Polymers as Your Material of Choice
Choosing the right materials for your design project is an integral part of the development process. This choice is significant if you plan on using polymers, as the type of polymer you choose will have a marked impact on all phases of product design. Selecting the right materials is necessary from a production standpoint. The early selection of a polymer will help you prove your designs in a virtualized CAD environment, saving you valuable resources.
When choosing a manufacturing service provider, note their ability to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of polymers and their most appropriate use cases. Our Seattle, WA based engineering team will carefully review your product specifications to determine the best thermoplastic and thermosetting polymer materials for manufacturing. Pacific Research Labs accomplishes this in three simple steps:
- We examine your requested design specifications and collaborate with you to make concisely targeted design refinements.
- Our experienced engineers use the resulting collaborative design to determine the best fit of polymer materials for use in a virtualized CAD.
- We produce a prototype and the final working product.
Thermoplastic vs. Thermosetting Polymers: What’s the Difference?
The polymers used by Pacific Research Labs can be broken down into two categories: thermosets and thermoplastics. Each type of polymer material will add reliability and performance to your final products when the correct polymer variant is selected. Each type of polymer employs slightly different machining processes and will react differently to the common chemicals and temperatures used in the manufacturing process.
Thermoplastic polymer materials can be further broken down into two additional categories: amorphous polymers and semi-crystalline polymers. Each of these adds attributes to consider when selecting a polymer product.
Collaborate with an Experienced Partner on Polymer Choices
The dedication that Pacific Research Laboratory has for our customers is built on a foundation of collaboration and personal relationships. We take a hands-on approach with every project to ensure your vision comes to life. Working with an experienced partner when selecting polymers offers several benefits:
- Experienced design and engineering teams
- Local Pacific Northwest manufacturing company
- Lean principles to eliminate waste
- End-to-end production capabilities
- Over 40 years of trusted experience
The benefits of working with a local Pacific Northwest manufacturing company is our investment and encouragement of local entrepreneurs. We strive to help you achieve excellence in your project goals by aligning our top-notch design and engineering services to our innovative approach of identifying the best polymer materials to be used in your final product. This allows us to inject an extra layer of service into the services we provide that will bring your vision to life