As per our Shipping and Returns Policy, custom cuts and fabricated parts are non-returnable. If you need an over- or undersized item, note it under "Comments" during Checkout. Cut-to-size orders have an acceptable cut tolerance of 1/8" (0.125"), so clarify if the adjustment is to be made on the (+) or (-) side of the saw blade.Please review our full return and shipping policy here.
Measure Twice, Cut Once
Since custom cuts and fabricated parts are non-refundable, be very careful while measuring your dimensions. As each cut is nominal, even the slightest miscalculation could be costly.
How to Use a Measuring Tape
Extend your tape measure several inches to find the 1 and 2 inch markers. In between the inch markers you’ll find 16 equally spaced tick marks.
Measure by counting the increments beyond the nearest inch. As the increments decrease, so does the length of the mark. For example, 1/2" has a bigger mark than 1/4" which has a bigger mark than 1/8". The smallest mark follows at 1/16". Please be aware that some measuring tapes may have even smaller increments.
Features of a Measuring Tape: Sliding End Hook
The sliding end hook is designed for two different types of measurements. An outside measurement (where the hook of the tape hangs over an edge), requires the hook to slide out a bit to account for the thickness of the material. When making an inside measurement (where the hook will push up against a surface), the clip slides in, again, accounting for its thickness. The measuring tape self-adjusts to guarantee an accurate measurement (as far as the tape is concerned).
ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) plastic is ideal for when excellent rigidity, hardness and heat resistance are required. This thermoplastic is produced in varying grades for a wide range of features and applications. ABS plastic can be processed by any of the standard thermoplastic processing methods and is easily machined.
Tough and Rigid ABS plastic is known for its toughness, rigid thermoplasticity and strength. ABS is easily machined and ideal for turning, drilling, milling, sawing, die-cutting and shearing. ABS can be cut with standard at-home power tools, and line bent with standard heat strips.
Heat Resistant ABS is heat resistant and impact resistant. It performs well at low temperatures and operates under a wide temperature range and low heat conductivity. ABS also has high chemical, corrosion and abrasion-resistance, and a good dimensional stability.
High Chemical Resistance ABS parts are resistant to many materials and chemicals, making it versatile and usable in many conditions.
Attractive ABS plastics are used in thermoforming applications where heat-induced flexibility and physical appearance are preferred. Its high-impact resistance in combination with hardcell-textured surface makes ABS plastics ideal for consumers in need of an attractive faceplate.
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Acrylonitrile, CAS 107-13-1, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Styrene, CAS 100-42-5, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
Warning: This product may have sharp edges and points. Contact may result in injury. Handle with care.
Disclaimer: Interstate Plastics makes no representations about any of its products that are modified in any way after they leave its possession, nor do its representations apply when any of its products are improperly used or stored.
Each customer of Interstate Plastics bears full responsibility for making its own determination as to the suitability of each material, product, recommendation or advice provided by Interstate Plastics. Each customer of Interstate Plastics must identify and perform all tests and analyses necessary to assure that its finished parts incorporating materials from Interstate Plastics will be safe and suitable for use under end-use conditions.
ABS plastics come in both machine- and extruded grades. There are a variety of applications for each.
Machine Grade ABS Machine grade ABS is compression molded, or extruded, and then annealed via gradual heating and cooling to minimize internal malfunctions that tend to be hazardous for machining. Machine grade ABS is available in thickness of 1/4" or 3/8" and can cost up to four times as much as an extruded grade plastic. Applications may include usage in industrial and consumer products.
Automotive car interiors, instrument panels
Pipes and fittings
Housings for small appliances
Home security devices
Sports equipment including football helmets
Extruded Grade ABS Extruded grade ABS is not heat-treated. It is unsuitable for most close tolerance machined parts, where machine grade would be better suited. Extruded grade ABS is available up to 3/8" thickness, and is generally more cost effective than machine grade products.
Drain-waste vent (DWV) pipe systems
Kitchen appliances (such as in-home storage bins)
Panels for refrigerators
Musical instruments (recorders, plastic clarinets and piano movements)
Golf club heads (due to good shock absorbency)
Orthodontic applications including protective headgear
Good customer service and abs plastic
Seriously guys, I appreciate the effort but no amount of customer service can make up for not being able to ship a 14 foot rod to me for cheaper than the cost of the product!
From the minute we ordered to the second we received the material, we has a very pleasant experience with Interstate Plastics.
I placed quite a large order on a Thursday and received the material on Tuesday the next week. I could not have asked for a better experience.
We have ordered ABS rods a few times from Interstate and have never come across any blemishes or shipping delays. So far so good.
Sometimes the rods have minor blemishes, but this is pretty standard and Interstate has been a consistent supplier for us. Very convenient albeit shipping costs can run above average.
We have purchased 2 things from this website on two seperate occasions and I have to say that Interstate has not let me down either time. Both times my order was shipped out quickly and arrived quickly as well. Each time the product was well packaged and came as it was shown on the site.