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Plastics in Automotive Applications

The use of plastics in the automotive industry is on the rise. According to the American Chemistry Council, more than 5.7 billion pounds of plastics are employed for automobile production annually. Why? Because high performance plastics have environmental and economic advantages.
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Polymer Components for Fluid Power Systems

In order to keep pace with increasing demands, the internal components of fluid power systems are also changing. Whereas steel poppets and spools were once sufficient for most hydraulic and fluid power applications, new parts made of advanced polymers are delivering superior performance and service.
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Torlon: Your Next Solution

With its exceptional mechanical strength and durability, Torlon plastic is suitable for a wide range of high stress situations and metal replacement. Today, it’s found in the aerospace industry, automotive industry, electrical equipment, manufacturing equipment, and more.
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Plastics in the Aerospace Industry

Torlon aircraft components are becoming more and more popular with manufacturers because of its exceptional mechanical strength, low thermal expansion, and excellent creep, thermal, chemical, and flame resistance.
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Plastics in the Medical Industry

Plastics in the medical industry have helped make products safer, more affordable, and innovative. Plastics help maintain a sterile environment, improve the patient experience, and allow for less expensive, more complex design flexibility.
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Plastic Prototyping: How and Why

Creating a plastic prototype with methods like injection molding and 3D printing is highly cost efficient and beneficial to your business. Prototypes give you the opportunity to find potential flaws and a glimpse of the production process before committing to a full run.
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Machining PEEK Plastic

Three key characteristics of PEEK plastics are their strength, wear resistance, and biocompatibility. They are softer than most metals but stiffer than most plastics. Its unique characteristics can make it difficult to machine effectively. Here are the main factors to consider when machining PEEK plastic.
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Contract vs OEM Manufacturing

There are various plastic manufacturing strategies, and which one you choose depends on many different factors, such as product type, production technologies, and equipment. You also have to consider which type of manufacturer you’re working with: a contract manufacturer or original equipment manufacturer.
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Choosing a Plastic for Your Application

With so many industrial plastic options, each with different characteristics, it can be challenging to know which one is the best for your application. Although there are a large variety of industrial plastic materials, they can be categorized into two primary groups: thermoplastics and thermosets.
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3D Printing Methods

Plastic 3D printing reduces production time and manufactures products at a lower cost than other methods. At Aztec Plastic, we use 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, to print casting molds, create prototype parts, and manufacture components like heat exchangers, that are traditionally difficult and expensive to make.
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