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General Fabrication

Drill Press White Part

In business since 1953, at Moore Addison we pride ourselves on offering good value for quality fabrication services for all types of plastics. “Fabrication” includes whatever machining or assembling it takes to get the customer consistently good parts that work consistently. We do everything to plastics except mold or form them. Those are industries with their own specialized processes. Some of the specific processes at Moore Addison include, but are not limited to: broaching, buffing, deburring, drilling, milling, grinding, punching, shearing, tapping, turning, and light assembly.

"Light Assembly" basically refers to the installation of hardware. More than you can imagine, a customer's buyer finds a threaded insert or other appliance half as expensive but with a different hole size that requires a drawing change the customer didn't make. When Moore Addison installs the customer-provided insert, we know the hole for it is accurate. This is what we call "General Fabrication." It is a term more encompassing than "Light Assembly." Both refer to other labor on a part that doesn't necessarily require saws, drills, mills, lathes, or machine tools in general. Hand deburring a part coming off the drills; buffing an acrylic piece to take out the cutting haze left behind on a milled part; tying mating parts (left and right or top and bottom or male and female) together so you have the two that fit together for sure; bagging parts (each bag has the same number for inventory control) or kitting parts (each bag has a set of parts to refurbish a gizmo) are some examples of "General Fabrication." We'll even spray and polish parts that will be used in high voltage situations. This removes dust and other debris that could cause arch-tracking.

We offer production volumes that typically range from 50 to 5000 units, serving a wide variety of industries. These include, but are not limited to: medical, plating, communications, musical instruments, sound modulation, rail road and trolley, forklifts, power transmission, welding, aircraft, steel mills, and some aerospace and military to name a few. Quality is very important to us. To achieve it, we maintain a mature, long term group of right around forty machine operators and staff. Everything we make, all the records we keep, and all our procedures are fully compliant with ISO 9001:2008 standards.

To learn more about our plastic fabrication services or to get a quote, please contact us directly.

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General Fabrication Capabilities

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
  • Nylon 101 (6/6) extruded
  • Nylon 901 cast
  • Nylatron GS & GSM
  • Acetal (Delrin™)
  • PTFE (Teflon™)
  • Other White Plastics
  • Acrylic All Grades, All Colors, All Manufacturers
  • Polycarbonate All Grades, All Colors, All Manufactures
  • 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.
Sheet Grinders
Services Provided
Light Assembly (all hand work)
Broaching (key ways and similar)
Deburring (skiving and tumbling
Single point 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)
±0.003 in. for Machined Parts
±0.010 in. for Cut parts

Additional Information

Industries We Serve
Candy and Confections
Electrical / Electronic
Food Service
Gear Manufacturers
Government / Military
Music / Sound Modulation
Nonmetallic Die Cutting
Power Transmission
Railroad: Engine, Car & Truck Parts
Water Conditioning
Welding Industry
Applications of Parts we make
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
Under Writes Laboratory
File Formats
Drawing Interchange Format, or Drawing Exchange Format
Graphics Interchange Format
Initial Graphics Exchange Specification, ANSI file format.
Joint Photographic Experts Group
MasterCam (MDX, MC8, MC9, SET)
Portable Document Format
Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data