This part was being produced by another plastic machine shop. The customer was receiving a high-level of parts that they had to reject. They required a hole to hole tolerance of ±0.001″ and their previous supplier had a hard time achieving it consistently. Jaco’s technical staff reviewed the part and determined that by using a 5-axis machining center with two set-ups that they could not only hold the required tolerances but also reduce the part cost by reducing the set-ups.
The part is machined from acetal which is a stable, non-hygroscopic, NSF approved material well suited for food processing equipment. This component is part of a rail system used in food processing manufacturing.
Jaco was able to help this customer reduce their part cost and reject rate. Jaco’s technical staff welcomes the opportunity to review your machined plastic parts to see if their experience, advanced precision plastic machining techniques and a little creativity can reduce your cost on complex plastic components in addition to improving part quality and tolerances.