Milled Parts @ Sentinel Plastics Ltd
October 24, 2019
Sentinel draws on many years experience. As well as, large capacity capabilities, for producing CNC Milled parts. The company produce’s high quality components from most specification plastics materials.
Firstly, the term milled Parts, or milling machining, are used to describe a machining process. Simply put, milling in engineering is a method of producing parts or components on a machine, via a cutter, with movement in various directions. Then, blocks of material, in this case plastics, are placed on a milled parts machining table. Finally, clamped to prevent movement, and a cutter removes material to designated coordinates. An in depth description can be found here.
Importantly, milling plastics can differ greatly from the traditionally milled metals and alloys. Experience is key when working with the many different types of plastics in today’s market place. In traditional milling coolants are commonly key to producing the required results. Noteworthy, when Milling Plastic materials, coolants have to be carefully introduced. They can be detrimental to the parts functionality. For example, GPO or Polyester Glass type materials can suffer from moisture ingress. With these materials being used for insulation in electrical systems, this could be catastrophic. Machining of GPO must be without any coolant or cutting compounds. This is just one material amongst many hundreds of types, and variants of types, of available plastics. All of which require a particular skill set to machine.
Plastic CNC Milled Parts. This is the process of milling plastic block via numerically controlled machinery. On line programming, on the milling machine console, or off line programming, PC database programmed and then transferred to the machine for execution. Again, when machining plastics, careful consideration has to be taken. The very same considerations previously discussed will come into play. The majority of today’s machining is carried out on CNC Programmed Millers and Lathes. The company has carefully chosen the high quality machines it now employs for milled parts.
Quality Parts Milling
Whilst being able to offer an excellent reliable service, built-up over many years. Notably, with individual staff members having over 30 years’ experience in the field of plastics engineering. Importantly, it is essential to be able to back this up with a quality system that insures that customers are getting the components they require, not only on time, but to a high quality standard and finish.
For many years now, we have been working with the B.S.I. maintaining our I.S.O. 9001 Quality standard. This, combined with a long proven track record, our commitment to quality is never in doubt.
Ideally Located For Plastic CNC Milling UK
Milled Parts – Strategically positioned in the heart of the West Midlands. A valuable position for a business that supplies, milled parts, to companies all over the UK and Europe. Markedly, we have clients in China and the USA as well as in the local vicinity. Having an already large client base, among whom it can boast many long-term blue-chip clienteles. Essentially, through reputation, but, also due to a very active and successful marketing team.
Bespoke Machined Components
Importantly, all parts are bespoke, customer specific. Either working from Prototypes, drawings or descriptions, making a one off or hundreds of parts. significantly, the company has flexibility to meet most requirements.
Finally, some commonly Machined milled parts materials are Nylon 6, Cast Nylon, Nylatron MoS2, Glass filled Nylon parts. Also Polyester Glass, EM42, Tufnol®, HDPE, LDPE, PE1000, PE500, PTFE, Teflon, PVDF, Acetal, Delrin, Peek, Arnite, SRBP Tube, SRBF, Polypropylene and Epoxy Glass parts.
In conclusion Sentinel is an Engineering Plastic milled parts machining company, specialising in milled parts Plastic Machining – Plastic Fabrication of all types of industrial engineering plastics to customer specifications.
A respected manufacturer of high-quality plastic machined parts. Some of which includes, base plates, slides, Bespoke Conveyor Parts, Insulation plates, Bearings, plastic machined parts and Scraper Blades. Plus many more variations of machined and fabricated components used in a wide variety of industries, all made from the huge range of industrial plastics available in today’s market.
As a result we consider ourselves ‘The One Stop Shop’ for Plastic Engineering Components milled parts, one of, if not the top milling companies UK.
At Sentinel Plastics you can have Turned or Milled parts as well as Routed and Fabricated. Welding, Polishing and Assembly of plastic parts are just some of the other services available. Whether you require Precision parts, Prototypes, Production Batches or just some help and advice. Sentinel Plastics Ltd staff are more than willing to help. Please peruse the website. Let us help with your enquiry on an email, alternatively please do give us a call.