Some thoughts on Moulding vs Machining Plastics & Annealing

Posted: 26th February, 2015 in Engineering Plastics

Fly Cutting Ertalyte® TX

Did you know that Machining offers greater design flexibility, tighter tolerance allowances, often lower costs, and ease of use compared to moulding? Also machined plastic parts have less internal stress, faster time to market, and allow for last minute design changes.


When should parts be annealed after machining to ensure optimum part performance?

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Experience has shown us that very few machined plastic parts require annealing after machining to meet dimensional or performance requirements. All Quadrant stock shapes are annealed using a proprietary stress relieving cycle to minimize any internal stresses that may result from the manufacturing process. This assures you that the material will remain dimensionally stable during and after machining.