In addition to a full range of traditional machinable metals and plastics SyncFab also specializes in machining and fabricating precision parts and components from a variety of engineered, exotic, high-performance, and difficult-to-machine plastics. With our extensive precision machining capabilities and a long list of available materials while non-metals are comprised of glass-filled plastics or phenolics, Kevlar, machinable glass and machinable carbide, we proudly serve the manufacturing procurement needs of demanding OEM customers in an array of industries including defense, medical, semiconductors, automotive, and many others.
Exotic Plastic & Metal Machining Services
SyncFab machines exotic plastics and metals to our customer’s specifications. We can handle a variety of materials that other machine shops do not work with due to their properties, machinability and/or cost. One such exotic plastic we frequently machine is Polysulfone. Polysulfones are a family of thermoplastic polymers. These polymers are known for their toughness and stability at high temperatures. Due to the high cost of raw materials and processing, Polysulfones are used in specialty applications and often are a superior replacement for polycarbonates.
SyncFab uses their extensive knowledge of this material to produce all sorts of specialty bushings and products. If you are having troubles finding the best materials for your project, give us a call. We have the knowledge to help you pick the right material, and the technology/skill to machine it.
Specialty Plastics Include:
• Semitron® ESd 410C: Semitron® ESd 410C is a static dissipative Polyetherimide (Ultem®). This material has the same general properties as unfilled Ultem, but with static dissipative properties. Its resistive range is 104 to 106. Semitron® ESd 410C can be used up to temperatures of 410°F without degradation, and it has low stress for tighter tolerances during machining.
• Semitron® ESd 420: Semitron® ESd 420 is a static dissipative Polyetherimide. This material has the same general properties as PEI, but with static dissipative properties. Its resistive range is 106 to 109. Semitron® ESd 420 is thermally stable to temperatures of 420°F without degradation.
• Semitron® ESd 500HR: Semitron® ESd 500HR is a static dissipative reinforced PTFE (PolyTetraFluoroEthylene). This material has the same general properties as unfilled PTFE, but with static dissipative properties. Its resistive range is 1010 to 1012. Semitron® ESd 500HR is thermally stable to temperatures of 500°F without degradation, and it has a high thermal insulation and a low coefficient of friction.
• Semitron® ESd 520HR: Semitron® ESd 520HR is a static dissipative reinforced Polyamide-Imide (Torlon ®). This material has the same general properties as Torlon ® 5530, but with static dissipative properties. Its resistive range of 1010 to 1012. Semitron® ESd 520HR is thermally stable to temperatures of 520°F without degradation and it has high structural strength and stiffness combined with excellent dimensional stability. Semitron® ESd 520HR is ideal for making nests, sockets, and contactors for test equipment and other electronic device handling components. It maintains its dielectric performance at high voltages (>100V), while maintaining its mechanical properties. Most other carbon-fiber-enhanced products become irreversibly more conductive when exposed to moderate voltage.
Polyvinylidene fluoride, or polyvinylidene difluoride, (PVDF) is a highly non-reactive thermoplastic fluoropolymer produced by the polymerization of vinylidene difluoride. PVDF is a specialty plastic used in applications requiring the highest purity, as well as resistance to solvents, acids and bases. Polyvinylidene Fluoride is a highly non-reactive thermoplastic used in applications requiring the highest purity, as well as resistance to solvents, acids and bases.
Ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMW), is a high performance polyethylene with a much higher molecular weight than standard polyethylene. This accounts for the increased wear resistance, chemical inertness and low coefficient of friction. Typical applications includes any other applications that require abrasion resistance. Advantages include excellent dielectric properties, moisture resistant, very good chemical resistance and is available in food grades.