Drake Plastics Ltd. Co., the global leader in ultra-performance polymer stock shape extrusion, is once again expanding its capabilities. To better serve machine shop and distribution customers, Drake has added precision waterjet cutting of blanks and 2D parts.Read more →
Polyamide-imides (PAI) are high performance polymers that combine excellent high temperature strength with low temperature toughness and impact strength while offering exceptional chemical resistance as an amorphous polymer to a wide range of common chemicals. They are closely related to two other high temperature aromatic imide polymers,Read more →
This paper is intended to help design engineers and those within the plastics industry supporting them select the process sequence and materials that maximize the performance of service critical parts. A great deal of folklore exists within the plastics community regarding the relative differences between machined andRead more →
Thinking Lean! Reducing The Cost Of Manufacturing High Performance Polymer Parts Using Drake’s Seamless Tube®.
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% or more to the cost of yourRead more →