The machines used in CNC plastic machining are milling machines with 3 axes with digital control. They are automated and controlled by a computer that determines the path of the cutter according to the 3D file to be created. In plastic CNC machining, no molds are needed, thus reducing the costs and startup times. The machines can design several identical copies and thus obtain the same quality for all copies of a lot, but few economies of scale are possible. The wide choice of thermoplastics and metals allows parts to be obtained with the desired physical properties.
The most distinctive aspect of this process is the fact that the parts are manufactured from the “right material”. They, therefore, respect the mechanical properties of the injection-molded part (ABS, PC, PP, PVC, POM, PMMA, PA 6/66) as closely as possible. Plastic CNC machining is, therefore, suitable for unit production in the context of not only visual but also functional tests. In addition, we are able to offer a wide range of finishes. After machining, the parts are polished to remove any rough edges. Our workshop can paint the parts in all colors of the RAL and PANTONE ranges. Our team also provides parts machined from metals, such as aluminum or brass. Transparent parts can also be made with PMMA or PC machining. For more information on the capabilities of our workshop in plastic parts machining, please visit our pages “materials”, “finishes”, “standards” and “applications”.
CNC plastic machining can create very similar parts to series parts. It is often more efficient and faster than other rapid prototyping technologies for the manufacture of a quantity of plastic prototypes between 1 and 10 parts (low volume plastic parts production). We also recommend plastic CNC machining for parts with large sizes (greater than 600 mm).
Polishing, Anodized, Anodizing, Bead sand blasting, Chrome plated, Powder coated, PVD coating, Etching, Titanium coated, Vacuum coating, Nickel plating, Zinc plated, Chrome plated, Oxide black, and so on.
● Delrin ● Nylon 6/6, 6, 6/12 ● HDPE ● FR-4 ● G-10 ● PEEK ● Lexan/Polycarbonate ● PTFE ● Teflon ● Udel ● UHMWPE ● Acrylic ● Ultem