What does the term ‘plastic turned parts’ mean?


What does the term ‘plastic turned parts’ mean?

Using a lathe machine plastic rod or tube material is precision engineered using a turning technique, whilst simultaneously feeding a cutting tool into the turning rod material.

Shapes that can be made using CNC lathes include tapers, contours, radius profiles, threads. Plastic CNC turning can be combined with other CNC engineering processes to machine even more diverse shapes.

Partwell have the ability to turn/lathe to close tolerances with excellent surface finishes and optical clarity.

What Material can be Turned/Lathed?

A range of plastic rod can be CNC turned into bespoke plastic including the most rigid materials - Acetal, Polyurethane, Polyethylene (HDPE and UHME PE), Nylon, PEEK, PTFE, PVC, Acrylic etc.  Partwell Group are an industrial plastic stockist, we can machine bespoke plastic parts from this vast range of stocked material or from free issue material.

Is a Turned Plastic Parts Service Suitable for Small Batch Production?

Partwell provide short lead times for all volumes, for small batch production and larger volumes; there is no minimum order quantity and a prototyping service is available.

Product Types - valves, fittings, conveyor change parts, shafts, cams, bearings, bushes, mallet heads and more.

Industry Types – chemical processing, conveyor lines, general manufacturing, food and beverage processing, medical, water filtration and more.

Machine Capabilities

The lathe compliments Partwell Groups extensive range of CNC plastic machining capabilities, for a fully comprehensive range of bespoke 2D and 3D plastic part machining service. We operate 5axis and 3axis CNC routers, lathes, water jet cutting etc

The industrial plastic division can also assist with part design and CAD drawing.

Contact Us Today

For a quotation on any bespoke plastic turned part please contact the CNC engineering department directly on 01254 295707 or email your CAD drawings to the engineers via cnc@partwell.com.


3rd February 2014, 15:27