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Compared with metals, plastics generally allow for higher feed rates and create less wear and tear on machines and cutting bits. Yet, certain plastics remain tricky to machine. They may melt, chip, or go out of tolerance as you remove material.
Acetal, PEEK and PVC plastic materials have superior machining characteristics, plus they resist melting and chipping while offering good dimensional stability.
Outstanding impact resistant low cost plastic, easy to machine, and thermoform.
High strength, stiff, low friction engineering plastic with good wear properties.
Outstanding strong, stiff, clear plastic available in a variety of brilliant colors and finishes.
Low-cost ACM offers good dimensional stability and a metallic look, at half the weight of aluminum.
Clear, flexible plastic sheet with excellent drape and blister forming characteristics.
Electrical grade phenolic sheet material with cotton canvas reinforcement.
Extremely high temperature creep resistant plastic with excellent friction and wear characteristics.
Fluoropolymer with outstanding mechanical properties and dimensional stability.
Plastic engraving sheet products that are versatile and easy-to-use.
Plastic material with excellent mechanical strength, stiffness, and abrasion resistance.
Soft, flexible copolymer with low-temperature toughness, and stress-crack resistance.
Lightweight, durable, moderately expanded closed cell sheet material.
Flexible fluoropolymer with outstanding chemical resistance and electrical properties.
Lightweight, fluted twin-wall corrugated plastic sheet, waterproof and stain-resistant.
Rigid, yet lightweight, family of graphic art boards, easy to fabricate and cost effective.
Glass/epoxy composite material with outstanding electrical properties.
A glass reinforced thermoset polyester material with excellent mechanical and electrical properties.
Durable, versatile, low cost, abrasion and chemically resistant plastic material.
Low cost, tough plastic material that is easy to thermoform and fabricate.
High impact, thermoplastic sheet that is tough, durable, and easy to form.
Soft, flexible, lightweight plastic material that is easy to fabricate and form.
A composite sheet material that consists of electrical grade phenolic resin impregnated into layers of linen fabric.
Engineering plastic with outstanding strength, stiffness, and electrical insulating properties.
Strong, stiff engineering plastic often used to replace metal bearings and bushings.
Extremely stong, stiff, dimensionally stable plastic material often used in elevated temperature environments.
100% recyclable board material for interior sign and display short term applications.
Strong, stiff plastic, excellent machining characteristics, bearing and wear, and chemical resistance.
Fluoropolymer with outstanding dimensional stability, mechanical properties, and temperature range.
Strong, stiff plastic with outstanding chemical resistance; performs over a wide range of temperatures.
A strong, dimensionally stable plastic with outstanding chemical resistance and wear properties.
Transparent plastic sheet with good impact resistance and outstanding thermoforming characteristics.
Flexible fluoropolymer that performs well in extreme temperature and harsh chemical environments.
Transparent, strong and stiff thermoplastic with outstanding impact resistance.
Transparent, general purpose plastic film with excellent ink adhesion.
Transparent plastic with outstanding strength, dimensional stability, and chemical resistance.
Low cost, chemical resistant plastic with excellent aesthetic qualities.
Plastic material with excellent chemical and corrosion resistance at elevated temperatures.
High temperature thermoplastic material with outstanding impact resistance that is autoclavable.
High temperature, semi-transparent plastic material with good mechanical properties.
Low friction engineering plastic with outstanding chemical, high temperature, and weathering resistance.
Strong, stiff, versatile low cost plastic material that is easy to fabricate, bond, and weld.
High purity engineering plastic with excellent chemical, abrasion, and flame resistance.
Structural interlayer material for storm, blast, ballistic, and single-point supported glass applications.
Soft, clear polymer is tough and durable with excellent thermoforming characteristics.
Fatigue resistant, flexible, opaque, lightweight, thermoplastic elastomer sheet.
Extremely tough abrasion resistant, low cost plastic, used for a wide range of wear applications.
High strength plastic with outstanding electrical and high service temperature properties.
High strength, low cost composite made from phenolic resin impregnated into layers of paper.