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Plastics Machining Slide Deck


This slide presentation serves as an introduction to plastic machining techniques and best practices. Learn about the relative machinability of various polymers and specific techniques for drilling, turning, and cutting operations.

Contents include:

  • Relative costs of plastic materials
  • Thermoset vs. thermoplastic materials
  • Thermoplastic technical data (melt temp, coefficient of expansion, water absorption, etc.)
  • Drilling, cutting, turning, sawing tips
  • Tables with drilling, turning and sawing tech specs (hole diameter, feed, depth of cut, etc.)

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