Composite bearings, bushings and tubing applications require mastery across many precise areas: composite chemistry, fabrication, finishing and machining. Luckily, composites are all we do, so our focus is laser-sharp.
Our engineers, materials scientists and production experts know their craft inside and out, and understand the science and performance behind composites. When you partner with us, you’ll share in this knowledge—from concept and design, through completion and delivery of your unique project.
Machining & Finishing
We understand that grinding, turning, milling, routing, drilling, cutting and chamfering composites is a unique challenge due to the strong, hard finished composite materials. That’s why Polygon provides a wide variety of component finishing selections:
- Centerless grinding
- CNC lathe turning
- Advanced centerless grinding
- Milling & drilling
- Painting & coating
- Resin sealing
- Assembly services
- End forming
What is a composite?
A composite is a material made from two or more different materials that, when combined, are stronger than those individual materials by themselves. Composites are composed of fiber reinforcements and a resin matrix that bonds the fibers.
Polygon designs and produces proprietary wear surfaces and resin formulations to match the demands of your project. Our team partners with you to understand your application and then works with you to the very best final component for your needs. We are composite experts. Developing unique composite fiber architectures and hybridization for distinct applications is our specialty. Plus, Polygon is able to provide a wide range of fabrication and final preparation of components.
Key Advantages of Composite Materials Include:
- Freedom in design.
- High strength—composite tubing can be designed to provide a specific range of mechanical properties, including tensile, flexural, impact and compressive strengths.
- Lower in weight than metal.
- Anisotropic, therefore the matrix additives and fiber placement can be tailored to suit the application requirement.
- Thin or thick walled applications.
- Composite tubing is self-lubricated, maintenance free and could recognize reduced total cost of operation.
- Corrosion resistant—no rusting, no corroding.
- Dimensional stability and high impact strength.
- Durable and long lasting.
- High dielectric strength for current carrying applications.
- Elevated temperature performance abilities.
- Nonconductive and nonmagnetic.
- Conventional medical sterilization methods acceptable.