CNC Machined Components
We specialise in the precision machining of high-performance plastics, including PTFE, PEEK, PFA, FEP and Nylons. Using our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities including multi-axis CNC milling, turning, and sliding head machines, we have the ability to offer a full service tailored to meet specific customer requirements.
Using the latest technologies, we precision machine fluoropolymer and high-performance materials into complex components for use throughout many markets including Aerospace & Defence, Oil & Gas, Chemical, Medical, Marine, Pharmaceutical and Telecommunications
We provide machined plastic solutions in the form of prototype, components, and assemblies, with capabilities of producing low to medium batch quantities along with large batch runs and long-term specialised contracts.
In addition to high-performance plastics, we can precision engineer Ferrous and Non-Ferrous metals and other specialist materials.
Working in partnership with our customers, we aim to provide innovative solutions to your requirements.
CNC Sliding Head and Automatics
With over 15 state-of-the-art auto bar-fed machines spread over 2 sites, we offer faster, more precise and cost-effective PTFE machined parts that bring benefits to our customers.
- Prototype to volume
- CADcam software
- Small complex parts
- High precision machining suitable for aerospace and MOD
- Valve Seats
- Precision Spindles
- Automotive components
- High Precision medical components
- Semi-conductor components
CNC Turning and Milling
Our extensive experience in turning and milling offers precision PTFE machining to tight tolerances. Producing quality parts to the highest accuracy, tailored to individual customer requirements.
- 1mm to over 1500mm
- Twin Spindle machining
- Prototype and Production- from 1 item to thousands
- 3D Milling
- Latest CADcam connectivity
PEEK Bearing Cages
In many applications PEEK has replaced metals such as brass or aluminium to reduce both the weight and cost of the part. PEEKs resistance to aging and the absorption of humidity makes it ideal for applications such as process pumps handling liquefied gases and hydraulic fluids. Machined bearing cages made from PEEK have high chemical resistance to lubricants and additives.
- High operating temperature and able to withstand high speeds
- High chemical and wear resistance
- Good processability
- Superior combination of strength of flexibility
- Good tribological properties
To improve these attributes in applications requiring high speed and high temperature or those with a need for chemical resistance, PEEK can be reinforced (filled) with glass or carbon fibre.
PEEK is resistant to ammonia and sour gas and is an excellent alternative cage material to brass in applications such as Screw compressors, other applications include:
- Helicopter gearboxes
- Traction motors
- Construction equipment
- Formula One
- Wind turbines
- Roller bearings
Micro-machining is the foundation of a technology called Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems or MEMS. It refers to specific techniques applied to micro scale materials to enable the production of components with high precision and restrictive tolerances.
Excellent material knowledge and engineering expertise is required in the micro machining of High Performance Engineering Plastics and PTFE. Fluorocarbon are able to offer a wide range of sub-contract multi axis CNC and sliding head machining services.
- Component diameters down to 2.0mm
- Bore sizes to 1.5mm
- Wall thickness as low as 1.5mm
- Tolerances as tight as 0.02mm
- Surface finishes of N4 (0.2 micro mm Ra)
Along with High performance stock shape plastics we also provide machining services for other materials such as ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
- Medical Components -PEEK medical implants, bone screws, pins, suture screws, diaphragm’s and tissue anchors.
- Micro-Valves -For space applications and micro liquid handling devices.
- Particle Filters - Filters for food processing and textile industry.
- Micro Molds
- Electronic Tooling