Machined plastic parts

Machined plastic parts truly are future proof, due to the wide variety of industries in which the parts can be used. It is possible to heat treat and machine components into a bespoke range of engineering plastic components.

The parts themselves could be standard engineering plastics such as polycarbonate or higher spec materials (Ultem or PEEK), to name just a few machined plastic parts. These parts are used in a wide range of markets and industries.

Typical machined plastic component parts can include any of the following, to name just a few: PolyMethyl Methacrylate, Polycarbonate, PolyOxyMethylene, Polypropylene and PolyEtherImide. Machining the plastic components is the most cost effective method in small to medium sized batch quantities, and offers great flexibility, utilising CAD software, therefore avoiding the heavy tooling costs endemic in other processes.

The component dimensions and design can be effortlessly altered utilising the software, without incurring additional expense. However, resin bonded machine plastic parts are not suitable for moulding uniquely shaped parts, so machining is often the only practical method of producing bespoke shaped parts from plastic.

Again, utilising CNC machining processes really is the way to go when producing machined plastic parts, in either plastic or metal, all within hours. There are multiple tool sets available than can be used on efficient cutters, depending on the material you are using. Both 3 and 5 axis CNC machines are used depending on what parts are being manufactured.

The applications are endless, but in order to realise them, it is best to provide a sample which can be converted into a CAD file for the CNC processes, which can provide customers with maximum flexibility and bespoke shaped parts, in a variety of sizes. In order to have the best results, customers should bear in mind the nature of the material, and employ additional processes such as polishing and finishing, and to always think about the end use of how you want the part to be used, either within your existing parts or an entirely new part.

You simply upload a Computer Aided Design (CAD) file from machining software, choose the material and how much of the part you would like, and the rest is taken care of. From start to finish, can be done in less than half the time of more traditional plastic parts manufacturing processes.

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We are more than happy to answer any question that you may on the different plastic machining processes that we use,or even give you a quote on the work you would like to be carried out. So, call now on 01924 220 050 and one of our expert team will gladly answer any queries you may have.

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Vaplas Ltd
Unit 6 Tuscany Court
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West Yorkshire
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