PC CNC Machining

PC CNC Machining

Polycarbonate (PC) is an engineering thermoplastic, offering good optical properties, high strength, high toughness, and excellent dimensional stability.

CNC machined PC parts is ideal for applications that require excellent impact strength and dimensional stability, good optical clarity, and exceptional fracture toughness.

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CNC PC is an ideal solution to produce parts that require high transparency, excellent impact strength, and dimensional stability. Polycarbonate CNC parts are highly recommended in many industries such as automotives, electronics, and construction, etc. Various surface finishing options are available for PC CNC parts.

Material Maximum Printing Size Standard Lead Time Tolerance Color

PC

1000*1000*600mm 4 Business Days 0.05/0.1 mm Black, Transparent, White

Material Performance

Material Performance

  • Excellent Impact Strength
  • Superior Mechanical Properties
  • High Strength and Stiffness
  • Dimensional Stability
  • Good Machinability
  • Good Electrical Insulation Properties
Material Performance
Advantages

Advantages

  • Excellent material transparency. Polycarbonate offers superior light transmission and it is a great substitute of glass.
  • Durable. With excellent shatter resistance, polycarbonate is highly suitable for making robust parts.
  • Exceptional impact strength and heat resistance. CNC machining polycarbonate can make functional parts with good mechanical properties easily.
  • Great electrical insulation properties. Polycarbonate is a popular plastic for electrical insulators.

Applications

> Automotive Lenses

> Mechanical Components

> Gears

> Pumps

> Gaskets

> Face Shields

Applications

How to CNC machining PC?

 

 
 

Step 1. Convert the CAD file into a language that CNC machines can work with, that's G-code.

 
 

Step 2. The operator will place the PC workpiece that is cut to a specific size on the machine bed. Then it is time to mount the PC workpiece on the machined bed or by a vice.

 
 

Step 3. As the computer controls the CNC cutting tools to move to the pre-set coordinates, so precise positioning and alignment of the PC workpiece is significant to manufacture high-accuracy parts. Special metrology tools, probes, for instance, are ideal solutions for this step.

 
 

Step 4. Then, the PC workpiece is ready for machining. The machine uses professional cutting tools and rotating the at high speeds to remove material from the workpiece. However, at the very first steps, the machine removes at a relatively low speed and accuracy to gain an approximate geometry.

 
 

Step 5. Sometimes, the model is not being to achieve full features by single setup from the cutting tools, then to flip the PC workpiece is necessary.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How much does it cost to CNC machining PC parts?

Prices are based on the structure of the part, order volume, machining processes, etc. You can use our instant quoting engine to get price, or you can email hello@wenext.com for more information.

2. What is polycarbonate (PC) CNC machining?

Polycarbonate (PC) CNC machining is the process of cutting and removing excess materials on the PC workpiece until the final object with desired geometries.

3. What kind of finishes are possible with polycarbonate (PC) CNC machining?

We provide various surface finishing options, including as machined, polishing, sandblasting, etc. Please check details Here.

4. What is polycarbonate (PC)?

Polycarbonate is a thermoplastic polymer containing carbonate groups in its chemical structures. Polycarbonate can be used in engineering applications as a strong and tough material, and some grades of polycarbonate are optically transparent.

5. What are the differences between polycarbonate and acrylic?

Both polycarbonate and acrylic have good optical features, high impact strength and stiffness. Polycarbonate offers more flexible grades and stronger impact strength. But acrylic is shiner, and the price of acrylic is lower than polycarbonate.

6. Will polycarbonate yellow over time?

Distinguished from acrylic, the clarity of polycarbonate will diminish over time and will adopt a yellow hue with prolonged exposure to the UV rays.

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