CNC machining – Plastic Components

Rapitypes specialise in making prototypes of plastic components and producing quantities in low-volume for limited run production.

When production intent prototype components are needed to fast track a pilot build, or perfect a drop test, or conduct a consumer trial, or run an analysis or carryout environmental testing, Rapitypes can provide a solution.  We help can make the task of getting prototype parts or low-volume production components in target plastic materials straight forward and cost effective.  Using the latest 3 & 5 axis high speed CNC machining centres, Rapitypes can produce highly accurate components in the selected target thermo plastic material, direct from CAD data.

High speed CNC machining can also be a solution for low-volume production requirements –  if the predicted volumes do not warrant an investment in injection mould tooling, this option can be an attractive alternative.

We have many years of experience in the plastic manufacturing environment, so good advice is always at hand as well. We can advise on the choice of materials, and the impact of a specific design on the manufacturing process – we can even propose best practise design detailing to minimise production and material costs.

Rapitypes has offered these services for more than 25 years, and brought a unique support mechanism to the medical, scientific, automotive and consumer product sectors.  Precision pre-production plastic prototype and low volume production parts are our focus, and with the machining facility, QA and design support facilities under one roof, we can confidently say that we have the means to give our clients that all important business edge.

Plastics we can process

  • ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene)
  • Pom or Acetal (Polyacetal)
  • PA or Nylon (Polyamide)
  • GF PA or GF Nylon (Glass Filled Polyamide)
  • PET (Polyethylene terephthalate)
  • PC (Polycarbonate)
  • PE (Polyethylene)
  • Peek (Polyetheretherketone)
  • PP (Polypropylene)
  • PS (Polystyrene)

Finishes Rapitypes can provide:

  • Gloss, satins or textured spray painting
  • Soft touch paint
  • Vacuum metalizing
  • Chrome plating,
  • Leather cladding
  • Decals, silkscreen and Tampo printing
  • Water graphics (i.e. carbon fibre coating)
  • RF shielding,
  • Polished clear PMMA/Acrylic

For your exhibition, design reviews and marketing requirements Rapitypes also offer a full finishing, assembly and model making service.

Rapitypes have ISO: 9001-2008 certification and fully support a project with ISIR, full measurement inspections, certificates of conformity and non destructive testing.

Our CNC machining facility operates with Delcam Power Mill and we can accept CAD data in IGES, STEP, Pro-Engineer, Rhino and Solid Works. 2D data can be imported as DXF, and DWG and Rapitypes offer a full CAD engineering service for component design and reverse engineering from 2D data, or even from existing parts by laser scanning.

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