Polypropylene Machining – Probably one of the most popular Engineering Plastic Materials. A very versatile engineering plastic that has many advantages, namely acid resistance, light weight with high impact resistance.
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Polypropylene has a relatively slippery surface which can make it a possible substitute for plastics like Acetal (POM) in low friction applications like gears or for use as a contact point for furniture. Perhaps a negative aspect of this quality is that it can be difficult to bond Polypropylene to other surfaces (i.e. it does not adhere well to certain glues that work fine with other plastics and sometimes has to be welded in the event that forming a joint is required).
Polypropylene is widely used as sheet stock for CNC machine manufacturing. When we prototype a small number of polypropylene parts we typically CNC machine them. Polypropylene has gained a reputation as a material that cannot be machined. This is because it has a low annealing temperature, which means that it starts to deform under heat. Because it is a very soft material in general, it requires an extremely high skill level to be cut with precision.
Important properties for polypropylene are as follows.
- Excellent moisture/chemical resistance
- good impact resistance
- superior tensile strength
In conclusion Polypropylene has many uses, typical uses are as follows.
- mechanical parts
- Food Processing
- wear strips
- tank linings
- livestock industries
- Conveyor and material handling systems
Polypropylene CNC Milled Parts
Certainly, impressive, is the large capacity of CNC Milling capabilities. But also, Sentinel Plastics Ltd can draw on many years’ experience to produce high precision components from high specification industrial plastics materials.
Whether your requirement is for one off or high batch polypropylene milled parts, the capacity available is ever increasing. Lead times kept to a minimum. Never compromising on quality.
Sentinel has a vast understanding and knowledge in machining exceptional quality plastic parts for various industries. Polypropylene milled parts – supplied for medical, subsea and power control.
Polypropylene Turned Parts
Sentinel has produced polypropylene turned parts, using the latest CNC Lathes technology, for many years. Our experienced team can produce large or small batches. Commonly, one off prototype polypropylene turned parts and large batches. Also, from all the various types of Engineering industrial plastics available to today’s markets, similar parts are produced.
The company is well known for producing Polypropylene Turned Parts to high quality standards, in many variant forms. Whether, it’s a one off prototype, or higher production levels, they are cost effectively produced. All are bespoke parts to customer specification.
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Sentinel has Five Engineering Industrial Plastics Manufacturing Industries CNC Routing machines; all are able to produce almost any cut shape from the extensive range of industrial plastics available in today’s market. Visit our Engineering Materials Page
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