A Guide to PEEK CNC Machined Parts: Properties, Applications and Design Considerations
What is PEEK?
PEEK (Polyaryletheretherketone) is a rigid opaque (beige) engineering plastic known for its ability to operate at high temperatures, together with its exceptional chemical and wear resistance and dimensional stability.
A high purity polymer, PEEK is a plastic composed of repeating monomers of two ether groups and a ketone group.
Main Attributes of PEEK:
- Impressive durability - exceptional chemical, electrical and temperature resistence
- Excellent mechanical properties maintained to high temperatures
- Dimensional stability
- Very low moisture absorption
- Flame retardant
- High impact strength
Detailed information about PEEK for designers including UK stock sizes and technical properties can be found in the tabs below. Please note: this information is provided as a guide only. All information is based on our present knowledge and is given in good faith. No liability will be accepted by Penta Precision in respect of any action taken by any third party in reliance thereon.
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Similar or obsolete designation and trade names
You may also see PEEK referred to as:
- Tecapeek® (trade name)
- Arlon® 1000
PEEK Components, Applications & Industries
PEEK is only recommended as a material for use where its operational benefits are essential to the application.
Here are some examples of the industries and components for which PEEK is appropriate. This is by no means an exhaustive list. Please do get in touch if you are considering using PEEK and we can talk through your project with you.
Typical Components & Applications:
- Surgical instruments
- Medical implants
- Scraper blades
- Military & defence
- Oil & gas
- Food & packaging
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PEEK Machining Service - PEEK Milling & Turning
Penta Precision provides highly accurate PEEK machined parts. Customers turn to us when they have had quality and delivery issues with their existing suppliers and need a reliable precision machining partner.
Penta Precision provides the following PEEK machining services:
- CNC milling – prototypes & large batch runs
- CNC turning – prototypes & large batch runs
- Insert installation
- Part marking
- Manual milling
- Manual turning
- Machining design advice
- Machining drawing service
Reasons to Choose Penta:
- ISO 9001:2015 quality assurance
- Consistent high quality machined parts
- Reliable delivery dates - our track record speaks volumes
- Exceptional customer service and communication
- Machining design advice
- Extensive experience in our field
What Makes Penta Different?
There are 3 key elements that run through the core of our company and staff at every level to ensure we deliver an exemplary service that goes above and beyond. We like to call these our 3 C's:
We are regularly machining PEEK for customers all over the UK. Our customers depend on our machining expertise as well as our outstanding delivery performance, to machine the highest quality parts. If you'd like to discuss how we can help you with your PEEK machining requirements, here's a list of ways to get in touch with us.