Machining & Prototypes

 

 

Dedicated to machining only Torlon and PEEK 

 

Drake understands how to preserve resin properties, maximizing performance from parts made from these polymers. 

We employ the latest in machine tools including 5th axis capable milling and only use PDC tooling to deliver the very best surface finish and tightest tolerances.

  • DRAKE provides lot and batch traceability on every part
  • DRAKE selectively orients parts when fiber orientation requires consideration (reinforced grades)
  • DRAKE post-cures Torlon parts where maximum wear and/or chemical performance is needed

If your design is still changing or quantities do not justify the tooling expense of injection molding, let us provide machined parts from one of our standard or custom Torlon or PEEK shapes.

For complex geometries, assemblies or industry-specific parts, we can often recommend a qualified fabricator that specializes in the production of parts from our materials.

the drake difference

 
Drake Plastics’ Mission: To provide high performance polymer solutions that enhance the performance of our customers’ products and processes.
Our strengths are technical expertise, exceptional customer service and broad processing capabilities including: Product and Process DevelopmentExtrusionInjection Molding; and Precision Machining.

 

The Drake Difference:

  • All runs start with a clean barrel and end with a complete teardown
  • Dedicated membrane dryers and moisture recorded before every run is started
  • All tools are oil heated for uniformity
  • Injection molding is the most cost effective conversion route for higher volume parts.
  • Today, we mold parts with annual quantities between 100 and 500,000 parts.
  • Hard to machine geometries are best molded to final form when molded tolerances are functional
  • PEEK Near Net Shapes offer a balance between the cost effective conversion of injection molding and the precision of CNC machining.
Contact DRAKE
 

Let us apply our process know-how to arrive at the most cost effective process to manufacture your Torlon and PEEK parts.

We will work with your existing tooling or develop new tooling.

 

Contact Our Technical Sales Team