Resources

We've gathered the most useful information here so you can make the best and most informed decisions about your next project with us.

Design Guides & How-Tos

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Read our expert-backed design guide for bonded plastic manifolds and other items to guide you to success.

Read Our Design Guide

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Yes, you can polish plastic. Here's our guide on polishing plastic techniques and other finishes to use with your projects.

Read Our Plastic Polishing & Finishing Guide

 

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Have questions about bonded manifolds and how they might help your next project? We have our FAQs right here.

Read Bonded Manifolds FAQs

Reference Charts & Tools

Here's a convenient reference chart of chemical resistances of the most commonly used plastics materials for specialized components. 

We've broken down the price, ease of machining, and the flexural modulus elasticity comparisons to other plastic materials to aid in your research. 

Most find that selecting the best material for your project as a top challenge. We have our Materials Selector tool to help out based on what your product needs. Try it now!

Read through our latest articles, blog entries, and other written works for the most updated information about what's happening in the plastics industry. 

What is a Bonded Manifold?

What is a bonded manifold? What they are, why they’re important, and how to tell if you need one  *Updated November 10, 2023 If you’ve spent time on our website, you have likely encountered the term “bonded manifold.” But what exactly are those, and do you need one? The field of fluidics often requires smaller…

Problem Solving with Difficult Plastic Parts

At Controlled Fluidics, we pride ourselves on solving our customers’ problems, no matter the challenge. Sometimes that means figuring out how to manufacture complex plastic parts involving tight tolerances, complicated geometries, and unstable materials. In fact, we have pushed the boundaries of plastic machining to help our customers design and create some of the world’s…

Micro Manufacturing

MicroMachining Techniques & Assemblies As assemblies and products continue to demand more compact arrangements, micromachining only gets bigger in popularity.  Controlled Fluidics is a world class manufacturer of micro machined plastic components. We have the capabilities to produce micro components (in large or small quantities) to customers’ specifications and hold to tolerances of +/- .0005…

Controlled Fluidics Helps Fight COVID-19

Controlled Fluidics & The Fight Against COVID-19 *Updated May 27, 2021. When a global pandemic hits, there are some professions you expect to become essential: doctors, nurses, pharmacists, grocery store clerks, helpdesk workers at Zoom, and…the employees at Controlled Fluidics. That’s right. You may not have realized it, but COVID-19 created a demand for plastic…

Introducing the New Controlled Fluidics Website

Have you taken a spin around the Controlled Fluidics website lately? If not, it’s worth a minute of your time to see what’s new. With the following a new website design project, visitors can now enjoy three websites for the price of one. Controlled Fluidics has two sides to its business: bonded manifolds and machined…

Controlled Fluidics: A Look Behind the Curtain

Controlled Fluidics: The Insider’s Info Get the information that only few people know about Controlled Fluidics through this post. Principal & President Tom Rohlfs goes into some little-known details about the inner workings of the company.  A lot can change over thirty years, and plastic machining and manifolds are no exception. To say Controlled Fluidics…