Starting with the right size and shape based on final part geometry is critical when working with materials like Torlon®, PEEK and polyimides that are inherently expensive. Did you know that an extra .25” on a diameter can add 25% … Continued
High PV bearing applications are tough for even high-performance polymers like Torlon, PEEK and PPS. The reason is simple; frictional heat generated especially by the velocity component of “P x V” does not dissipate as easily as does in inherently … Continued
Ever hear from a customer… “I just started drilling and I heard a crack” or “I was sawing and melted plastic (swarf) stopped the blade” or “my inspection department found cracks in all my parts”. I can even tell you … Continued
Producing parts from extruded stock shapes is preferred when injection molding is not practical, and many times for part performance reasons. Experienced plastics engineers have learned that the performance of a machined part can far exceeds that of an injection … Continued
CYPRESS, Texas, March 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)—Drake Motorsports Development, LLC was recently formed to accelerate the availability of track proven race parts and to continually develop new racing products from a racing industry insider perspective. The first part developed is … Continued
CYPRESS, Texas, March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)–Drake Plastics Ltd Co. announces the introduction of Drake PAI 4200, a new grade of PAI which is available in Rod, Plate and Seamless Tube for machining, as well as offering injection molded parts. … Continued
Thermoplastic for Extreme Temperatures CYPRESS, Texas, March 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Drake Plastics Ltd. Co. announces the introduction of a new high strength, insulative material based on Torlon® PAI. Drake PAI 5060 is a highly loaded composite with 60% … Continued
HOUSTON — Motorcycle dealership Honda of Houston changed hands in an asset sale Monday and was acquired by Cypress-based Drake Powersports LLC.