CNC Lathes Turning Plastic
Commonly asked, can Industrial Engineering Plastics be turned on a lathe? Similarly, as with milling, most plastics can be machined in to a quality precision component. Though, it takes an experienced engineering plastic company, as in this case Sentinel Plastics, to accurately machine fabricate many of the variant forms. All of which can throw up there own complex problems.
For sure, plastics machining is inclined to lend itself better to solid, rigid, none flexible plastic materials. Such as Acetal, Polycarbonate, Abs, fibre reinforced thermosetting plastics materials, reinforced nylons, acrylic or PEEK all of which have good relative rigidity. For sure, less rigid plastic can be machined. Unfortunately though, it tends to deform and bend away when the cutter attempts to cut the component. Thus, making the achievement of a good finish and fine dimensional tolerances extremely difficult.
Specialised in all ‘and only’ Plastic Parts Manufacturing
Customers can be assured, as Sentinel works solely with plastic, they have a focus that gives an edge over its UK competitors. Certainly, those in the metal machining. And, companies who concentrate on specific types of plastic material, do not have the broad capabilities that Sentinel does.
Some Plastic CNC Turned Materials
Examples of just some commonly Machined materials are Nylon 6, Cast Nylon, Nylatron MoS2, Glass filled Nylon, Polyester Glass, EM42, Tufnol®, HDPE, LDPE, PE1000, PE500, PTFE, Teflon, PVDF, Acetal, Delrin, Also Peek, Arnite, SRBP, SRBF, Polypropylene, Polycarbonate, Perspex and Epoxy Glass.