Plastic Machining Company (PMC) highlights the benefits of high-performance plastics and their increased roll in process industry applications ahead of the 2019 SAMPE (North America Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering) Conference and Exhibition, held in Charlotte, North Carolina May 20-23, 2019.
The expo, exclusively dedicated to advanced materials and processes, is celebrating 75 years of bringing together leading companies, engineers, scientists, and professionals from throughout advanced materials and processes industries. Throughout the decades, the progress of materials science has transformed the world from burgeoning global infrastructure to improved health through medical and wastewater innovations, and even aerospace applications that would have been unimaginable at SAMPE’s inception.
Plastics and plastic composites continue to shape the future of many industries including paper, packaging, food processing, wastewater treatment, lumber, assembly lines, conveyor systems, and just about any sector utilizing power transmission and industrial wear components. Plastic Machining Company utilizes materials with wear, friction, weight, and chemical resistance properties that are at the crux of the direct replacement of metals in these industry systems and machinery.
Aerospace serves as an example of an industry that relies on the culmination of benefits that plastics and plastic composites provide. Components including gaskets, seals, guides, brackets, spacers, washers and other support parts benefit from resistance to jet fuel and other chemicals while providing thermal and mechanical stability, zero flammability, and low out-gassing in a lightweight form, vital in applications where every ounce of weight counts toward a more efficient operation.
In wastewater treatment, plastics including fully recyclable UHMW, oil-filled high-performance nylon, and close tolerance acetal allow for plastic wastewater treatment components that exhibit higher impact and abrasion resistant properties than most engineered polymers, while standing up to extremely harsh and corrosive chemical environments.
In food processing applications, materials must be safe while simultaneously being suitable for parts that may be exposed to moisture, sea salts (salt water), wash-down chemicals, and other heavy water contaminants. FDA and USDA compliant materials from Plastic Machining Company not only stand up to these conditions but do so at a cost-effective price point, and can be machined into parts that directly replace their metal OEM counterparts without additional considerations.
Plastic Machining Company machines OEM replacement and custom bearings & inserts, bushings & washers, collars, gears & gear racks, chain guides, guide rails, outrigger pads, pulleys, roller chains, sprockets, tracks, and wear strips & parts. Find out how PMC can help meet your specific design challenges by calling 877-762-5449.
Plastic Machining Company (PMC) provides industry-leading plastic machining, semi-finished sheet and rod, custom-designed and OEM parts, as well as plastic replacements for metal power transmission components. PMC plastic sheet, rod, and parts are crafted from high-performance materials from Quadrant, Cast Nylons, Ensinger, Poly-Hi Solidur, and other resin converters, manufactured with precision state-of-the-art CNC routers, mills, and lathes. PMC parts scale from over twenty feet long and ten inches thick to parts that can rest on the tip of a finger. PMC can produce most custom parts within fifteen working days. Contact a PMC representative for specifics. Call 877-762-5449 or visit www.plasticmachiningcompany.com.
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