We offer a complete product range of Split Seal Ring Vespel Machining, Collar Shaft Vespel Machining, Research Plastic Machining, Stainless Steel Drive Shaft Holder Tool Metal Machining and Vespel Machining
At Plastic Products, Inc., our breadth of vespel machining knowledge is unrivaled in the industry. The product highlighted here is a spilt seal ring for a customer in the aerospace industry located in Tempe, Arizona. Previously, the customer had been manufacturing this assembly out of aluminum, but wished to switch to a polymer material to reduce overall weight, without reducing the quality of the part. Vespel SP-22 polyimide material was chosen for its excellent thermal and impact resistant qualities along with its dimensional stability over a range of temperatures. Following the customer's specifications and requirements and then using precision CNC equipment, including a Mori Seiki lathe and Matsuura mill, the spilt seal ring was manufactured to tolerances as tight as ±0.0005". A total of 3, 500 guide rings were manufactured for this project, with a turnaround time of 30 days. Plastic Products has the machining knowledge, expertise and facility capacity to complete challenging projects within tight timelines. It is important to Plastic Products that their customers have premium quality components they need, on schedule. For additional details regarding this precision vespel machining project, see the table below, or contact us directly.
With over 25 years of experience in the precision machining of Vespel material, many of our customers at Plastic Products, Inc. have come to rely on our expertise when assisting with their design components for new applications. The Vespel family of polymers encompasses a variety of engineered resins that are designed to withstand extreme temperature applications. With their durability and resistance to corrosion and chemical wear, many Vespel materials are used as suitable alternatives to metals such as aluminum. We were awarded this project by an aerospace defense customer who contacted us regarding the machining characteristics of Vespel SP-1, which is a polyimide engineered resin. The customer was seeking technical information regarding the material properties and machinability for a collar shaft application. We were able to provide the material manufacturer the data needed for the customer to determine the viability of Vespel SP-1 for their specific application, saving development time. Collaborating with customers early on in the design process allows us to assist the customer in designing components that can be machined with optimal efficiency while still meeting all performance specifications. This collar shaft has an outer diameter of 1.5" and is machined on a CNC lathe to tolerances as tight as ±0.0001". We machined 20 of these components with a turnaround time of 3 days, according to the customer's scheduling needs. For additional details regarding this custom Vespel machining and development project, see the table below, or contact us directly.
As an industry leading custom manufacturer, at Plastic Products, Inc. we are often called on by customers to lend expertise in the early stages of product development. The ring seal in each of the components shown here is a small seat that is used by a customer in the aerospace industry. The customer contacted us to create this experimental part for them out of a 15% polyimide PTFE material. The seat has an outer diameter of 0.75", an inner diameter of 0.735', and a length of 0.2". The part was turned on a CNC Hardinge lathe to geometric tolerances of ±0.0005" for the outer diameter and ±0.001" for the inner diameter, according to ANSI Y14.5 and customer specifications. We made eight of these prototypes for the customer, with a turnaround time of 2 days. During testing, the customer concluded that the 15% polyimide filled PTFE material was not suitable for their application. In search of an alternate material, the customer asked for our opinion regarding the optimal material, among LDPE, PTFE, Dyneon TFM 1700 PTFE, HDPE, and UHMWPE. However, because the customer could not provide sufficient details regarding the application, we did not feel it was prudent to recommend a single material. Instead, samples were produced from all of these materials, allowing the customer to perform further testing in order to accurately determine the most suitable material choice. Samples were provided for testing within two weeks, preventing costly delays in the development process. For additional details regarding this custom machining and development project,
At Plastic Products, Inc., our experienced machining team is often called on to solve unique challenges. In the project highlighted here, a city official contacted us to inquire whether we were able to assist them regarding the repair of a police air support helicopter. The Augusta A-119 aircraft required new bearings in the tail rotor, but the specialty tool required to perform the maintenance required a 6 to 8 week lead time from the manufacturer in Europe. To prevent extended downtime of this critical piece of equipment, we worked directly with the city's maintenance crew to build a custom drive shaft holder tool from 347 stainless steel. The custom tool measure 13" in length, 6" in width and is milled from 2" thick material. It was milled on our Haas CNC mill to tolerances of ±0.001", according to ANSI Y 14.5 specifications. By making this project a priority and working quickly to develop the tool design in accordance with the required specifications, we were able to assist the city in getting the helicopter repaired and cleared for flight within 5 days. Our Plastic Products team has a wealth of industry experience and is adept at quickly providing solutions to a variety of manufacturing and machining challenges. For additional information regarding this custom precision tooling fabrication project,
At Plastic Products, Inc., we are a recognized industry leader in the machining of Vespel. A durable polyimide-based plastic, Vespel is a highly resilient material used in demanding applications. Our approach to Vespel machining is backed by a flexible manufacturing environment further enhanced though Six Sigma and Lean manufacturing principles. Through our dedication to quality and precision we have become the largest producer of Vespel parts for the aerospace sector. Our Vespel machining capabilities consist of several common and specialized machining processes taking place within an ISO 9001:2008 environment backed up by AS 9100C certified quality system. Milling, drilling, turning, boring, threading, tapping, knurling, broaching, counterboring, countersinking, and facing are just some of the procedures we can perform. Our machining processes support part dimensions up to 20" long by 15" wide by 16" high and our turning capacity can support parts up to 8" long and 116" to 12" in diameter. Through our combination of CNC and manual machining we are able to hold ± 0.0005" tolerances. We can take orders in quantities from single to medium volumes, with two to four week lead times on average, and can accommodate rush services. We also take orders for virtually any type of prototype, including form study, functional, and visual prototypes.
At Plastic Products, Inc., we are established experts at standard and advanced machining of plastics. We operate an ISO 9001:2008 certified facility that provides cutting edge quality and production capacity made possible by our CNC machining capabilities and an internal emphasis on precision and accuracy. Operating in a 20, 000 sq. ft. facility that integrates Six Sigma and Lean manufacturing principles, we are able to meet the demands of the most complex requirements. Our investment into automated manufacturing allows us to deliver a greater range of machining processes without sacrificing efficiency or quality. We offer traditional processes including milling, turning, drilling, boring, threading, countersinking, and facing, as well as processes such as gear hobbing, knurling, profiling, thread milling, spline cutting, and others. We operate CNC and manually controlled machines that can turn and mill Vespel, Delrin, Nylon, PTFE, Torlon, and much more, and feature three to four movement axis. Our precision lathes can accommodate workpieces up to 8" long and 116" to 12" in diameter, while our mills can work parts up to 15" wide by 20" long and 16" high, all to ±0.0005" tolerances. In addition to plastics machining, we also work with approved vendors for such services as anodizing, grinding, heat treatment, passivation, CAD design & consulting, and extensive quality inspection. We presently accept orders ranging in size from small to medium quantities and support short run contracts. Plastic Products can also use its experience in prototyping and research & development for new product design. We complete orders with four to six week lead times on average, with additional expedite services available.
At Plastic Products, Inc., we provide precision metal machining services for a wide range of industries and applications. Through our 20, 000 sq. ft. facility we are able to machine complex designs with short lead times – generally 20 to 40 days. We deliver world class quality and precision in any part or component we manufacture. We offer an expanded selection of conventional and specialty machining processes, including but not limited to milling, drilling, turning, threading, tapping, counterboring and countersinking, reaming, and broaching. Our machining capabilities can achieve tolerances as close as ±0.0005" on both CNC and manually controlled machines. This service is geared towards the machining of stainless steel, aluminum, as well as exotic materials such as brass, cobalt, nickel, and Inconel. As an established quality manufacturer, we are based on a culture of quality. The use of Six Sigma and Lean methodologies are SOPs, and our facility is ISO 9001:2008 certified with an AS9100C certified quality system. In addition to machining we can also provide parts design consultation, short run production and cell site manufacturing. The following processes are available through our approved vendor list such as passivation, grinding, material selection, and heat treating. Our facility can accommodate smallsingle to medium volume orders on lead times of four to six weeks, or shorter intervals for rushexpedited circumstances.