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Non-Metallics, Laminates, and Plastics Materials

Consider this: Our machining processes are really rather basic. We do flat work adding value to a sheet by cutting it to size and precisely drilling some holes. We also run a lot of lathe work doing fundamental two axis turning: OD, ID, thickness, grooves and counter-bores; packing glands, wear rings, shoulder washers and gear blanks are perfect applications using our equipment. For the quantities we work in (50–5000) and the simple elegance of the basic profiles we fabricate, costly CNC sophistication is not needed to make high-tolerance parts. Although Moore Addison has CNC machines (seven mills and three lathes), we are renowned for the quality of work produced on our mostly manual machines by our motivated mature workforce. This straightforward machining style is a minimalist approach which reduces our fixed costs and your piece part price.

Moore Addison makes industrial parts used in heavy industry. Moore Addison features phenolic laminates in all grades, including Grade C Canvas, Grade L Linen, Grade XXX Paper, and G-5 / G-9 Glass Melamine, G10 / FR-4 Epoxy, as well as G7 Silicone among others. The materials we work with have combinations of electrical, mechanical, and chemical parameters needed in many industries. Other nasty materials with which we work include all grades of glass polyester by Glastic and Extren. These materials are nasty because when they are machined they produce a fine dust. We are set up to control the dust with a large suction system; we keep the mess in our shop and save you the trouble of cleaning your machine tools and unclogging your coolant pumps.

When one hears the word “plastics”, one thinks of the many white homogenous materials. We machine and process all of them including, but not limited to: all grades of UHMW, nylon and acetal as well as PTFE. Other families of non-metallic materials Moore Addison processes include, but are not limited to: high temperature refractory, acrylic and polycarbonate clear (and many not so clear) goods, chemical corrosion resistant such as those used in water treatment and, of course, the most modern synthetic composite and other high-performance plastics. For Moore Addison to machine a material, the only test it has to meet is that it must produce a cool chip when cut. This allows us to suction the dust, chips and curls to keep the cutting area clean. It also permits faster speeds and feeds than in the machining of metals.

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