Drake Adds AvaSpire To Product Family

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Drake Plastics is pleased to offer AvaSpire® PAEK machinable shapes and injection molded parts. AvaSpire is complementary to Drake’s Torlon and PEEK materials, solving performance gaps in addition to offering improved aesthetics and economics.   CYPRESS,TX January 2016—Drake Plastics is … Continued

Thick Torlon bar-1.350″ (34 mm)

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An electrical component used on the F-22 fighter required a heavier cross-section than had previously been produced in Torlon 5030. Drake designed and built tooling, developed the process, and delivered this new size within six weeks.

Torlon Can Mandrels

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Drake’s Seamless Tube® capability has been used to solve dimensional stability and service life problems in the printing of two-piece aluminum cans. Drake is working in close cooperation with North America’s leading fabricator of can mandrels, Blair Machine and Tool … Continued

Torlon Wire

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Drake Plastics has recently developed a process to extrude Torlon to a .050″ (1.27 mm) size. The initial applications include precision all and journal bearings.

Torlon 4435

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Torlon 4435 offers unmatched wear performance at high PV’s without external lubrication (see figure). In addition to its groundbreaking wear performance, Torlon 4435 offers excellent mechanical properties, including high strength and heat resistance.

Next Generation Aircraft Generator

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Drake Plastics developments like this 130 mm Torlon Seamless Tube® is enabling technology for future aircraft generators, where more output is required from smaller, lighter weight units.

Ferrari 430GT Suspension Bushings

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The Ferrari race team Risi Competizione has upgraded to Torlon 4435 suspension bushings supplied by Drake Plastics. Each car has 8 upper and 8 lower bushings. Factory bushing material wears out and has to be changed between every race. The … Continued

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