CNC turning of plastics
CNC turning is a precise machining technique in which a tool can only move linearly and does not make any rotary movements (2-axis). You can make relatively complex plastic products using CNC turning.
In general, turning machines work faster than milling machines and can deliver the same quality and precision on products made from bar stock.
Possibilities of CNC turning
There are many benefits to the outsourcing of your plastic turning. In view of the increasing demand for precision-turned products, we are continuously expanding our capacity when it comes to lathes. This means we can respond faster and better to your needs, for both single items and serial production.
Almost all of BKB Precision’s new machines are automated. This enables us to make optimal use of the available capacity, so that we can always meet your demands. Depending on the product, we can decide whether to carry out the turning process on one of our turning machines or turning-milling combination machines.
Benefit of CNC turning
The great benefit of CNC turning is that you can easily do things like rounding edges and making notches. This is particularly interesting when the material which has to be processed is longer and larger. The material is rotated at high speed – therefore rotating only on its X and Z axes – which enables you to create a cylindrical shape. CNC turning can also be used to quickly and accurately make grooves in (round) blocks.
Our comprehensive range of machine tools ensures accuracy, efficiency and flexibility in the machining process. Tools come in many shapes and sizes, and there are different operating speeds for different applications. And if we don’t have the right tool, we will develop and produce one specifically for our customer.
For fully automated turning, the maximum turning diameter is 290mm and the maximum length is 1,000mm.
Do you have any questions about turning plastics? Please feel free to contact us. You can telephone us on +31 (0)40 267 01 01 or fill in and send our contact form. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
Berrie van de Burgt
Roy van Densen