Machining Polycarbonate: Creating Tough and Durable Plastic Parts

PEP Connecticut Plastics is a quality polycarbonate machining company that ensures you get the product and parts results that you want and need. Our professional resources and capable team will ensure that the job you need done is completed in a timely and efficient manner.

What is Polycarbonate?

Polycarbonate is a type of amorphous thermoplastic, soft and pliable above a significantly high temperature but strong when cooled and solidified. Today it is widely used for a number of different purposes and is one of the reasons the machining polycarbonate services we offer are high in demand. We can create any type and size of product you need to meet your unique requirements.

Advantages Offered by Polycarbonate

There are a number of properties that polycarbonate possesses, making it competitive when compared to other types of plastics. For example, it offers mechanical strength and optical transparency. It is also heat and impact resistant, making it a product that can be used for safety purposes. Over the years, we have refined the process of machining polycarbonate and know that it offers good dimensional stability. Also, due to the fact that it is biologically inert, it can be used as a type of electrical insulation.

Where is Polycarbonate Used?

Machined polycarbonate parts are used throughout a number of different industries. At PEP Connecticut plastics, we have created parts for dome lights, instrument panels, compact discs, safety glasses, lab equipment, lenses, aircraft components, windows, eyeglasses, automotive headlight lenses, machine glazing, cases, visors, display lights, sunglasses, drinking glasses, face shields, lab equipment , houseware items, and the list goes on. However, this is not the extent of our capabilities. We also have the ability to create custom products for your needs. We will work with you to ensure you have results that you need for your application or purposes. Some of the industries we serve and create standard or custom parts for include aerospace, aircraft, industrial, electrical, automotive, lighting and parts for business machines.

How We Machine the Polycarbonate Material

There are a number of different processes used to create the products we offer. Each process is completed by a trained team to ensure the results of the machining polycarbonate process is seamless and that superior products and parts are achieved. Some of the plastic machining processes that we use include lathe tooling technology, plastic milling, and micro plastic machining and we finish our products with various plastic polishing methods and annealing or stress relieving of the plastics. For polycarbonate polishing, in particular, vapor polishing or buffing is commonly used.

If you are in need of any type of product or parts that need to be transparent, impact resistant, can provide electrical insulation, have low water absorption and are overall strong and stable, contact our team at PEP Connecticut Plastics about our machining polycarbonate services. To learn more about our quality polycarbonate machining process and about our company, contact us today.