Custom Fabrication to Exacting Standards
Plas‐Tech uses many cutting edge fabrication and finishing techniques to create your component to your exacting standards. We use the latest machinery to achieve tight tolerances while maintaining your raw material’s strength and other beneficial properties. Other fabrication processes offer cost‐effective solutions that can still create a final product that meets the high demands of your environmental and technical challenges.
Over our twenty‐eight years of manufacturing plastics, we’ve mastered many fabrication and finishing techniques. Here’s what we offer.
- 3 and 5‐Axis CNC Machining
- Mill and lathe machining
- 3‐Axis laser cutting
- Drape forming
- Line bending
- Precision die cutting
- Diamond finishing
- Flame polishing
- Pin routering
- Vinyl application
- Hard coating
- Hot stamping
When you work with Plas‐Tech, you’ll also get our expert advice on which materials and fabrication processes best suit your project. We want to achieve the look and function you have in mind, within your budget and timeline. Our expertise will help you achieve the quality product you want.
Learn more about each of our manufacturing capabilities below. Or, contact us to discuss your project—we promise it’s a call worth making.
Plastic Manufacturing Techniques and Processes
Plas‐Tech has the latest CNC technology to produce quality, precise components or finished products. Our machines have tight tolerances that can meet the demands of aerospace, food processing, assembly line manufacturing, transportation and more. Complex designs may need 5‐Axis CNC machining, which can produce 3‐dimensional components at cost savings, or perform complex contour work. Other projects call for mill and lathe machining or 3‐Axis laser cutting. Whichever you need, we can provide it.
- 3‐Axis CNC Machining: Component sizes range from 0.125 inches to 120 inches, with tolerances of +/- .005 inches. Acceptable file formats include DXF, DWG, STEP, IGS, and SLPRT.
- 5‐Axis CNC Machining: Tolerances in the range of +/- 0.005 inches, 5 x 10 feet capacity and 48 inches of travel on the Z‐Axis.
- Mill and Lathe Machining: Maximum part size is 40 x 20 x 20 inches.
- 3‐Axis Laser Cutting: Component sizes range from 0.125 inches to 120 inches with tolerances of +/- 0.005 inches. Acceptable file formats include DXF, DWG, STEP, IGS, and SLPRT.
With our 5‐Axis CNC machines, Plas‐Tech also offers several types of tooling, including:
- MDF tool
- Renshape/Urethane tool
- Fiberglass tool
- Aluminum tool
It’s convenient to send us your product files, as our Mastercam software is compatible with all file types. If you’re not sure which type of tooling is right for your product, you should reach out to us at Plas‐Tech. We’re proud to offer our clients practical, expert advice that helps them make the best manufacturing decisions for their goals.
Plas‐Tech has been drape forming for 15 years. This process can bring many advantages to your design, including shaping large curves without compromising thickness or stretching the material. Plus, this is a cost‐effective manufacturing option. Contact us to talk about whether drape forming is right for your product.
Achieve any bend your design needs with Plas‐Tech’s many line bending machines. We offer both water‐cooled and radiant heat elements to bend your plastic to your specifications, quickly and uniformly.
Medical devices, electronics, and many other industries need excellent tolerances on fine components. With our precision die cutting services, Plas‐Tech offers just that.
These two processes can be used to create complex mouldings or to emboss thin plastic sheets. Thermoforming is a more cost‐effective process of pressing warmed plastic into a mould. Vacuum forming is similar but also uses suction to form the plastic, allowing for a rigid and robust finished product. Which process is right for you? Contact Plas‐Tech to discuss your product needs.
Plas‐Tech can improve the life‐span of your part or finished product by applying a hard coating. Acrylic and Polycarbonate can be protected from abrasion and ultraviolet (UV) radiation, making a scratch‐resistant, light‐resistant and even chemical‐resistant final product.
You can finish your plastic material without compromising your company’s environmentally‐friendly commitment. Hot stamping applies graphics to virtually any plastic without using inks, solvents, or generating dangerous vapours. This simple process is also called foil stamping. Contact us to talk about whether hot stamping is the right finishing process for your product, or if printing will better suit your needs.
Vinyl can help your plastic keeps its good looks for longer. Adhesives can allow you to mount your material or can stick two components together.
Plas‐Tech offers several types of vinyls and adhesives including:
- Diamond finishing
- Flame polishing
- Pin routering
We have a dedicated quality control department that checks every part to your specifications. Plas‐Tech is the dedicated manufacturer that will ensure we’re fabricating your plastic component to your standards, consistently.
Plas‐Tech is your one‐stop shop for plastic manufacturing. We’re happy to assemble your finished product for you, so you don’t have to lift a finger.
If you have questions about our manufacturing capabilities, please reach out to us at Plas‐Tech. We have the expert knowledge you need to make the best decisions for your product’s raw materials, fabricating techniques and finishing.