Archives: May 2014

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  1. Beware… Plastics Aren’t Always What They Seem To Be

    Here's a real life experience we would like to share with everyone: Plastics International has had a long history of stocking 30% GF Ultem for one of our OEM customers. Their Machine Shop vendors were directed to order the material from Plastics International to ensure the material would be consistent for quality, responsibility and traceability for the life of the...
  2. Finding the Sweet Spot in Plastic Cutting Tools

    FINDING THE SWEET SPOT There are a number of factors to consider when setting up to machine plastics.  Most importantly, plastic has a higher thermal expansion rate than most other materials, such as metal or wood products.  Thermal expansion is the tendency of the material to change volume in response to the heat introduced during the formation of chips created...