The machine shop industry is one of the most important material removal and modification methods. It is a collection of material-working processes in which power-driven machine tools, such as saws, lathes, milling machines, and drill presses, are used with a sharp cutting tool to mechanically cut the material to achieve the desired geometry.
Advantages of plastics
The advantages of plastics for Machine Shops are numerous. Plastics are much lighter than metal, which equate into better fuel economy and cheaper to manufacture parts. Additionally, the lighter weight aids in safer material handling. Plastics can be designed to be impact and dent resistant, and modified for improved strength. Corrosion resistance, color and texture flexibility, the economical components and aesthetics are other advantages of plastics.
Materials Utilized Within Industry
Materials used by machine shops to create parts with characteristics outside of the range of non-plastic materials include Nylon, UHMW, ULTEM, Acetal/Delrin, PVC, PEEK, PET and PTFE (rod, tube and plate).
Prime ABS Weather-X 200
Is an acrylic capped co-extruded ABS sheet, which can be produced as a two or three multilayer composite. The acrylic cap imparts a very high gloss, vibrant colors with superior depth of image, excellent UV protection, chemical resistance, toughness and excellent formability.
Prime Clear-X 200
Prime Clear-X 200 was designed and developed specifically for rigid packaging markets.
Prime ABS 750
Makrolon Environmental Resistance
Makrolon polycarbonate sheet may be used in a diverse range of environmental conditions. Consult this chart when thoroughly testing fabricated parts under actual in-service conditions.
MAKROLON® Light Transmission Specification
Standard MAKROLON® polycarbonate sheet comes in different colors and gages. These differences result in a variety of light transmission properties.
MAKROLON® Product Comparison Guide
MAKROLON 15® Polycarbonate Sheets
The first glazing replacement option with a 15 year performance warranty. MAKROLON® 15 Polycarbonate Sheet offers superior weatherability.
Material Safety Data Sheet for Makrolon® AR Polycarbonate Sheet
Safety information for Makrolon® AR Polycarbonate Sheet.