Experienced Plastic Machining
August 13, 2020
Experienced Plastic Machining UK
Experienced Plastic Machining of turned Parts and milled Components.
With, many enquiries arriving on our sales teams desks every day. Customers can rely on the Quality of, and Experience of, Sentinels team members. Thus, this enables customers’ requirements to be expertly handled from those initial enquiries to final despatch. In addition, a production control system which, in conjunction with a robust Quality system, enables close and accurate monitoring of every order.
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Experienced Plastic Machining Turned Parts
Certainly, with most Engineering Plastics, while turning on a lathe, you can go extremely quickly with your feeds and speeds. Examples of some the materials are, Acetal, Nylon, PTFE, ABS, PVC and so on. Most noteworthy, in most but not all cases, the chips stay together, forming a ribbon and are easily removed from the Machine. Also, your tools will not dull or wear (practically not at all). Standard high-speed steel will be ample for turning every day Engineering Plastic. Whereas Insulation industrial Plastic require far more specialist care and techniques.
Next, it is worth noting, you do not need Machining fluid. That is to say, the surface finishes obtained, feel and look great. Also, high standards of tolerance and finish are achieved. Also, tools that cut steel or aluminium will generally work very well with most Plastic. So much so, in many cases, there are no special tooling requirements. Hence no added tool costs to pass on.
Similarly, for milling most Plastic, the above can be applied. Hence, the Engineering Plastic milled, are again, fast speeds and feeds, with some exceptions and individual preferences. Moreover, when milling Plastic, it can be less problematic than turning. Mainly due, to the lack of a ribbon, continuous swarf, being generated. Importantly, Sentinel has a large capacity milling capability. Also, with many Machines dedicated to specific materials to prevent cross contamination. Also, as with turning, no coolants are required. Indeed, the use of coolants can be detrimental to many insulation materials.
Examples of Capacity Available at Sentinel
Significantly, Sentinel have 15 No CNC Machines, which includes 2 Mazak VCN 530C with 5 No XYZ 1020 VMC. Also 3 Bridgeport’s VMC plus 2 ProTurn Lathes and a 2 Mazak Mill/Turn. These are just a few of the Machines that are available to produce Quality Plastic CNC Components.
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