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CNC Machining

Cut My Plastic provides the latest in CNC machining capabilities for a host of different plastic applications, creating bespoke items with fast delivery. We specialise in various materials including Perspex, acrylic, PETG and polycarbonate, as well as engineered plastics such as acetal, nylon, polyethylene, ABS and more.

Each type of plastic comes with its own characteristics and tolerances, so ensuring the correct tools are used when machining is essential for the best result and surface finish. Our experienced team can provide CNC machining services for all of your two-dimensional or three-dimensional product needs, utilising our expertise and knowledge to ensure you receive the highest quality items possible.

 

Whether it’s using the latest technology to produce plastic turned parts from all types of industrial plastics or creating high quality components using CNC milling techniques, our skilled machinists can fabricate large or small quantities of plastic parts with high speed and accuracy. The process is simple – upload a CAD file, choose the material and the quantity you need, and we’ll do the rest. And our quick delivery means you can stay on schedule when it comes to completing your project.

 

Our Other Services

  

Plastic Fabrication

 

Our expertise enables us to develop any design through our plastic fabrication services.

 

 

CNC Engraving 

Using a top of the range CNC engraver, we can create bespoke engravings to any surface.

  

CNC Routing 

We offer high-quality CNC routing services to meet your exact specifications.

 

CNC Milling

 

We produce designs to a high level of accuracy using state-of-the-art milling machinery.

 

CNC Turning

 

Our detailed turning services allow us to create custom parts and intricate components.

 

 

What can Cut My Plastic do for you?

 

  • Using the latest equipment, we can provide high production volumes of moulded plastic. 
  • Our UK warehouse means we’re able to provide small batch manufacturing at competitive prices.
  • From simple to intricate designs, our expertise enables us to develop the most complex of orders to a high standard.

  

What does CNC machining entail? 

CNC, or Computer Numerical Control, is the manufacturing process of using digitised data to automate machinery using programmed commands. Various complex tools can be controlled using this method, from mills and lathes to grinders and routers. Contemporary CNC systems use Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) programmes to produce products that meticulously match the original design.

 

A CAD drawing is created in either 2D or 3D which is converted into a CAM format that directs the process. An operator will then run a test of the programme once it’s loaded to ensure there are no issues or faults beforehand, known as ‘cutting air’. The language used to operate tools is known as G-Code which works to control a range of features, including the coordination and feed rate, as well as the positioning and speed. The result is a highly precise product that meets the exact specifications without the risk of human error.

 

It is suitable for one-off, smaller jobs as well as medium volume production, providing complete flexibility. One of the key benefits of digitised machining is the ability to work with a wide variety of materials, including metal and plastic. However, there are many advantages of this type of production, such as more accuracy than manual machining, the opportunity to produce exact replicas as many times as necessary, and the ability to create complex shapes and large sizes with ease.

CNC machining can produce parts with incredibly tight tolerances of less than half a diameter of an average human hair, so it’s great for high-end applications, and is one of the most cost-effective manufacturing processes. This system can be used for multiple operations, including sawing, laser cutting, welding, routing, hole punching and gluing, offering great design freedom.

 

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