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.
Does this plastic Peek part look see through? It does because it nearly is not there. .0008" +/- .0001 wall thickness for a medical device in Peek Optima makes this one of our toughest parts yet. Implant application. A good example how Connecticut Plastics leads the industry in plastic turning.
8" x 4" x 6" Polycarbonate block to close tolerances on critical dimensions. Special processing techniques required to hold size and accuracy once center portion is removed.
A hallmark of PEP Connecticut Plastics is to always find a way to produce production plastic machined components for our customers, no matter what the challenge. From tight tolerance, difficult geometries, and unstable materials we push the boundaries of plastic machining to help our customers design some of the worlds most advanced equipment.
Difficult parts is our showcase of challenging plastic parts that we have produced. This group of components typically have required us to go beyond traditional plastic machining techniques and learn approaches that are new even to us. Please browse our photos here and in the other galleries. There are surprising examples of parts with unique features. Some which are machined to be springs and our thinnest wall ever in PEEK-OPTIMA® – .0008″!. Abrasive/unstable material and tolerances to .0002 are typical challenges we face every day.
Need help with an unusual application? Please call our engineering department. They are available to discuss material selection, machining concerns and polishing to name a few.