Good Dimensional Stability

Plastics for tight tolerance applications

Applications that require tight tolerances should look to plastics with a low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) and low moisture absorption. If the environment has chemicals, the plastic must be resistant to swelling when exposed to chemicals. If the part is under mechanical stress, the plastic must have sufficient creep resistance to maintain its shape under load for long periods of time.

Contact Curbell to discuss dimensionally stable plastics for tight tolerance applications.

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Acrylic

Outstanding strong, stiff, clear plastic available in a variety of brilliant colors and finishes.

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Aluminum Composite Material (ACM)

Low-cost ACM offers good dimensional stability and a metallic look, at half the weight of aluminum.

Linen-Phenolics

CE Canvas Phenolic

Electrical grade phenolic sheet material with cotton canvas reinforcement.

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DuPont™ Vespel® Polyimide

Extremely high temperature creep resistant plastic with excellent friction and wear characteristics.

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ECTFE

Fluoropolymer with outstanding mechanical properties and dimensional stability.

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Expanded PVC

Lightweight, durable, moderately expanded closed cell sheet material.

FR4-G10-Glass-Filled

G10/FR-4 Glass Epoxy

Glass/epoxy composite material with outstanding electrical properties.

GPO-3-sheet

GPO-3 Thermoset

A glass reinforced thermoset polyester material with excellent mechanical and electrical properties.

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High Impact Polystyrene

Low cost, tough plastic material that is easy to thermoform and fabricate.

KYDEX® Thermoplastic sheets in various colors stacked and fanned out

KYDEX® Thermoplastic Sheet

High impact, thermoplastic sheet that is tough, durable, and easy to form.

Linen-Phenolics

LE Linen Phenolic

A composite sheet material that consists of electrical grade phenolic resin impregnated into layers of linen fabric.

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Noryl®

Engineering plastic with outstanding strength, stiffness, and electrical insulating properties.

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Nylon

Strong, stiff engineering plastic often used to replace metal bearings and bushings.

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PAI

Extremely stong, stiff, dimensionally stable plastic material often used in elevated temperature environments.

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PBT

Strong, stiff plastic, excellent machining characteristics, bearing and wear, and chemical resistance.

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PCTFE

Fluoropolymer with outstanding dimensional stability, mechanical properties, and temperature range.

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PEEK

Strong, stiff plastic with outstanding chemical resistance; performs over a wide range of temperatures.

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PET

A strong, dimensionally stable plastic with outstanding chemical resistance and wear properties.

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PETG

Transparent plastic sheet with good impact resistance and outstanding thermoforming characteristics.

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Polycarbonate

Transparent, strong and stiff thermoplastic with outstanding impact resistance.

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Polycarbonate Film

Transparent, general purpose plastic film with excellent ink adhesion.

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Polyester Film

Transparent plastic with outstanding strength, dimensional stability, and chemical resistance.

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PPS

Plastic material with excellent chemical and corrosion resistance at elevated temperatures.

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PPSU

High temperature thermoplastic material with outstanding impact resistance that is autoclavable.

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PSU

High temperature, semi-transparent plastic material with good mechanical properties.

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PVC

Strong, stiff, versatile low cost plastic material that is easy to fabricate, bond, and weld.

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Ultem®

High strength plastic with outstanding electrical and high service temperature properties.

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XX Paper Phenolic

High strength, low cost composite made from phenolic resin impregnated into layers of paper.

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Acrylic

Outstanding strong, stiff, clear plastic available in a variety of brilliant colors and finishes.

aluminum_composite

Aluminum Composite Material (ACM)

Low-cost ACM offers good dimensional stability and a metallic look, at half the weight of aluminum.

Linen-Phenolics

CE Canvas Phenolic

Electrical grade phenolic sheet material with cotton canvas reinforcement.

vespel-plaque-rod

DuPont™ Vespel® Polyimide

Extremely high temperature creep resistant plastic with excellent friction and wear characteristics.

ectfe-halar-rod

ECTFE

Fluoropolymer with outstanding mechanical properties and dimensional stability.

exp-pvc-colors

Expanded PVC

Lightweight, durable, moderately expanded closed cell sheet material.

FR4-G10-Glass-Filled

G10/FR-4 Glass Epoxy

Glass/epoxy composite material with outstanding electrical properties.

GPO-3-sheet

GPO-3 Thermoset

A glass reinforced thermoset polyester material with excellent mechanical and electrical properties.

his-sheet-white

High Impact Polystyrene

Low cost, tough plastic material that is easy to thermoform and fabricate.

KYDEX® Thermoplastic sheets in various colors stacked and fanned out

KYDEX® Thermoplastic Sheet

High impact, thermoplastic sheet that is tough, durable, and easy to form.

Linen-Phenolics

LE Linen Phenolic

A composite sheet material that consists of electrical grade phenolic resin impregnated into layers of linen fabric.

noryl-sheet-black

Noryl®

Engineering plastic with outstanding strength, stiffness, and electrical insulating properties.

nylon-group-castnylon

Nylon

Strong, stiff engineering plastic often used to replace metal bearings and bushings.

PAI-sheet-rod

PAI

Extremely stong, stiff, dimensionally stable plastic material often used in elevated temperature environments.

pbt-sheet-natural

PBT

Strong, stiff plastic, excellent machining characteristics, bearing and wear, and chemical resistance.

pctfe-group-white

PCTFE

Fluoropolymer with outstanding dimensional stability, mechanical properties, and temperature range.

peek-sheet-rod

PEEK

Strong, stiff plastic with outstanding chemical resistance; performs over a wide range of temperatures.

pet-sheet-white

PET

A strong, dimensionally stable plastic with outstanding chemical resistance and wear properties.

petg-sheet-clear

PETG

Transparent plastic sheet with good impact resistance and outstanding thermoforming characteristics.

polycarbonate-sheet-clear

Polycarbonate

Transparent, strong and stiff thermoplastic with outstanding impact resistance.

film-sheet-opaque-group

Polycarbonate Film

Transparent, general purpose plastic film with excellent ink adhesion.

Three sheets of polyester film fanned out

Polyester Film

Transparent plastic with outstanding strength, dimensional stability, and chemical resistance.

pps_group

PPS

Plastic material with excellent chemical and corrosion resistance at elevated temperatures.

ppsu-radel-sheets-black

PPSU

High temperature thermoplastic material with outstanding impact resistance that is autoclavable.

polysulphone-sheet

PSU

High temperature, semi-transparent plastic material with good mechanical properties.

exp-pvc-sheets-gray

PVC

Strong, stiff, versatile low cost plastic material that is easy to fabricate, bond, and weld.

ultem-group-multi

Ultem®

High strength plastic with outstanding electrical and high service temperature properties.

XX-Paper-Phenolic_Sheet_group

XX Paper Phenolic

High strength, low cost composite made from phenolic resin impregnated into layers of paper.

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