Plastic Materials for Industrial Machinery Webinar Plastic materials offer a number of benefits for machinery components including reduced noise, light weight, and low friction without the use of external lubrication. This webinar is intended for machinery designers and engineers who wish to develop additional expertise with plastic material selection and plastic part design. Download the webinar slides. Webinar Topics Include: The basics of plastic material selection (UHMW, nylon, acetal, and polycarbonate) Advanced materials for challenging friction and wear applications (lubricated PET, bearing grade PEEK, LubX® C, and Fluorosint®) Metal detectable and X-ray detectable plastics Plastics that resist cleaning chemicals Plastics for high temperature applications FDA compliant plastics Part geometry tips for successful plastic part design Explore Resources Machinery and Equipment Plastic materials for packaging, conveying, and food processing machinery. Food and Beverage Processing Food safe plastic materials keep food processing equipment running longer, smoother, and quieter. Plastic Properties Table Sort, compare, and find the plastic material suited for your application. Plastic Part Design Successful part design includes selecting the right material and manufacturing process as well as a plastic-friendly geometry. Fabrication & Machining Services Full service including router, milling, turning, forming, CNC cutting, die cutting, polishing, molding, and assembly. Plastic Machining Guidelines Plastics generally allow for higher feed rates and create less wear and tear on machines and cutting bits as compared with metals. Material Selection Tools Tools to help you select materials by plastic properties, chemical resistance, FDA compliance, or brand Technical Resources Technical Resources at your fingertips! Search now. Presented by Dr. Keith Hechtel Dr. Keith Hechtel is Senior Director of Business Development for Curbell Plastics, Inc., based in Orchard Park, NY. Dr. Hechtel is a recognized speaker on plastic materials and plastic part design. He has conducted numerous presentations for engineers, designers, and fabricators in both industrial and academic settings. With degrees in geology, industrial technology, and business administration, plus 25-plus years of plastics industry experience, Keith leads the Curbell Plastics Business Development team and offers a unique and practical perspective to material selection and application counseling. He has helped hundreds of businesses achieve quality improvements and cost savings through the use of performance plastics.