Plastic Machining

At Texas Metal Tech, we’re dedicated to providing machining services for not only metal materials but plastic materials as well. It’s part of being a one-stop-shop for a variety of companies around Houston. Here’s some information about our plastic machining services.

What plastics does TMT machine?

In addition to the wide variety of metals and exotic metals that we machine and fabricate, Texas Metal Tech also works heavily with these plastic materials:

  • CPVC
  • PVC
  • Delrin
  • Nylon
  • Teflon

Have another material you’re interested in using? Just as us! Our staff will be able to tell you what material will work best for your specifications and what will keep your project on time and on budget.

What is the CNC plastic machining process like?

Just because we’re providing plastic machining services, doesn’t mean our attention to detail and quality changes.

First, we’ll get your sketch and assess materials, budget, and scope of work. Then we’ll take that design to the best CNC lathe or mill that will provide the best process to complete your project. Then, we’ll machine your part to your exact specifications.

All of our processes stem from our “dock to stock” program, which is our dedication providing quality parts in less turnaround time.

All-In-One CNC Machining Shop

Because we’re not just a plastic machining shop, we know how different machining process can affect a large number of materials.

Here are a few things our machinists take into account when machining your plastic component:

  • Elasticity in materials (plastics are more elastic than metals)
  • Thermal expansion in plastics, which is 5 to 10 times greater than metal materials
  • Localized overheating due to plastics losing heat more slowly than metals

What about plastic prototyping?

We can definitely help with providing plastic machining in custom quantities to help meet your needs. Our machining services are made to cater to prototyping specifications with fast turnaround times and attention to details so you can have the best representation of your plastic component as it moves forward with production.

We’ve helped large and small companies meet industry-specific needs and we can help you too. Texas Metal Tech is constantly updating our machines and equipment to better serve our clients and their industries. Call us at (281) 893-0411 to ask about our plastic machining services and get your project started today!