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Laminates

Small Laminate Parts in Bag

Moore Addison machines more LAMINATE materials than any other type of non-metallic material. This is the family of industrial materials where sheets of paper, canvas, linen and glass fabric are soaked in different resins of phenolic, melamine, epoxy and silicone (to name only the basics). The sheets are then stacked up in a press and cooked in an oven; it becomes a solid block. All our machining is set up to work these materials and control the dust that is created. The speeds and feeds in machining laminates are faster than any metal offering a bottom line savings to the customer. The fine dust produced in machining laminates requires completely different handling than the chips that come off metal parts. This dust is nasty stuff. Why not keep the mess in our shop instead of yours?

The niche Moore Addison fills is that we machine precision parts out of materials that produce a nasty dust when cut. For that reason, Moore Addison machines all our materials dry. The dust and chips are collected with an enormous suction system. In this wind tunnel environment, any hot metal shards would catch fire. That is why any material we cut must make a cool chip and we don’t machine metals.

A partial list of materials groups and grades we currently machine in quantity is listed herein. Laminates leads the list. It is a partial list because if we listed all materials that produce a cool chip when cut, we would have many pages; you would get bored and go to another website. We want you to stay with us; indeed, if you want to use a particular grade of material and get all kinds of limiting minimums when calling material suppliers, give Moore Addison a try. We’ll sell you less than a full sheet; we’ll even make the part for you.

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Materials

Production Volume and Lead Times
Custom Parts; Custom Machining
High Mix, Low Volume style of production
Max (yield) for Min (cost)
50 units min with exceptions
5000 units max with exceptions
Long Runs
Short Runs
Two to Three week normal lead time
Break-ins available by negotiation
“We will not lose an order because of delivery!”
Materials (anything that produces a cool chip when cut)
Phenolic Laminates All Grades
  • Grade C Canvas
  • Grade L Linen
  • Grade XXX Paper
  • G-10 / FR4 Glass Epoxy
  • G-11 glass epoxy (high temperature)
  • G-5 / G-9 Glass Melamine
  • G-7 Glass Silicone
  • Graphite impregnated
Electrical Sheet Insulation
  • Fishpaper
  • Vulcanized fibre
  • Nomex
  • Mylar
Glass Polyester All Grades
  • GPO-3 Red
  • Glastic Sheets, Channels and Angles
  • Extren Sheets, Channels and Angles
Mechanicals
  • Nylon 101 (6/6) extruded
  • Nylon 901 cast
  • Nylatron GS & GSM
  • Acetal (Delrin™)
  • PTFE (Teflon™)
  • Other White Plastics
Transparent
  • Acrylic All Grades, All Colors, All Manufacturers
  • Polycarbonate All Grades, All Colors, All Manufactures
Polyolefins
  • Polypropylene
  • PVC all schedules
  • CPVC
UHMW HDPE and other wear materials
Synthetic Composites
High Performance Plastics
Corrosion Resistant Plastics

High Temperature Refractories Materials
  • Transite II silicate based, high temperature
  • Cement board.
  • Marinite grades
  • Glastherm
  • HT200
Production Methods
CNC Machining
Manual Production machining our base.
Lathes
Mills
Drills
Saws
Sheet Grinders
Services Provided
Light Assembly (all hand work)
Boring
Broaching (key ways and similar)
Buffing
Deburring (skiving and tumbling
Drilling
Grinding
Milling
Punching
Reaming
Sanding
Shearing
Single point turning
Tapping
Turning
Material Handling Capabilities
48 in. x 96 in. Sheets (some specialty sheet sizes too)
Min down to 0.020 in. (thick)
Max up to 3 in. on all plastics (there are exceptions; we can go thicker even up to 13" or more)
Max on Phenolic blanks up to 8 in. thick (some dimensions more)
Max on Rods and Tubes up to 24 in. Diameter (some parts more)
Tolerance
±0.003 in. for Machined Parts
±0.010 in. for Cut parts

Additional Information

Industries We Serve
Aircraft
Candy and Confections
Communications
Electrical / Electronic
Food Service
Forklift
Gear Manufacturers
Government / Military
Medical
Music / Sound Modulation
Nonmetallic Die Cutting
Plating
Power Transmission
Railroad: Engine, Car & Truck Parts
Water Conditioning
Welding Industry
Applications of Parts we make
Bushings
Bearings
Converting (Slitting) Machinery Parts
Conveyor line parts
Elevator Components
Hydraulic / Pneumatic Cylinders
Gear Blanks
Industrial Equipment
Industrial Components
Pinball & Video Games
Printing Press Parts
Research Labs: Physics/Particle/Nuclear/Cryogenic
Screw Machine Parts
X-Ray Equipment
RF Insulation
Industry Standards (our production practices meet all industry standards)
ISO 9001:2008 Compliant
FDA
CNA
NEMA
Under Writes Laboratory
File Formats
AlphaCAM (AMD,ATD)
AutoCAD (DWG,DWZ)
DXF
Drawing Interchange Format, or Drawing Exchange Format
GIF
Graphics Interchange Format
IGES
Initial Graphics Exchange Specification, ANSI file format.
JPG or JEPG
Joint Photographic Experts Group
MasterCam (MDX, MC8, MC9, SET)
PDF
Portable Document Format
SolidWorks (SLDPRT,SLDDRW,SLDDRT)
STEP
Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data
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