Dedicated equipments for high performance plastics machining
Knowing each material property is essential when it comes to machining. Achieving tight tolerances in a rapid process is only possible when knowing at least the softness, the thermal dilatation and the material strength. Furthermore, a CNC machining depends on the material grade and on the compounds.
High performance plastic machining ensures solutions with high properties
Machining is essential for finished parts, especially for extreme tolerances or complex parts. Many different products require machining: insulators, guides, beads, seals, washers, breakers, all of these are just common examples of machined parts from high performance plastics.
The shape and the use conditions of such parts prove machining to be the best suitable process. Indeed, state of the art tolerances or surface finishes are critical for applications requiring high sealing or low friction and wear.
Machining will also depend on the quality of the basic shape. Milling or turning plastics will be more efficient if the semi-finished part is cohesive, isotropic, with tight tolerances on dimensions.
Dedicated machining tools for high performance plastics
High performance plastic machining will benefit from dedicated tools and know-how.
Therefore, machined parts made of high performance plastics often need dedicated tools for best results. Such tools improve surfaces finishes and take into account the internal stresses of the material, which are relieved during machining.
While they can be supplied as basic-shapes or semi-finished products, optimized machining by 3P is preferred for monitored quality.