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Unfilled Polycarbonate
Ensinger offers Tecanat natural, an unfilled polycarbonate, with a low level of crystallinity and a high level of transparency.

Characterized by its high strength. rigidity and hardness, and good impact strength; Tecanat natural is suited for various industries. It is targeted for the industries involving aircraft and aerospace technology, food engineering, food processing, cleanroom technology, and packaging and paper machinery. This material is available in the dimensions of rods and plates and is supplied in a transparent color.

For more information, contact Bruce Dickinson, Ensinger, 365 Meadowlands Blvd., Washington, PA 15301, 800-243-3221/856-227-0500, Fax: 724-746-9209, E-mail:, Web:

Crystal Clear Edges
A challenge in the machining of PMMA, acrylic, Plexiglas® or Makrolon® is that these plastics become too hot during processing and may even melt. The answer to this problem is Hufschmied's Plexiglas milling cutter 110FPRV "Raven-V". An innovative cutting-edge geometry allows the sensitive transparent materials to be machined burr-free and with virtually crystal-clear cutting edges despite high feed rates. With the roughing and finishing tool, machining is possible in one step with-out tool change and without re-polishing. Additionally, superior tool life increases efficiency and profitability.

Other tools in the series are the radius cutter 110FPER for 3D machining and the V slot cutter 110V, the tool for lettering, chamfering or profile cuts. You can find more information about these tools in their product flyer.

For more information, contact Erin Marciniak, Hufschmied USA, 42 Ozick Dr., Unit 6, Durham CT 06422, 419-341-6337, E-mail:, Web:

PC Corner Angles & Channels
Petro Extrusion Technologies, Inc., (PET) offers clear polycarbon¬ate corner angles and channels from stock. Extruded from clear UV grade PC, these channels and angles offer clarity, impact resistance, and ease of fabrication.

PET Inc. offers three sizes of 90° angles, from ½ inch to 1 1/2” as well as three sizes from 1/8” gap opening up to 3/8” gap. All parts are .050” thickness.

The channels and angles are available from stock in 2’, 4’, and 6’ lengths. Parts are available in custom cut lengths as well.

For more information, contact Mike Patterson, Petro Extrusion Technologies, Inc., 205B Hallock Ave., Middlesex, NJ 08846, 800-229-3338/908-789-3338, Fax: 908-789-0434, E-mail:, Web: www. .

Engraving/Cutting Laser
Castaly Machine offers reliable and affordable quality Engraving & Cutting Laser Machines – applications for most materials and many industries including but not limited to plastic, rubber, wood, leather, marble, glass, paper, cloth, acrylic, ABS and many more. Durable and steady are key features that ensure long life of motion and +/- 0.01 mm accuracy. Unique optics structure of the fly ray, which has low warp with high, steady, and easy optical adjustment. Adaptation of the K9 reflect lens and ZNSE focus lens, of which reflective and penetrability is the strongest among congener fittings while the facula is thinner with stronger powerful cutting. This combination maximizes work efficiency and reduces the workpiece cost. LCD screen with the USB interface for data input. DSP control system based on the stepper Up-Controller Unit of PCI Lines in PV. It adopts the world advanced DSP-TMS320, XC2S300 controller chip which has the advantage of high speed, stable, strong preventing interference. The machine software has multi-functions; supports the file of DWG, HDGL(PLT), BMP, DXF, G-code, DST and AI which can work with the following software AutoCAD, CorelDraw, and Photoshop. It also includes power-off memory and continues from the stop point.

They invite you to visit their showroom and warehouse in Los Angeles, California, or Montreal Canada to meet their sales staff and technicians. They would be happy to discuss your equipment requirements and workable so¬lutions.

For more information, contact Jeff Ou, Castaly Industries Corp., 637 Vineland Ave., La Puente, CA 91746, 626-968-6330, Fax: 626-336-2890, 956 Rue André-Liné, Granby, QC J2J 1E2 CANADA, 450-372-3876, E-mail:, Web: .

Extruded, Corona-Treated HDPE
PE2PRINT® from Roechling is found in many applications and solutions thanks to its toughness, durability, recyclability, and cold temperature characteristics. PE2PRINT is an extruded, corona-treated HDPE material that allows for vivid, full-color graphics on a durable surface that won’t chip, crack, peel, or break. Weather and moisture resistance make this material long-lasting in outdoor applications, and it features better impact resistance than other signage materials such as polystyrene. Classified as a #2 recyclable material that can be reclaimed by most indus¬trial recycling centers, the material is the environmentally friendly option for printable signage and displays. Lightweight and durable, PE2PRINT is used in point-of-purchase displays, shelf liners, merchandising strips, shelf danglers, industrial safety signage, outdoor signage, and much more.

It is available in thicknesses from 0.016” to 0.25” and comes in thirteen eye-catching colors with custom Pan¬tone® color matching available upon request. This versatile material has a dull smooth texture on top, which provides an ideal surface for high resolution graphics, and the underside of the sheet has a soft matte ‘grain’ texture. The material is printable using conventional, U.V., or 4-color process screen printing, lithography, and hot-stamping, and can easily be die-cut or guillotined to the application’s required size and shape.

For more information, contact Alison Damery, Roechling Industrial Gastonia, 903 Gastonia Technology Pkwy., Dallas, NC 28034, 704-922-7814, Fax: 704-884-7206, E-mail:, Web: .

Acrylic Hardware
Fabrication Tools and Materials, Inc. (FTM) stocks clear acrylic hard¬ware, FTM’s line of products include the Acryl-Hinge small™, Acryl-Hinge 2™, the 6” Acryl-Hinge™, the 12” Acryl-Hinge™, and the newly redesigned 12” Acryl-Piano Hinge™ (1-3/4” x 12” hinge). All of FTM’s hinges are molded in high strength DR Acrylic and designed with Micro-Dots® for easy surface solvent cementing and for a strong bubble free bond.

Also included in FTM’s product line is the Acryl-Pulls™ in three sizes; small, medium, and large. The Acryl-Pulls are easy to clean and the highly polished finish is crystal clear. At FTM you will also find the Acryl-Hasp™, the Acryl-Knob™ and the first ever acrylic cam lock that is sure to give your next display a fresh and clean look. The Acryl-Cam Lock™ is molded in high strength acrylic for easy solvent bonding and the internal mechanism is molded in polycarbonate for superior strength.

FTM also carries a selection of acrylic keyhole attachments, wall hangers, door catches, business and literature card holders along with acrylic shapes; balls, cabochons, cubes, and discs ranging in sizes from 1/4” to 1”.

For more information, contact Jacob Ashcraft, Fabrication Tools and Materials, Inc. (FTM), 327 Industrial Drive, Unit 1 Placerville, CA 95667. 530-626-1986, Fax: 530-642-2602, E-mail:, Web: .

Colored Acrylic Mirror
FABBACK Acrylic Mirror from Plaskolite has the widest range of thicknesses, sizes and patterns. Available in over twenty (20) colors including clear and two textures for special design needs. FABBACK Acrylic Mirror utilizes the industry’s toughest protective back-coating to maintain a scratch-resistant surface during fabrication.

The mirrored surface is obtained through a vacuum metallizing process with aluminum, which provides a superior reflecting surface.

FABBACK Acrylic mirror is ideally suited for a variety of applications using standard plastic fabrication processes and techniques. It is economical, does not shatter into sharp-edged pieces like glass, is easy to fabricate, has an abrasion-resistant coating available, is available in marine grade options and is made with OPTIX® Acrylic.

Applications include P.O.P. displays, security mirrors, artwork, home furnishing, novelty and license plates to name a few.

Run-to-size capabilities offer thickness from 0.060" – 0.236" in widths from 5" – 80" and lengths from 10" – 120".

For more information, contact Jane Nash, Plaskolite, LLC, 400 W. Nationwide Blvd., Ste. 400, Columbus, OH 43215, 800-848-9124/662-893-5409, E-mail: jane.nash@, Web: .

4-Foot 120V Bending Table
Abbeon’s exciting new 120V 4-foot plastic bending table with top and bottom heat for faster cycle time and thicker material! This table is made of durable scratch resistant Trespa panel.

This table features one top heat, one bottom heat, and one controller. The temperature is infinitely adjustable and the heating wire height can be adjusted. Working width: 1250 mm (48"). Material thickness: From 0.5 to 10mm (.02 to .39"). There is an optional timer available.

Abbeon offers a complete range of plastic bending equipment including Free Standing Heating Trays, Adjustable Bending Fixtures, Plastic Bending Bars, Silicone Heaters and Heating Blankets, Accessories and Insulations Boards.

For more information, contact Jim Early, Abbeon Cal Inc., 1363 Donlon Street, Unit 1, Ventura, CA 93003, 800-922-0977, E-mail:, Web: www. .

Inserts for Plastic Assemblies
SI® inserts from Penn Engineering® permanently install in plastic assemblies to provide durable and reusable metal threads for mating hardware and allow for repeated disassembly and re-attachment whenever required. By promoting quick and easy access to an assembly, SI inserts offer highly practical joining solutions in contrast to fixed and unyielding methods, such as adhesives or rivets. Repeated reuse will not damage the strong metal threads or compromise attachment integrity. Types include brass inserts and lead-free stainless steel and aluminum versions.

Applications include plastic equipment or components for the medical, automotive, aerospace, transportation, and recreational industries, among many others.

All SI inserts install permanently in plastic, offer unique features, and can be classified generally by installation method. Depending on series, inserts can either be ultrasonically pressed and/or heat staked, molded-in during the injection molding process, or cold pressed into a pre-molded or drilled hole.

SI inserts can be specified in unified or metric thread sizes and in a variety of designs and lengths – including SI microPEM® inserts with threads as small as M1.

For more information, contact Michael J. Rossi, Penn Engineering®, 5190 Old Easton Rd., Danboro, PA 18916, 800-237-4736/215-766-8853, E-mail, Web: .

Expanded Cutting Tool Line
Wood-Cutters Tooling Inc. in partnership with German manufacturer EURACRYL GmbH, have expanded their cutting and polishing tool line for plastics.

EURACRYL products enable processing of PMMA, PC, PETG, SAN, mixed materials (e.g., PMMA + aluminum or paper), as well as production of high-gloss, standard gloss and satin surfaces or surfaces to be glued.

Edge polishing tools include over 2,700 options of diamond milling heads for at least 50 different machine manufacturers. Tools for CNC milling machines include over 1,000 standard tools featuring cuttings edges of monocrystalline diamond, polycrystalline diamond, and solid carbide.

Wood-Cutters Tooling can help you choose the optimal tooling solution for your application, from sawblades, routing tools, polishing tools, CNC Tool Holders & Collets, and many more.

For more information, contact Eric G. Jansen, Wood-Cutters Tooling Inc., 4685 Spartan Industrial Drive SW, Grandville, MI 49418, 616-257-7930, E-mail: sales@, Web: www.woodcutterstooling .com. .

CNC Edge Polishing
The Euracryl ABP 310 CNC is a large format, high volume, CNC controlled polishing solution with full CNC control over the length, depth, and angle (bevel) processing abilities of the machine. The polisher is capable of multiple part processing. Parts can be stacked up to 120mm max thickness. There is an innovative integrated vacuum zone for increased workpiece control and the unit has a 3100mm max part length (single pass). It can perform both perpendicular and beveled operations 0 to +63 degrees with adjustable milling and feed speeds.

There is a pre-configured graphical control including material library, milling values, tool selection, and calculations for beveling. It offers 8 workpiece clamps (up to 20 are available) and it operates the flexible Euracryl ES quick change diamond tooling system.

For more information, contact Stephan W. Waltman, Stiles Machinery, Inc., 3965 44th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512, 616.698.7500, E-mail:, Web: .

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