It’s a Material World

Plastics, High Performance Polymers, Aluminum Alloys, Brass, Bronze, and other soft metals.

We cover all of the bases. From general purpose materials such as PVC, to thermoplastic polymers like Ultem®, to 6061 Aluminum and all grades, shapes, and fillers in-between…

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Not only are we the experts at machining these materials, but we’re also sourcing and selection specialists. If you don’t know G-10 from G-11, or the wear-resistance levels of Nylatron®, or the maximum temperature range of Polysulfone… Well, we certainly do. We’ve been assisting in Material Selection for our Customers for years. And if you do know all of these things, then you can trust us to machine your parts, with the material you need, with the quality you’d expect.

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Ultem Parts
Brown Plastic Part

Plastic Materials

There’s no doubt in our minds that plastics continue to prove their never-ending value. The continual innovations and improvements in polymers have allowed all industries to manufacture goods that are lighter in weight, can withstand extreme temperatures, provide maximum fluid control, and allow for structural and bearing and wear all at a lower cost than their heavy metallic counterparts. We’re ‘Experts’ with plastics because we have carefully followed the trends, gone through the trials, and know what works and what doesn’t for just about any application. Over 35 years in the plastic fabrication business has given us the means to do so.

Some of the most common General Purpose, High-Performance, Structural, and Bearing & Wear materials we machine are: ABS, Acetal, Acrylic, Celazole®, Delrin®, Duratron®, Ertalyte®, Fluorosint®, FR4/G10, G11, HDPE, Ketron®, Kydex®, Kynar®, LDPE, Lexan®, Noryl™, Nylatron®, Nylon, PCTFE, PEEK, PEI, PET, Polycarbonate (PC), Polyethylene (PE), Polypropylene (PP), Polystyrene (PS), PPSU, PSU, PTFE, PVC, PVDF, Radel®, Rulon®, TECAPEEK™, TECASINT™ PI, TECATOR™ PAI, TECATRON™, Teflon®, Tefzel®, Torlon® PAI, UHMW, Ultem®, Vespel® PA, Zytel®

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Aluminum Part

Soft Metal Materials

In the industries we serve, there are applications that require the stability, electrical conductivity, and strength that only certain alloys and metals can provide. Although these materials tend to weigh substantially more than plastics, and might not have the same resistance to chemicals and wear, they still fit the bill for many uses more optimally than plastic materials.

In addition to plastics, Tamshell is a precision Soft Metal machining center which focuses on up to 5th axis and tight tolerance turned Aluminum Alloys, Brass, Bronze, and other soft metals machining. We supply soft metal parts to Aerospace, Electrical, Semiconductor, and other industries who count on our quality with every purchase order.

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Anodized Aluminum Part

For Specific Applications

  • Amorphous Materials: structural materials with excellent insulating characteristics for electronic applications.
  • Semi-Crystalline Materials: highly chemical resistant and used for both structural and bearing and wear applications.
  • Imidized Materials: the ultimate high temperature materials for extreme conditions.
  • Thermoset Materials: resin layered and extremely rigid for structural applications.
FR4 Plastic Part