CNC Router Plastic Sheet Machining

All of which are able of producing almost any Plastic cut shapes. Thus from, the extensive range of Engineering Industrial Plastics available in today’s market. Having cutting tables, Materials ranging from 1mm up to 50mm in thickness. Examples of Materials CNC Machined Polycarbonate, Lexan, Acrylic, Perspex, Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Tufnol, Nylon, PVC, Acetal, Delrin PETG.


Generally, cutting operations generate some amount of heat, which can damage the plastic material. When cutting plastics, operators must take care to avoid causing thermal warping. With proper precautions, sawing is completely appropriate for cutting plastic sheets to a desired size and shape.


While turning operations involve the rotation of the plastic workpiece, milling operations require the rotation of the cutting tool to remove chips of plastic from the stationary workpiece. Some milling techniques work better with plastics than others (such as down-milling), but the ideal choice depends on a number of factors.


Plastic turning operations occur on a lathe, which rotates and manipulates the workpiece to allow the stationary cutting tool to cut and remove excess material as per the intended design.


Drilling plastics can be risky, resulting in overheating or shearing if the proper drill isn’t selected. However, given the proper preparation and tools, a skilled technician can create both small and large diameter holes in a plastic product without damaging its structure.