorite for backup rings, coatings, distribution valves, electrical insulation applications and more.   Our latest machining guide discusses what goes into machining Teflon and how its considerations differ from other manufacturing options such as... Read More

Advantages of Polymer Components over Metallic Materials for Machined Parts

March 25, 2019

This post was originally published in August 2017 and updated in March 2019.   When in need of a custom-machined component for a project, choosing a metallic material may be the instinctive consideration to the design engineer. This article is intended to provide educational insight as to a more sensible alternative for precision-machined, high-strength, durable parts: machined polymers and composites. Let’s explore the benefits of opting for a plastic material... Read More

Machining Delrin: A Plastics Guide

March 1, 2019

An Informational Brief on Polymer Machining   Delrin®, also commonly known as an acetal (polyoxymethylene) homopolymer, is an impact and wear resistant semi-crystalline thermoplastic popular for a broad range of machining applications. To list just a few of its impressive qualities, Delrin offers great stiffness, flexural modulus, and high tensile and impact strength. Our latest machining guide discusses what goes into machining Delrin and how its considerations differ from other... Read More

What are the advantages of plastics over metals?

November 16, 2018

AIP explains the advantages of using plastics over metals in our infographic below, with special emphasis on how each industry benefits from using polymers. Read on to learn all about it from the plastics professionals.  ... Read More


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