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Plastic Machining

American Micro Industries provides plastic machining services to support a range of industrial and commercial applications. We’re a quality-driven company, one that works closely with its clients to provide customized solutions based on their requirements.

Plastic Machining Capabilities

American Micro Industries is unique in its ability to fabricate machined parts from a variety of plastics. Our clients include manufacturers, aerospace and defense contractors, automotive suppliers and more, all of whom have unique material requirements. To offer solutions to a broader range of industries and sectors, we can work with:

  • Acetal resins such as Delrin®. Our acetal machining capabilities produce parts that are lightweight, FDA compliant, low friction and wear resistant. Automotive and medical applications often use machined Delrin parts.
  • Acrylics such as Plexiglas® and Lucite®. Machining acrylics requires specialized equipment and highly skilled operators to reduce the risk of delamination — contact American Micro Industries for assistance determining whether this is the right choice for your project.
  • Noryl®, a modified polyphenylene oxide (PPO) resin. Noryl offers good stability, creep resistance and a low specific gravity, but poor chemical resistance. Pumps, valves and fittings frequently used machined Noryl components.
  • PVC and CPVC, two fire-resistant thermoplastics commonly used in plumbing and insulation components. CPVC is the more durable and ductile of the two, making it suitable for more demanding applications.
  • PVDF plastics such as Kynar® and Solef®. PVDF machining produces flexible components with high abrasion resistance and thermal stability, ideal for use in electrical systems.
  • Polycarbonate thermoplastic polyesters, such as Lexan®. American Micro Industries offers Lexan polycarbonate machining for automotive and aerospace manufacturers, among other clients.
  • Polypropylene, a polymer with good chemical and fatigue resistance. Polypropylene can be machined to produce dielectric insulators, medical products and construction parts and components.
  • Teflon® and other polytetrafluoroethylene polymers. Teflon has a low coefficient of friction.
  • UHMW and HDPE plastics. We can match you with the right polyethylene material for your application, whether you’re looking for something with good chemical resistance, rigidity or any other property.

Plastic Machining vs. Metal Machining

American Micro Industries can efficiently perform plastic machining services — but why would you choose one over the other? What are the advantages of each? You might select plastic machining over metal machining for several reasons, including:

  • Cost: In many cases, plastic machining can be cheaper. If you are only designing a few prototypes, you may want to quickly develop plastic versions to test them before rolling out metal machined parts.
  • Simplicity: Plastic is often much easier to work with. Custom plastic machining may make it easier to design parts that are too complex for much metal machining equipment. Our precision plastic machining equipment can produce a wide range of sophisticated pieces. Plastic parts are also lighter weight and generally more resistant to chemical effects than plastic. For example, they will not rust.
  • Efficiency: Plastic machined parts do not need a complex finishing procedure and can, therefore, be completed more quickly and more cost-effectively. If you are not sure whether plastic machining could be a good option for your project, just ask.

Selecting the right material for a machining project is a complex task. One of the benefits of working with an experienced plastics machining company such as American Micro Industries is our extensive in-house expertise. We can consult with you to offer several options based on your technical specifications as well as your budgetary and production requirements.

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American Micro Industries has the advanced equipment and knowledgeable, experienced personnel to handle your plastic machining ease. Just tell us what your plastic part fabrication needs are, and our engineers and machinists will quickly work out the best design and approach for your requirements.

American Micro Industries provides plastic, metal and even wood parts for many businesses across a wide range of industries. We have the know-how to build components that measure up to extremely high standards, so you can rely on them in your applications. We also offer quick turnaround and reasonable prices. You can contact us anytime to schedule a free consultation and a free estimate on your service.

American Micro Industries is pleased to provide free quotes for any thermoplastic or ABS plastic machining project. The first step is to contact one of our engineers — call or email to get started today.