materials

ABS

ABS is a primary engineering material, suitable for a wide variety of structural applications. It offers a balance of properties, with good strength, good stiffness, good toughness, all at a reasonably low cost.

acetal

stiff and strong, yet ductile and easy to machine. acetal is a unique engineering material that is often overlooked by most design engineers.

acrylic

acrylic is a term used to describe a family of plastics technically known as polyacrylates. one of the most important is polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), better known by the tradename Plexiglas®.

nylon

the grandfather of all engineering plastics, nylon is the generic designation for a family of polymers known as polyamides. semi-crystalline in structure, polyamides offer an unparalleled combination of strength, stiffness, and...

polyethylene

polyethylene has good mechanical properties, great chemical resistance, is low in cost, and is easy to process. BTW, it is also the world’s most widely used thermoplastic material (I wonder why?)

polypropylene

polypropylene (PP) offers reasonably good mechanical properties, and provides exceptional chemical resistance at a relatively low cost.

polycarbonate

polycarbonate is the the king of all things clear. incredibly tough and durable, polycarbonate is a “go to” engineering material, suitable for a wide variety of applications.