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Plastics

Plastic White Sample Parts

Moore Addison machines PLASTIC materials. There are lots of them; the non-metallic community is constantly developing more. There are many that are primarily for molding.

Moore Addison does no molding. However, many of the materials often used for molded parts are also made into sheets, rods, or tubes from which Moore Addison can make parts. We often make parts for companies that are satisfied there is a market for their part but don’t have enough orders to justify the substantial expense of a mold just yet. Or the part has been molded for years even decades, but the quantity is no longer there to justify molding a few parts. We make parts for them too.

Many of the mechanical plastics are white and are used in wear situations. Some typical applications are bearings, shims or washers of all types. However, there is often a nylon, acetal or UHMW grade that can be substituted before a business pays for an expensive mold that accomodates an expensive moldable wear material.

Moore Addison also does clear goods well beyond mere windows. We’ll take a flat plate, profile it to the correct dimensions, add the geometry of holes, slots and windows and then bend it once or twice so it fits over or into something.

Whatever the composition of the sheet, rod or tube with which we are working, all and any of these materials produce a cool chip when they are cut.

One niche Moore Addison fills is servicing the gear industry by machining gearblanks which can be described as precision donuts. They are still mostly machined out of phenolic which produces a fine dust when cut. This dust is nasty stuff to control. We machine all our materials dry. The dust and chips are collected with an enormous suction system. In this wind tunnel environment, a hot metal shard would generate a fire or, worse, an explosion. Therefore, any material we cut must make a cool chip or we're on the 10:00 o'clock news. There are lots of "plastic" materials that produce a cool chip, although not all materials that produce a cool chip when cut are "plastic."

A partial list of materials, groups and grades we currently machine in quantity is listed herein. The white plastics are in the middle of the list because we do much more of the industrial laminates and glass filled materials. The list below 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, please send us a "request for quote" and consider experiencing Moore Addison's good parts delivered on time and leave the mess in our shop instead of yours.

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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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