These resources have been assembled to assist materials specifiers and designers in the use of engineering plastics. The content of this area is primarily intended to facilitate the use of engineering plastic stock shapes for machined parts, much of the information presented here may be applied to plastic parts processed via alternative methods such as injection molding — but we really prefer you use one of our stock shapes.
This area of our site is growing very rapidly and is divided into several tool sets. One of the key sections provide an overview of plastics as engineering materials, basic design considerations, and an introduction to commonly used physical properties.
Try choosing a material using our analog Material Selection Tool, a step-by-step guide to selecting plastics based upon specific application requirements, including the need for chemical resistance and approval for contact with food, or other regulatory agency approval.
The focus of this area is to assist the designer or fabricator in choosing the best material for an application. For detailed Quadrant product descriptions or physical property data refer to the Product Data Sheets on the individual product pages at the Products & Solutions area. You may also download a copy of our Product and Applications Guide, which is, together with the very helpful Machinist Handbook, available in the Literature Library.
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