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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

Machining Nylatron: A Plastics Guide

November 5, 2018

An Informational Brief on Polymer Machining   Nylatron® is Quadrant’s trademark name for a whole family of wear resistant and low friction Nylon polymers, most of which are filled with molybdenum disulphide (MoS2) powder. What makes this material popular for industrial and bearing applications is its mechanical properties and impressive wear-resistance.   In our latest machining guide, we discuss what goes into machining Nylatron, and how its considerations differ from... Read More

Where Does This Part Go?

September 26, 2018

PPS Wheel Bushing | AIP Precision Machining   If you’ve been to a popular Florida amusement park, then it’s possible you’ve encountered the latest part starring in our “Where Does This Part Go?” series. Find out why this part really makes a “splash” in the section below…... Read More


MD&M East

June 11-13, 2019

New York, NY