Customised plastic machining also includes a wide range of products from the plastics industry. Mainly the cutting or machining of plastics is done with CNC, LASER or WATERJET machines.
« Machining is a family of processes for the manufacture of parts by the removal of material. The principle of machining is to remove material in such a way as to give the raw part the desired shape and dimensions, using a machine tool. This technique produces high-precision parts.
A machine tool is a piece of mechanical equipment designed to perform machining, or other repetitive tasks, with suitable precision and power. It is a means of production designed to hold a fixed, mobile or rotating tool and to impart movement to it in order to machine or deform a workpiece or assembly fixed on a fixed or mobile table. »
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In LTP’s plastics processing offer, we differentiate between precision machining with machines equipped with several axes and 2D machining, i.e. the reworking of a standard housing. For example, 5-axis machining requires a dedicated machine park and trained and competent operators. The family of machine tools includes several devices such as saws, lathes, milling machines, grinders, drill presses, file vices and transfer machines.
At LTP, we machine in 2.5-axis flat or in volume with the same tolerances as we guarantee for the machining of elementary parts during the manufacture of a customised housing. (See GTC) Machining is carried out with a fleet of more than 10 latest generation NC machines (digital milling machines).
There are a large number of machinists in France and in Europe. To stand out from the crowd, you need to offer real value creation with high-performance equipment and a competent team. The latter requires a number of skills such as :
Or … product designer, toolmaker, machine setter, laminator etc.