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Plastic CNC machining

A wide range of plastics for CNC machining, with applications in multiple industries. Ideal for both one-off prototypes and end-use custom parts.

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POM (Delrin/Acetal)
Desc High stiffness, high accuracy, low friction, easy to machine.
Price

$ $ $ $ $

Nylon
Desc Excellent mechanical properties, thermal, chemical and abrasion resistant.
Price

$ $ $ $ $

ABS
Desc Common thermoplastic, impact resistant, easy to machine.
Price

$ $ $ $ $

PEEK
Desc High-performance thermoplastic, very high strength, thermal and chemical resistant.
Price

$ $ $ $ $

PTFE (Teflon)
Desc Low friction, chemical and thermal resistant.
Price

$ $ $ $ $

Polycarbonate
Desc High toughness, excellent impact strength, transparent.
Price

$ $ $ $ $

Polyethylene
Desc Excellent strength-to-weight ratio, impact and weather resistant.
Price

$ $ $ $ $

PVC
Desc Excellent chemical and weather resistance and good toughness.
Price

$ $ $ $ $

PMMA (Acrylic)
Desc Transparent rigid plastic often used as a substitute for glass.
Price

$ $ $ $ $

PET
Desc Tough plastic that offers excellent wear resistance and mechanical strength.
Price

$ $ $ $ $

Polypropylene
Desc Excellent chemical resistance. Food-safe grades available.
Price

$ $ $ $ $

G-10
Desc High strength, low moisture absorption, and high level of electrical insulation and chemical resistance.
Price

$ $ $ $ $

FR4
Desc Flame retardant glass fiber epoxy laminate.
Price

$ $ $ $ $

Name Description Price
POM (Delrin/Acetal)
High stiffness, high accuracy, low friction, easy to machine.

$ $ $ $ $

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Nylon
Excellent mechanical properties, thermal, chemical and abrasion resistant.

$ $ $ $ $

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ABS
Common thermoplastic, impact resistant, easy to machine.

$ $ $ $ $

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PEEK
High-performance thermoplastic, very high strength, thermal and chemical resistant.

$ $ $ $ $

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PTFE (Teflon)
Low friction, chemical and thermal resistant.

$ $ $ $ $

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Polycarbonate
High toughness, excellent impact strength, transparent.

$ $ $ $ $

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Polyethylene
Excellent strength-to-weight ratio, impact and weather resistant.

$ $ $ $ $

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PVC
Excellent chemical and weather resistance and good toughness.

$ $ $ $ $

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PMMA (Acrylic)
Transparent rigid plastic often used as a substitute for glass.

$ $ $ $ $

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PET
Tough plastic that offers excellent wear resistance and mechanical strength.

$ $ $ $ $

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Polypropylene
Excellent chemical resistance. Food-safe grades available.

$ $ $ $ $

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G-10
High strength, low moisture absorption, and high level of electrical insulation and chemical resistance.

$ $ $ $ $

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FR4
Flame retardant glass fiber epoxy laminate.

$ $ $ $ $

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Plastic for machining


Plastic machining services

Hubs offers a state-of-the-art plastic CNC service , guaranteeing consistent quality and fast turnaround times. We have over 1,600 milling and turning machines at our disposal, which means capacity virtually is always available and prices are always competitive. Our network of manufacturers allows us to fulfill orders with a low volume of CNC machined plastic parts as well as more complex plastic CNC machining. We can fulfill complex orders for prototypes and low volume production runs in a wide variety of plastics and surface finish options. Work with us to access our vast CNC plastic machining supply chain today.


CNC plastic machining

Plastic CNC machining is a viable subtractive process for creating complicated plastic components. The use of sophisticated 3, 4 and 5 axis CNC machines allows plastic to be machined from multiple sides and end parts with complex geometries can be achieved using this process. CNC machining plastic can often be a better alternative than other plastic machining methods such as 3D printing or injection molding as it is able to achieve tighter tolerances and can be used with a wider array of polymer materials. It is also more cost-effective than injection molding for low volume manufacturing.

Frequently asked questions

What is machining plastic?

Plastic machining is a manufacturing process that involves cutting a piece of raw plastic until a final desired shape or object remains. With CNC plastic machining, unwanted geometry is cut from a raw block of plastic, bit by bit with a computer numerically controlled (CNC) milling tool, very precisely and allows complicated parts to be produced with great accuracy.

How much does plastic CNC machining cost?

The cost of plastic CNC machining depends on the complexity and size of the part as well as the type of plastic that is used. These variables will influence the type of machine that is required, the time it takes to produce the part, and the cost of the raw material.

We use machine learning algorithms to calculate the exact cost of any machinable part directly from a CAD file, based on millions of CNC machining orders we’ve previously processed. Simply upload a CAD file to generate a quote: Get an instant CNC machining quote.

What plastic is best for machining?

ABS is a great general purpose plastic for CNC machining as it has good machinability and dimensional stability. For applications that require low friction and high stiffness, POM would make a great choice. Other plastics can be good choices for applications that have more particular requirements such as specific mechanical or aesthetic properties.

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