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plastic part design
Mechanical Engineering Plastics
High performance thermoplastics offering better temperature, impact and chemical resistance.
• High heat insulator bushings
• Electrical connectors
• Ball valve seats
• Thrust washers
• Seal rings
• Valve seats
• Wear pads
• Clamp rings
• Lantern rings
• Pump housings
• Retaining Rings
• Chip nests and sockets
• Slide Pads
• Labyrinth seals
• Bearing cages
• Can mandrel
• Pump bodies/manifolds
• Valve components
• Analytical equipment components
• Instrument components/handles
• Lantern rings
Cutting Boards (Plastic Versus Wood)
Which is better, wooden or plastic cutting board? Recent research has confirmed the conventional belief that plastic is safer than wood for cutting meat and poultry.
One study reported that new wooden boards had antimicrobial qualities while plastic cutting boards trapped bacteria. However, more recent studies by the Food and Drug Administration found that microorganisms became trapped in wood surfaces and were difficult to dislodge by rinsing. Once trapped, bacteria survive in a dormant stage for long periods of time. The next time the cutting board is used, these bacteria could contaminate other foods, potentially causing food-borne illness. On the other hand, the study found that microorganisms were easily washed off plastic surfaces.
High density polyethylene formulated for the marine industry & specially formulated for outdoor applications.
This is the same premium cutting board used in many industrial and commercial applications, from meat packing plants to the kitchens of many of the finest restaurants. This premium thermoplastic board is preferred in many other commercial food applications where meeting government regulations and independent criteria is critical.
Specializing in Cut-To-Your-Size boards
From Karen Penner, Ph.D., Extension Specialist, Food Science, 2/94: The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the United States Department of Agriculture has concluded that the use of plastic cutting boards over those made of wood is still the best approach. The researchers reported that wooden cutting boards contained more organisms from temperature-abused meat when compared to boards made of plastic. Other studies had reported that certain woods contain natural antimicrobial agents. The ARS study, however, found higher bacterial levels on wooden cutting boards regardless of contact time.
• Electronics: Retaining rings
• Chemical and Fluid Handling Industries
• Valve parts, Seals, & Manifolds
• Gas Turbines: Rotor Vane tips
• Critical service bearings (150)
• Wand tips and wafer boat handling tools (HP)
• Structural probes
• Fluid handling applications
• Pump housing and fittings
• Medical wands
• Endoscopic probe positioning ferrule
• Surgical instrument handles
• Orthopedic implant trails
• Fluid handling coupling and fitting applications
• High temperature electrical connectors
• Thermal insulating components
• Wear pads
• Ball valves
• Nozzle valves
• Food processing
Color coded cutting boards to prevent cross contamination.
Nylon's broad size and shape availability combined with it's excellent mechanical properties make it a widely used replacement material for a variety of products such as bronze,
cast iron, and aluminum. Using nylon can reduce lubrication requirements and eliminate galling, corrosion and pilferage problems.
Polyethylenetheraphtalate (PET) also known as thermoplastic polyester, offers excellent wear and abrasion resistance in wet and dry environments. PET displays good hardness, stiffness and strength along with superb sliding properties.
Good creep resistance, combined with it's low moisture absorbtion make it an excellent material choice for complex parts with high demands on dimensional stability and surface quality. PET's unique combination of properties, also make it
the choice material for high precision and moving parts. PET has no centerline porosity. It retains it's strength and creep resistance to 180 degrees F.
PEEK is a semi-crystalline high performance thermoplastic that exhibits a unique combination of excellent wear and very good mechanical properties. These characteristics combined with it's temperature resistance up to 480 degrees F have it the most popular of the advanced engineering plastics.