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Defense Capabilities

Since the 1950s, the defense industry has turned to Pexco for our ability to support some of the most complex plastic components and sub-assembly product demands. Our experience with Federal Acquisition Regulations and industry-leading engineering and processing capabilities have helped the U.S. military garner the greatest performance and cost-savings from extruded and injection-molded plastics. We take considerable pride in providing mission-critical parts and materials to ensure the continued safety and success of our armed forces.


Pexco is a leading North American plastic extruder within the Defense industry.  We process hardy engineering resins across a variety of rigid profile and tubing specifications, supporting applications that require functional casings and enclosures, cartridge housings, and trim and finish parts.  

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Injection Molding

Our core knowledge of precision molding of parts and extruded components for defense, coupled with our extensive experience in metal-to-plastics conversions using complex engineering and high-performance materials, is why we are the partner of choice for many defense companies.

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Machined Parts

Pexco deploys a variety of CNC machining solutions to machine raw stock extrusions and slats.  Some of our core machining abilities include machining difficult engineering materials, maintaining superior finish and close tolerances, excellence in burr control, stress relieving capabilities, annealing knowledge, post-curing techniques, and surface treatments.

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Fabrication & Assemblies

Our wide range of downstream process capabilities, including close tolerance cutting, punching, machining (drilling, boring and routing), sub-assembly, and heat forming, afford us the ability to provide customers with high quality finished parts and assemblies to accomplish a wide range of solution needs.

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Design for Manufacturability

Pexco delivers customers design for manufacturability (DFM) expertise on both new projects as well as tooling transfer opportunities.

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Defense Case Study

A leading global defense contractor was challenged to redesign a soldier-mounted vision system. The objectives were to reduce cost and weight, consolidate the component parts of the design, and rationalize the vendor base providing a number of value-added secondary operations in the manufacture of the system, including machining, painting and plating.  Learn more >