What is Plastic Machining?
Plastic machining is a subtractive method of shaping and forming a product by removing layers of material. While there are many different manufacturing processes that can be classified as plastic machining, the three most common techniques are turning, milling and drilling.
- Turning– Material is rotated by a chuck while a tool is fed through the workpiece to remove material until the desired shape has been achieved. These processes are almost always carried out by lathes.
- Drilling– Material is fixed to a table while a drill tool is rotated into the workpiece to create bores in a part. Since drilling is a very simple process, it can be done on both lathes and mills.
- Milling– Material is fixed to a sliding table while a spindle equipped with cutting tools is raised and lowered to machine complex forms. The milling is carried out using milling machines or machining centers.
Looking for a Reliable Plastic Machining Company?
Jaco puts quality, experience, and commitment into every phase of the machining process. We maintain state-of-the-art machining capabilities and ensure our equipment undergoes rigid quality inspections. We take pride in our attention to detail when providing CNC plastic machining because it means a quick and efficient turnaround for you. Our competitive prices and on-time delivery of your precision machined components help improve your business and streamline your operations.
We understand how important it is to find a company that is capable of giving you what you need on time. We commit to quality parts and we get those parts to you by the deadline and at an affordable price.
Why Work With a Plastic Machining Manufacturer?
Jaco Products is proud to be a leading plastic machining manufacturer in Ohio. We are a one-stop shop for custom injection molding services and precision plastic machining. But why should you choose Jaco as the plastic machining manufacturer for your machined plastic parts? Simply, we have the highest quality materials and the most efficient processes.
We take efficiency seriously at Jaco. We don’t like to waste any product. Machining plastic parts requires CNC technology for exact cuts and preventing mistakes. This guarantees there is no material wasted and less material is used overall. Our clients benefit from this process because the machining plastic process is fast and efficient, so turnaround times for their machined parts are exceptional.
Another reason to choose a plastic machining manufacturer like Jaco is durability. Thanks to our numerous plastic fabrication processes, we can manipulate plastic components into any machined plastic part that you need. When you need reliable parts and fast turnaround times, choose Jaco Products.
Experts in Machining Difficult Materials
With Jaco Products, our experts have the ability to machine materials that most shops won’t touch. Reach out to us for a quote on any plastic materials you need machined.
Delrin plastic has a wide variety of uses, from gears to conveyor system parts. Delrin is a durable plastic that is resistant to moisture and chemicals. But Delrin doesn’t respond well to adhesives, which make bonding difficult. Delrin is a flammable plastic that can become deformed during machining if the heat is too high.
Machining Delrin, a thermoplastic, is different from machining thermoset plastics. Thermoplastics melt when heat is applied and thermosets remain set once they are formed. These specific intricacies must be understood to machine Delrin parts. Jaco Products has the knowledge and expertise to machine Delrin into the product you need.
Ultem plastic is a semi-transparent, high-strength plastic that can operate in high temperature environments. Some other advantages of Ultem are that it is conductive and food contact acceptable. Ultem processing costs are high, there are limited color options, and it requires high processing temperatures.
PEEK plastic, or polyetheretherketone, is a semi-crystalline thermoplastic. It has low moisture intake, strength across various temperatures, and high chemical resistance. PEEK is expensive and not very resistant to UV light.
Jaco’s vast experience in nylon machining creates the ability to offer competitive pricing for CNC machined nylon parts. Jaco has the best plastic machining processes to speed up the traditional setup of machining plastic. Jaco’s methods decrease the number of setups by a significant amount.
Nylon machining brings a wide range of benefits and is lightweight, wear and vibration-resistant, and has a high tensile strength. If you are replacing an older product or creating a product from scratch, our nylon machining will bring you the most durable product possible and stay within your budget.