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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 & Shapes

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.

Precision-Machined Parts

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 Torlon?

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.

Latest News

Drake offers 6.0” extruded carbon fiber PEEK Rod

Drake Plastics Ltd. Co. extends its wide range of PEEK machinable shapes with the extrusion of 6.0” Dia. 30% Carbon Fiber reinforced PEEK rod. Drake produced Solvay KT820CF30 can be certified to Mil-P 46183 Type III, Class 2 adding to its acceptance in aerospace, healthcare, and other

Rapid 3D prototyping now offered at Drake

Cypress, Tex., May 2013 – Drake Plastics Ltd. Co. is now capable of producing quality prototypes using 3D printing technology. Drake adds this service to assist Torlon and PEEK customers’ new part development activities. This capability speeds up the process from idea to part and is a

Drake develops 6″ diameter rod

Drake Plastics now extrudes 6″ (152.4mm) diameter Torlon 4203 rod, extending its wide range of Torlon machinable shapes. This rod enables Torlon to be used for additional critical applications including thermal isolators, electrical insulators, valve seats, wheels, baffles and gears. The larger diameter improves yield, reducing the

Drake manufactures 30% carbon fiber reinfored PEEK Rod for transducer housings

Drake Plastics Ltd. Co. provided 30% carbon fiber reinforced PEEK rod to Britek SA, Inc. in San Antonio, TX for ultrasound transducer housings. The 2-inch diameter rod made of Solvay’s KetaSpire® 820CF30 PEEK was manufactured at our Drake Research Ltd. facility in San Antonio, TX. View Press

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