Plastic CNC Machining Guidance

Last Updated on January 25, 2022 by Leizi

Now the precision requirements for plastic parts are getting higher. That’s why CNC plastic machines are constantly updated. CNC machining helps us to make plastic components by substrating the extra material on the lumpy material according to the program of the Computer.

And we often apply CNC machining to produce low-volume plastic components with high precision. There is a wide application in numerous industries: automotive, aerospace, medical, semiconductors, consumer goods, etc.

Plastic CNC Machining

Why Do We Need to Choose Plastic for Our CNC Machining?

Because of its low cost, high workability, light weight, and durability, plastic has popularity in almost every industry. Meanwhile, various plastics have unique properties. The engineering manufacturer partner you choose needs to be very familiar with the properties of the plastics. Then, they can choose the most suitable plastic for your CNC machining project.

There are some common plastics suitable for CNC machining: ABS, Nyon, Acrylic, Delrin, HDPE, Polycarbonate, PEEK, PP, LDPE, POM, etc. If you have no experience in choosing the right material for your CNC machining, your supplier will help you do that.

Plastic CNC Machining Methods

Three divisions of plastic CNC machining are CNC Milling, CNC Turning, and CNC Drilling are   Each one can make plastic components with different performances. We often apply CNC milling on the flat and lumpy plastic. At the same time, CNC drilling CNC milling is similar to each other while their difference relies on the axis they use. CNC turning is suitable for processing cylindrical plastic parts.

Plastic CNC MillingPlastic CNC TurningPlastic CNC Drilling

Figure1 CNC Milling/Turning/Drilling Parts

That’s an short introduction about how we do plastic CNC machining. If you are interested in our capability, you can send an e-mail to Ruitai anytime. And we will reply to you as soon as possible.