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Machining to Meet Your Needs

With our expertise in CNC plastic machining, nobody beats Jaco. There’s a wide variety of CNC shops out there, but they tend to focus more on metal cutting, making plastic machining an afterthought. On the other side, most plastics manufacturers use injection molding exclusively and aren’t knowledgeable about CNC machining. Jaco is an authority on both, making us a reliable choice for your plastic CNC machining needs.

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Choose a Manufacturer that Specializes in CNC Plastic Machining

For more than 70 years, Jaco has been providing CNC plastic machining as a plastic component fabricator better than industry competitors. We have unparalleled knowledge of thermoset and thermoplastic engineered materials and our machining capabilities include 5-axis machining, routing, milling, and turning with precision tolerances of .0001″. We continue to invest in advanced equipment that enables us to handle high tolerance requirements, as well as small and large volume projects at competitive pricing.

Count on Jaco to provide complete solutions for your engineering and CNC plastic machining needs. We feature a precision-focused CNC machining shop. Our reliable machining capabilities provide customers with quality machined parts. We can create custom programs directly from your files or drawings to ensure the accuracy of every finished product you receive.

Does Your Company Have CNC Plastic Machining Needs?

We use our experienced manufacturing team to get your plastic parts made no matter how complex. With state-of-the-art equipment and fundamental knowledge of plastic machining, Jaco is your manufactured plastics solution.

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What is CNC Plastic Machining?

In order to understand the breadth of experience Jaco has in CNC plastic machining, it’s important to also understand what “CNC” means. CNC stands for computer numerical control, and is a machining process in which a pre-programmed computer software feeds directions to tools and machinery to create products. Because CNC machining is so effective, it’s used in a range of industries and processes. CNC machines can control grinders, lathes, mills, and more.

Another benefit of CNC plastic machining is that it can allow three dimensional cutting tasks to be done in a single set of prompts. For that reason, it’s preferred for more complex parts. Manual machining requires that an operator be there to guide the machine(s) using levers and buttons. With CNC plastic machining, there is no longer the need for this extra person. This advanced method simply requires the right directions to feed to a machine, and it can complete tasks automatically.

CNC Plastic Machining Types

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As mentioned, CNC machine for plastic productions can use a number of different tools and operations. Whether you need to complete PEEK CNC machining or a different type of CNC plastic process, here are some machines that may be utilized.

Lathes: A lathe machine cuts pieces in a circular direction using indexable tools. Using CNC plastic machining, the lathes carry out the cutting with precision and high velocity. When compared to manual machines, CNC plastic operations can produce far more complex designs that simply aren’t possible without this advanced technology.

Plasma Cutter: A plasma cutter works by using a plasma torch to cut material. As opposed to CNC machine for plastic productions, the plasma cutter is most often used in metal processing.

CNC Mills: A CNC mill runs based on number and letter prompts that guide pieces and parts across distances. The most basic CNC mills use a three-axis system (X,Y,Z) to shape parts. However, more advanced CNC plastic technology can sometimes incorporate up to three additional axes.

Plastic CNC Machining Parts

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Although CNC machining can be used for a number of materials, Jaco Products specializes in working with a range of plastics. CNC plastic machining is a subtractive manufacturing process that begins with a solid block of plastic. As the computer feeds the machine(s) directions, the block is cut and shaped down to its intended form.

The cutting tools used for plastic CNC machining parts need to be precise and uniform. CNC machining is popular because it can replicate parts quickly and accurately no matter how complicated they are. CNC plastic machining works with incredibly tight tolerances to create a range of parts in industries like medicine, food and beverage services, and aerospace.

So what materials can be used for plastic CNC machining parts? Here are some common machining plastics:

PEEK Plastic: PEEK CNC machining is one facet of plastic manufacturing that uses PEEK material to form pasts. PEEK is a high-performance thermoplastic that has excellent machining properties and can withstand chemical changes better than most other plastics.

Nylon: Nylon refers to a broad category of low-friction engineering thermoplastics that have a high impact strength. Nylon is often used for CNC plastic machining because it can withstand wear and tear and doesn’t react poorly to oil and fuel.

Delrin: Delrin is the shorthand name for acetal resins that are semi-crystalline thermoplastic polymers. When it comes to plastic CNC machining parts, Delrin is a popular choice because it can create stiff parts, has low friction, and has high dimensional stability.

Plastic Materials We Work With

Jaco specializes in the CNC plastic machining of:

  • Delrin
  • Nylon 6/6, 6, 6/12
  • HDPE
  • FR-4
  • G-10
  • PEEK
  • Lexan/Polycarbonate
  • PTFE
  • Teflon
  • Udel
  • UHMWPE
  • Acrylic
  • Ultem

CNC Plastic Machining

We utilize 5-Axis CNC machining methods at our advanced plastic manufacturing center, so we can create precision prototypes and components with ease. We also offer these services at competitive pricing regardless of volume. Furthermore, our knowledge surrounding thermoplastic and thermoset materials allows us to customize your plastic components to your application’s requirements.

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Why Choose Jaco Over Other Plastic Machining Companies?

In addition to high-quality products and machining processes, we offer:

  • Advanced quality control processes that meet and outperform industry standards
  • Full-service machining from assistance with product development to final production
  • Advanced CNC Manufacturing Equipment
  • Vendor-managed inventory systems for supporting your process.
  • Custom Packaging Options
  • Total dedication to customer satisfaction with every project.

Jaco Products maintains a leading position in the plastic machining industry by offering unmatched precision and versatility. As a result, we can tackle the most unique and complex applications and projects. Furthermore, our innovative approach to plastic CNC machining yields effective solutions for any manufacturing project. We excel at precision plastic machining and design, so you can depend on Jaco for all your plastic part needs.

Turn to Jaco for Your Plastic Machining Needs

Processing and machining of all parts occur in our completely controlled environment. There is quality in every part we machine and we maintain a complete record of each and every product.

If you would like to know more or you are interested in learning about Jaco and our plastic machining abilities, call us today.