CNC Machining of a Nylon UHP Outer Cover for the Industrial Lab Equipment Industry

A local lab testing equipment company had a requirement for high temperature outer machine covers. Our customer previously had these outer covers produced overseas, but by turning to a domestic supplier for materials, we were able to dramatically decrease the lead times and costs of this previously expensive project. To guarantee the structural and impact strength as well as temperature resistance required, we selected rigid 30 percent glass filled nylon for the outer covers and went to work. Using our horizontal band saw, we made our initial cuts in the nylon before turning it on our CNC turning center. Milling was accomplished on our CNC vertical milling center, followed by our CNC router and pad printing machine, which transferred 2D images onto the 3D outer covers. Working from rigid customer specifications and 2D CAD drawings, we machined these 120 mm diameter X 77 mm long outer covers to exacting tolerances of ±0.002".

Following dimensional and visual inspections, we supplied the nylon UHP outer covers to our customer in New Castle, DE, only four weeks after receiving the order. For further information on this project or to learn more about our extensive capabilities for machining non-metallic materials, contact Wilmington Fibre today.

CNC Machining of a Nylon UHP Outer Cover Project Details

Product Name UHP Outer Cover
Product Description High Temperature Outer Machine Cover
Primary Capabilities Applied/Processes Saw Cutting
CNC Turning
CNC Milling
CNC Routing
Secondary Capabilities Applied/Processes Pad Printing
Equipment Used to Manufacture Part Horizontal Band Saw
CNC Turning Center
CNC Vertical Milling Center
CNC Router
Pad Printing Machine
Overall Part Dimensions 120mm Diameter x 77mm Length
Tightest Tolerances ± 0.002"
Material Used 30% Glass Filled Nylon
In process testing/inspection performed Dimensional Inspection
Visual Inspection
Industry for Use Industrial Lab Equipment
Delivery/Turnaround Time 4 weeks after receipt of order
Delivery Location New Castle, DE
Standards Met Hot Stamping
Customer Specifications
2D CAD Drawing