How do you cut a torlon?

How do you cut a torlon?

Band sawing is the preferred method of cutting Torlon shapes. It can be used for both straight and contoured cuts of plate in addition to rod and tubular bar. Saw blades should be chosen based on material thickness and precision and must have enough clearance to minimize heat build-up.

What is the cutting speed for plastic?

Turning Guidelines

Material α Clearance Angle (°) V Cutting Speed (ft/min)
PET 5 – 10 980 – 1300
Polycarbonate 5 – 10 980
Polyethylene 6 – 10 920 – 1640
Polyproylene (homopolymer) 6 – 10 920 – 1640

Who makes torlon?

Performance Plastics is one of the industry pioneers in offering one of the highest performing, melt-processable thermoplastics, Torlon® PAI. Torlon® is a high strength, high temperature (500°F max) polymer that is injection molded and oven “cured” to produce a thermoset polymer with excellent bearing properties.

Can HDPE be milled?

HDPE is not an easy-to-machine material, the CNC milling process is recommended and high milling speeds are required. For the cutting tool, end mill single or double flute bits can be considered.

What is the mill plastic?

Milling is a common method for machining plastic parts. In this process, the plastic is held in place while a cylindrical cutter moves on an axis to mill flat surfaces, grooves, shoulders, etc. Both CNC and manual mills are used for plastics.

What is torlon used for?

Torlon is used frequently as a seal ring in transmissions due to its high strength and resistance to deformation. It’s commonly found in automotive transmissions as a replacement for metal rings, which would score mating surfaces. It also has excellent insulating properties for use in electrical service.

Is torlon toxic?

– Product dust may be irritating to eyes, skin and respiratory system. – Hazardous decomposition products formed under fire conditions. – Mechanical irritation from the particulates generated by the product.

Can you drill holes in HDPE?

HDPE sheet is easy to drill with both standard wood working and steel working drill bits. Spade bits work well for larger holes. For larger holes a hole saw works, however they plug up rather quickly so it should be drilled using multiple depths with cleaning the shavings out in-between.

What can cut HDPE?

The beauty of HDPE sheet is that it can be cut with tools that many people already have. If you treat it like wood you will be successful in cutting and drilling it. The best result for circular or panel saws is carbide teeth.

Can you mill Delrin?

Delrin is suitable for machining processes like milling and turning, and is supplied in sheets or extruded bars for this purpose. The material can also be cut with a laser cutter, and its granulated form is used for injection molding and plastic extrusion.

What is the best way to cut HDPE?

Does Delrin warp when machined?

Due to the composition of Delrin and temperatures from machining, it is highly susceptible to warping on large, flat parts or where there are thin walls. We recommend avoiding thin walls; if you need thin walls, use fasteners to clamp down your design.

Is Delrin harder than aluminum?

Is Delrin Stronger Than Aluminum? In purely technical terms, aluminum is far stronger than Delrin, but depending on the application, Delrin parts can substitute certain aluminum parts.

What is micro drilling?

Drilling specialists generally use the term “micro drilling” to describe the drilling of holes smaller than 3 mm in diameter. This includes holes in the micron range, often encountered in the electronics industry, where many workpieces consist of wafer-thin material which is sometimes only a few hundredths or tenths of a millimeter thick.

What are micron holes?

This includes holes in the micron range, often encountered in the electronics industry, where many workpieces consist of wafer-thin material which is sometimes only a few hundredths or tenths of a millimeter thick.

What is the hardness of whizdrill micro drills?

WhizDrill micro drills are available in both PVD-coated and uncoated sub-micro grain carbide with hardness over 1570 HV 30, with a sustained corner strength of >4000 MPA. Stock Standard Grades for Drills 9Mdrills are uncoated micrograin grade drills at ISO K20-K30 a strength of >4000 MPA

What materials can I drill with a micro drill tool?

Tools of this type are suitable for all material groups: steel, iron, stainless steel, aluminum and non-ferrous alloys, as well as superalloys and hard steels. Note that it is possible to micro drill titanium materials but success depends on the type of application. The smaller the tool, the more important are the fine details.