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Mike Bogle
By Mike Bogle
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 15:19

Machined plastic parts have inherent benefits over their metal counterparts.  Chief among them are chemical, corrosion and wear resistance.   

The photo to the right is an excellent illustration of this.  The cast iron sleeve bearing shown is heavily oxidized and is leaching contaminant, whereas the plastic bearing shows no sign of wear or oxidation and runs clean in its’ working environment.

These benefits often translate into substantial longterm cost savings as maintenance becomes less frequent over time.

 

 

 

Dan Thurmond
By Dan Thurmond
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 11:19

In today’s industry it’s important for Elite to be looking at what our customers’ needs will be. Machining of plastics is our next process to fill that need. With CAD and CNC machining equipment we will be able to create plastics parts from solid blocks of plastics or machine existing molded parts. This is another step in providing our customers a one stop source for their needs.