We have 2 state of the art 5-Axis CNC trimming machines which supplement the Vacuum Forming process. After a part has been formed it can go onto one of our CNC 5 axis machines which can cut an array of details into the part. This can include cut outs for fasteners, slots, air ventilation, perimeter trims and other design details. Interestingly the 5 axis machine is technically a 7 axis machine as not only does the cutting head revolve 5 axes the table can also move on the x and y axis allowing extra large parts to be cut. The table size is 3000mm by 1500mm and the cutting head has two spindles so a saw blade can be used to trim the perimeter and a router bit can be used to cut more intricate details.
Utilising saw blades and router cutters the excess material can be trimmed away and high tolerance details can be trimmed into the mouldings. CNC trimming ensures consistency and speed which in turn benefits our clients through lower costs and high quality plastic components.
As well as trimming three dimensional parts, our 5 Axis CNC can machine large scale timber patterns from 3D CAD files. Using the latest version of Solidworks we can work with a wide range of 3D file types; this service is particularly handy for very complex tools that can’t easily b constructed by hand. With one of the largest 5 Axis CNC machines around this is a unique service offered by Warringah Plastics.
Of course 5 axis machining isn’t limited to tools but a whole range of different materials and products can be machined from signage to terrain maps for architects.
Our 3 Axis CNC machine is ideal for cutting and engraving flat plastic sheet as well as an array of other materials like aluminium and timber. We can cut thin and thick gauge sheets up to a whopping 6300mm x 1800mm from as thin as 0.5mm all the way up to 30mm thick. You can even start your order online by choosing your material and uploading a DXF or other CAD file on our materials page. We can cut a range of plastic materials like Acrylic/Perspex, ABS/ASA, Polypropylene, Polycarbonate, PVC, HDPE and aluminium composite panels (also known as Villabond, Dibond, Willstrong, Reynobond, Alucobond and Plascore.
The machine also has a floating head meaning that we can get a consistent engraving height even if there are variances in the material thickness.
Equipped with an oscillating knife the CNC machine can cut a diverse range of materials that can’t be cut with traditional CNC routers. This includes corrugated plastics like Corflute, Polyflute, Proplex and Coroplast but also graphic foam boards, closed cell foams, gasket materials, rubber, cork, carpet, felt, fabric and vinyls. The oscillating knife is fast and leaves a nice clean edge.
Simple two dimensional vacuum forming tools can be constructed on the 3 axis machine as well. There really is a whole range of possibilities with this modern machine even metal plate engraving utilising a 1mm drill bit to an accuracy of 0.1mm up to large scale cutting of aluminium/foam bus and truck side panels!
Warringah Plastics is a professional full-featured manufacturing company pioneering plastic manufacturing techniques since 1970. We offer not just our products but our experienced team which includes a team of industrial designers and product development/account managers that can guide your project from start to finish with ease. When you take on a project at Warringah Plastics our product development managers will partner with you to ensure your project is a complete success. We offer a full turn-key solution from product ideation to product delivery and everything in between.
Our lead times are typically 4-6 weeks for vacuum forming jobs making us the ideal solution to get your product or display to market quickly. With Warringah Plastics you can have peace of mind when it comes to quality from our ISO 9001 quality compliance which many overseas companies can’t offer, not to mention you don’t need to pay expensive shipping costs and try and get your products through Customs.