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.
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
Two to Three week normal lead time
Break-ins available by negotiation
“We will not lose an order because of delivery!”
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
Glass Polyester All Grades
– 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
– PVC all schedules
UHMW HDPE and other wear materials
High Performance Plastics
Corrosion Resistant Plastics
High Temperature Refractories Materials
– Transite II silicate based, high temperature
– Cement board.
– Marinite grades
Manual Production machining our base.
Light Assembly (all hand work)
Broaching (key ways and similar)
Deburring (skiving and tumbling
Single point turning
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
Candy and Confections
Electrical / Electronic
Government / Military
Music / Sound Modulation
Nonmetallic Die Cutting
Railroad: Engine, Car & Truck Parts
Converting (Slitting) Machinery Parts
Conveyor line parts
Hydraulic / Pneumatic Cylinders
Pinball & Video Games
Printing Press Parts
Research Labs: Physics/Particle/Nuclear/Cryogenic
Screw Machine Parts
ISO 9001:2008 Compliant
Under Writes Laboratory
Drawing Interchange Format, or Drawing Exchange Format
Graphics Interchange Format
Initial Graphics Exchange Specification, ANSI file format.
JPG or JEPG
Joint Photographic Experts Group
MasterCam (MDX, MC8, MC9, SET)
Portable Document Format
Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data