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Machinable Shapes | Injection Molding | Precision Fabrication
Polymer Plastic Processing Experts from Manufacturing Materials to Fabrication
Stock Shapes for Machining
Drake’s unparalleled range of stock shape sizes and configurations extends the application range and maximizes machining efficiency of these ultra-high-performance polymers.
Injection Molded Parts
The science behind Drake’s state-of-the-art injection molding operation assures exceptional quality and consistency in molded parts. When critical tolerances and other features are impractical or impossible to achieve with injection molding alone, we can deploy our precision machining capabilities to provide hybrid molded/machined part solutions to meet the specifications required.
Drake supports and supplies the best polymer-focused machine shops in the world, but some circumstances dictate a direct connection with Drake as the shapes producer. In those cases, our state-of-the-art precision machining, intimate material knowledge, re-curing and annealing, priming, coating, laser engraving, CT inspection, CMM part inspection, mechanical testing, and material and process certifications stand ready to serve challenging and complex customer requirements.
Process & Product Development
Drake extends the application range of high-end polymers by developing new sizes and unique configurations to serve new applications. Our technology also allows us to develop cost-effective custom sizes and shapes to hold material loss in fabrication to an absolute minimum.
Why Drake Plastics?
Drake Plastics leads the industry in ultra-high-performance polymers with the widest array of rod, plate, and rigid tube stock shapes for machined parts. Many sizes were developed to closely approximate the dimensions of a final part. The benefit of these “leaner” sizes: minimal material loss when machining our line-up of Torlon PAI, PEEK, Ryton PPS, Victrex HT, Ultem PEI and AvaSpire PAEK stock shape products.
Product and process development investments coupled with our culture of invention have yielded sizes and configurations many thought impossible in ultra-high-performance polymers.
With more than 25 years’ experience in our field, engineers often consult with us to determine the best material for their applications. Once specified, they know our products will perform consistently through their application’s life cycle, thanks to our rigorous AS9100/ISO9001 Quality Management System and unique process control technology. In addition, our in-house machining and injection molding operations afford hybrid molded/machined parts when needed for precision tolerances and allow an easy transition from machined to molded parts.
On service, Drake’s on-time delivery is typically 98% or better, and 100% customer satisfaction is the norm. Our friendly and knowledgeable team look forward to adding you to our long list of happy customers.
Torlon polyamide-imide is recognized as the highest performance thermoplastic that is still melt processible. Torlon can be extruded into shapes and injection molded into custom geometries.
With a 500°F heat distortion temperature (softening temperature) and a 500°F continuous service temperature, Torlon offers unmatched strength at elevated temperatures. It is stronger at 400°F than other engineering resins at room temperature.
PEEK is recognized as having the best balance of chemical resistance, wear resistance and heat resistance among all thermoplastics. It is melt processible allowing for processing into shapes by extrusion and parts by injection molding.
Technically PEEK is part of a family of polyarylether ketones (PAEK) but the PEEK acronym is most recognized. Related chemistries based on PEK and PEKK offer unique thermal benefits to the traditional PAEK’s.
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