October 6, 2017
Sentinels Polycarbonate Fabrications – The Polycarbonate Specialists
The images show bespoke polycarbonate fabrications for one of our prestigious customers.
Firstly, as Polycarbonate Specialists, these parts have been machined on one of our five CNC Routing tables.
Uniquely, our machines are capable of machining parts up to 3000mm x 2000mm in size. In most cases, what follows is the fabrication process, which Sentinels experienced team have perfected over the years, forming the finished shapes required.
Finally, the last stage involves welding/adhesive, which is carried out to stabilize all the joints and create a seal. Which equals yet another happy customer.
Bending Bespoke Polycarbonate Parts
What is significant is that the skills required to work with a complex material, such as Polycarbonate, have been finely honed over many years. As a result this allows for accurate bending of large sized Guards in very short time scales.
Most noteworthy, is to point out, that thickness is not a problem. Sentinel can fabricate from 1mm up to 10mm, thickness beyond this can depend on design and availability.
Machining Polycarbonate and Polycarbonate Fabrications
In Conclusion, our Plastic CNC machining services offer a great range of capabilities to achieve your bespoke requirements. Significantly this, combined with our in-house plastic fabrication services, offer our customers a comprehensive package.
We specialise in machining Polycarbonate but also acrylic, PETG and PVC. As well as other types of engineering plastic materials from acetal, Delrin, nylon, polyethylene, HDPE to ABS and so on.
Plastic Machine Guards
We machine, bend, glue and weld using Polycarbonate, PET-G and Acrylic’s to customer specification, manufacturing robust guards with high visibility that can let you see the product being made and gives you the protection from moving parts.
A high proportion are made from polycarbonate which gives good visibility and strength for protection. Sentinel fabricate in different materials depending on their suitability, polycarbonates, acrylic and PET-G.
PET-G which has a class 1 fire rating has a similar quality to polycarbonate.
We are extremely versatile and are here to help with any requirements you may have. Our team are highly knowledgeable and able to provide valuable assistance and advice appropriate to the manufacture of your Plastic Machine Guards.
Material, Polycarbonate Sheet / Makrolon® Sheet / Lexan® Sheet
All Solid Polycarbonate sheets are clear as standard. The material Polycarbonate offers an extreme impact strength that exceeds the majority of other clear plastics. Polycarbonate sheets can work in temperatures of -100 to +120 °C while still maintaining a high optical clarity and have a good fire rating.
A popular plastic material used to make shatterproof windows, it has a better light transmission than regular glass.
Our experienced machinists, Polycarbonate Specialists, can produce small or large batch quantities with high accuracy and high speed, making this an economic form of producing cut to shape plastic parts. Customers from the Conveyor Manufacture to the high tech world of underwater exploration use Sentinels skilled staff to gain benefits, including cost saving and problem solving during the design process.
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Some information gathered from Bayer – Read more here https://www.bayersheeteurope.com/50/Products/Makrolon.htm