Frequently Asked Questions

What is Plastic Machining?

Plastic machining is the use of plastic parts in machines where metal parts would have been used inside machines, using plastic parts can be very profitable and essentially identical and so are the tools and techniques which are used.

Which is better Nylon or polyester?

Both materials nylon and polymer are lightweight and durable and they share a lot of qualities such as stretch resistance and shrink resistance. However nylon is softer and stronger than polymer.

What can I use nylon for?

Plastic machine parts are the most common thing that nylon is used for because it is low cost, long lasting and durable. It is also non-conductive and heat resistant and useful because it is a high strength fibre.

What happens when you burn nylon?

Nylon burns quickly and can continue to burn after a flame is removed which could cause fibre to shrink from the flame and melt .burning these fabrics will produce black smoke and hazardous fumes which are toxic

Can Nylon be machined?

Nylon has great abrasion resistance and has good wear; CNC Nylon machining can be used to close tolerances and is easily achieved. Nylon is a strong polymer this means that it can be machined

What are fabricating plastics?

Plastic fabrication is the design, making, or assembly of plastic in which many methods can be used. Some manufacturers prefer plastic fabrication over other materials like metals because it has advantages.

What is the fabrication method?

The most common fabrication method for fabrication is hand layup, which is the process of placing layers, called plies of either dry fabric by hand onto a tool which forms a laminate stack.

What are the types of fabrication?

The most common types of fabrication are cutting, folding, machining, punching, stamping and welding. These methods can be used to design and make plastic.

What is the plastic fabrication Process?

Manufacturing and function are important things to consider when choosing a plastic fabrication process. Some methods are inefficient for fabricating certain types of plastic, and therefore may not be helpful for your particular project.

How does CNC routing work?

A CNC router is a computer-controlled cutting machine which is related to the hand-held router used for cutting various hard materials, such as wood, composites, aluminium, steel, plastics and glass

What are CNC used for?

CNC Machining is mainly used in the manufacturing and production of product development and engineering. More complex parts may require the use of several different tools to cut or drill.

What materials can you cut with a CNC router?

The most common materials are metals such as aluminium, brass, copper, steel, and titanium. Other materials that can be cut through are wood, foam, fiberglass, and multiple plastics.

Why is CNC important?

Computers are used to control machines this means that all production can be adjusted to increase speed and quality of manufacturing which makes CNC important because it increases productivity.

What is plastic turning?

Plastic turning is an important stage of CNC plastic machining. It is a form of machining, used to make rotational parts such as holes in plastic. This process involves cutting away excess plastic to form the final part.

What are the benefits of plastic turning?

The benefits of plastic turning are that the CNC operation makes sure that there is perfect precision and guarantees repeatability. This process makes sure that the plastic is smooth and as accurate as possible.

Why is plastic turning useful?

Plastic turning is useful for adding any precise circular features in a regular shape that might have been already been manufactured. This process is very accurate and can be used to put holes and threads in materials.

What is diamond turning?

Diamond turning is very accurate and is a lightweight solution, it is repeatable and reusable and it can be used to make complicated and unique deigns. It is a very quick process and can be useful to make intricate designs

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We are happy to answer any questions you may have 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.
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