Part requires optical clarity for proper operation.
Superior finish combined with vapor polishing produces optical clarity.
Instrument shield stress cracks in service.
Machine components while maintaining low stress levels. Final stress relieving cycle eliminates future stress cracking.
Samples of polycarbonate micro machined parts
Samples of polycarbonate machining
Medical device component, precision machined in polycarbonate.
Medical dilator, machined in polycarbonate, and vapor polished.
Polycarbonate medical part.
Medical device needs near sharp edge (.002-.006) for minimal dead space in blood flow path. No nicks or scratches.
Difficult application as processing through vapor polish can scrap part. Special handling procedures meets the customers quality requirements.
Polycarbonate vapor polishing before and after.
Plastic Polishing after machining, using vapor method to achieve an optical quality finish.
Sample of vapor polishing on a polycarbonate component
Before and after affects of vapor polishing on polycarbonate.
Sample of bead blasted polycarbonate component.
Sample of vapor polishing on polycarbonate part.
Polycarbonate components, after vapor polishing to achieve optical quality finish.
Black polycarbonate part for the spray coating and auto industry. Vapor polished with heat staked inserts and vapor polished.
Machined polycarbonate coupling. Customer requested flexible coupling for medical application. Part is essentially a spring with little rigidity and C axis machining requirements. The challenge is to remove material in a predetermined fashion to meet the final design without compromising the material.
Custom cylinder from 6" rod stock. Requires UV bonding for no leak barb retention plus vapor polishing.
For superior impact resistance in your applications, consider polycarbonate machine-grade thermoplastic. This transparent material has a high modulus of elasticity, without compromising strength or structure. Excellent electrical properties and low moisture absorption extend its viability for use in a variety of electronic applications. For increased rigidity, machine-grade polycarbonate can be reinforced with glass fiber.
Easily machined, polished, welded, and bonded, polycarbonate transmits 88% of light, making it ideal for windows and similar transparent products.