Plastics in Gundrilling

Much like standard metal materials, plastics offer a range of attributes to machining operations. Plastics have lower material density for malleability and versatility while providing sanitation benefits for sterile applications. Gundrilling works well with challenging plastic materials by individualizing the drilling process to each component and material, fabricating the necessary part to exact requirements for accurate performance. View gundrilling capabilities for plastics, benefits of plastics in gundrilling, and precision drilled plastic applications.

Plastics Gundrilling Capabilities

Gundrilling manufacturing offers specialized drilling techniques to produce plastic components. While plastic materials may be challenging to machine due to material density and hardness, fabrication using gundrilling methodology is able to achieve the roundest, straightest drilled hole types in any material. With the process of gundrilling individualized to the needs of the component and the material, potential complications are reduced or eliminated. Plastics are a versatile machining material used to create a variety of products and applications, and gundrilling can machine many plastic materials, including the following:

  • Polycarbonate
  • Polyethylene
  • Plexiglass
  • PVC
  • PVDF
  • Ultem
  • UHMW
  • Phenolic
  • Nylon
  • ABS
  • Delrin
  • PEEK
  • Nylatron
  • Lexan
  • Lenan
  • Rulon
  • PTFE
  • Acetal
  • Glass-Filled
  • Noryl

Benefits of Plastic Materials in Gundrilling

Plastic materials offer a range of characteristics to gundrilling operations. A versatile, malleable, and more sanitary material option than metals, plastics offer manufacturing advantages when combined with gundrilling. Due to a lower material density, plastics can be faster to fabricate than metals, offering a cost-effective production material for applications. Plastic material density also contributes to a quicker wearing component, which allows for redesigning and updating the part to the needs of the application. With some plastics offering microbial benefits, plastic materials can be a more sanitary option for medical and food processing applications. Gundrilling also provides increased consistency and repeatability to machine your components to requirements.

Gundrilling for Plastic Applications

Providing various benefits to applications across industries, gundrilling produces your components to impressive specifications with a specialized drilling process. Plastic applications using gundrilling manufacturing can address potential concerns due to material hardness and create precision drilled components that meet requirements. Our individualized drilling methods can produce high-quality products from plastic materials, including but not limited to:

  • Dispensers for Food Processing
  • Mixing & Blending Applications
  • Plastic Rollers & Package Sealing Applications
  • Directional Plastic Arms & Plastic Hinges
  • Sorting Applications & Seal Bars

Produce High-Quality Plastic Components with Gundrilling Manufacturing at AMG

American Machine & Gundrilling (AMG) is a precision gundrilling fabricator with years of technical expertise in drilling plastic materials for applications in many industries. Using an individualized drilling process designed for the requirements of your component and custom equipment, we can produce high-quality complex and intricate drilled hole types that meet strict specifications. In addition to premium products, we offer helpful engineering and creative guidance to produce parts that perform as intended. Contact us with your questions or request a quote.