Performance Plastics specializes in precision injection molding of difficult parts, eliminating the need to machine. Our precise production process gives us the ability to injection mold difficult parts made from high performance plastic materials. If it can be molded, we can do it.
High performance plastic materials have ideal properties when it comes to durability. Plastics like polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE/Telfon®) are known for their dielectric strength, low dissipation, chemical resistance, outstanding performance at elevated temperatures, and coefficient friction. However, their unique properties can make machining PFTE quite difficult. Dimensional changes, burrs, and consistency of machining can all be factors when you are creating a part out of these materials. Performance Plastics has found a way around the complications of machining PTFE by injection molding of other fluoropolymers.

At Performance Plastics, we are experts at precision injection molding. We have developed proprietary tool design software, processes and equipment enabling us to injection mold components having complex geometries made from challenging ultra- and high-performance thermoplastic materials and highly loaded compounds. We utilize a unique combination of extensive material knowledge, mold flow analysis, a design system and process expertise to eliminate or minimize the need for secondary operations.

The switch from a machined part to an injection molded part can be very beneficial to you. Not only does injection molding help lower costs, it also allows you to have highly efficient production, complexity in your part design, and enhances your strength. The ability to produce the parts at a very high level with a high output rate helps with cost efficiency and effectiveness. Injection molding can handle extremely complex parts, and uniformity, as well as the ability to make millions of virtually identical parts. Engineers can determine if the part needs to be flexible or rigid so that they can select the right material and adjust the integrating ribs or gussets. With the vast variety of materials and colors, making your color options almost endless.

Injection molding isn’t for every project, but it can be tremendously beneficial if you’re an engineer using more than 20,000 pieces of the same part year over year. At Performance Plastics, we serve a variety of industries, from Medical to Energy, Aerospace & Defense to Industrial, Electronics to Food & Beverage.

To learn about how precision injection molding can replace machined PTFE parts, contact Rich Reed, our Vice President of Sales and Marketing, at (513) 321-8404 or RReed@performanceplastics.com