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Milling plastics – Efficient processing of plastics with CNC milling machines from HG Grimme SysTech

From ABS and polystyrene (PS) through to polyurethanes (PUR) and other synthetic resins:

Plastics are one of the most important materials used in the batch and series production of components because of their stability and low weight, and nowadays they are found in almost all sectors of industry. Each type of plastic presents different requirements for processing with CNC milling machines – such as choosing the right milling tool and the optimum milling speed.

To satisfy these demands, machining centres need to be highly dynamic and at the same time offer scope to machine components of lots of different shapes and sizes very quickly. And this is exactly what our CNC machines have been designed for: A CNC machining centre from HG GRIMME SysTech gives you greater efficiency so that the milling process delivers maximum profitability.

Which plastics are best suited to milling?

As plastics have lower thermal conductivity, processing plastics with CNC milling machines requires a fast spindle speed and high feed rate to allow you to produce clean cut edges and high-quality surface finishes. Products that are very well suited to this are thermoplastics such as ABS, PC, PP, PE and foams such as PUR or other thermoset materials (synthetic resins). With our CNC machines, we mill lots of different types of plastics precisely and extremely efficiently. Whether your workpieces are small or very large – we provide you with just the right CNC cutter you need for every plastic type and moulded part.

CNC milling for processing plastics – your benefits at a glance

As the CNC milling machine is adapted and adjusted precisely to suit the material requirements of each specific plastic, it is possible to avoid subsequent finishing on the milled workpiece and minimise the milling cycle time. The focus is on ensuring that all machine components work together perfectly and produce an outstanding quality of surface finish on the milled workpiece.

HG GRIMME SysTech develops high-tech CNC cutters for plastics-processing industries which are adapted to the needs of each customer. Our CNC cutters offer lots of benefits. Our modular CNC machining centres are adapted to reflect all the specific factors in milling. In addition, the design of each individual CNC milling machine takes account of the size of the machining space (reflecting the component size that the customer wants) and the properties of the material. This gives you the following benefits when milling plastic.

Milling plastic – flexible and reliable planning

The HG GRIMME SysTech CNC machining centres are modular and can be adapted to suit all plastics and circumstances. Each CNC machining centre is available in a basic version which can be used directly and without any extra planning effort. If the basic machine already meets your requirements, we can build it and deliver it to you straight away.

Fast and clean CNC plastics processing

Our CNC milling machines are designed for milling lots of different types of plastics. The pathways, dynamic response and speed of the CNC machine enable high productivity and efficiency and a rapid return on investment. Our aim is to remove the need for subsequent finishing of the milled edges because our CNC cutting machines are so precise – and thus guarantee a consistently high level of quality in plastics processing.

Do you require a complete production line?
We offer you CNC milling and thermoforming from a single source!

Eidos thermoforming machine and 5-axis CNC machining centre from HG GRIMME SysTech

To cover the whole production process, from thermoforming through to the finished milled component, we also offer you efficient, powerful thermoforming machines which you can use to mass-produce the moulded plastic parts you need.

When you purchase a CNC milling machine from HG GRIMME SysTech, you benefit from our many years of experience of CNC milling and our specially developed manufacturing process – whether it involves handling, loading, unloading or clean milling of plastic components.

Here is just one example of excellent cooperation:

eidos

Thermoforming machine

Gantry milling machine

Gantry milling machine G-S-F/U

Our CNC milling machines for plastic – space-saving, compact and efficient

However big or small the component you require may be, the different tandem or duo designs of our machining centres mean that the CNC milling machines can operate with great efficiency even in a small space. Thanks to their compact design, the machines do not take up much space and this allows them to be integrated into existing production lines or confined spaces.

Individual requests?

Do you have specific requirements and require a CNC machining centre that is specifically tailored to meet your demands? Then please contact us directly – we will be happy to advise you!