Fathom offers a wide array of machining services.. If you have a CNC plastic project, get a quote from Fathom and get the details you need.
There are multiple factors influencing the cost of manufacturing plastic parts. The complexity of the design, volume of parts ordered, the turnaround time and raw material selected can all affect cost. Read on to learn more.
CNC manufacturing enables the production of complex and intricate parts. CNC technology enables high accuracy, repeatability, control and precision. The complexity of the part’s design and the accuracy desired can increase the cost of a part. The more complex the design, the higher the cost.
CNC machining costs are also influenced by the number of parts ordered. To reduce costs, materials may be stacked during certain processes. Ordering larger volumes of identical parts can help to reduce costs.
The turnaround time or time required to manufacture a part can also affect the cost calculation. Turnaround time includes machine setup and running time. As CNC processes are automated, the cost of labor and time required is significantly reduced.
Plastic is available with a range of properties and at different prices. The best plastic to use for your project greatly depends on the end-use and desired appearance of the part. For example, some plastics are suitable for single-use products while other, more durable plastics must be used for parts that must last longer and withstand harsher elements.
Get a quote on your next CNC plastic project by submitting a file to Fathom’s SmartQuote online platform. Our team will return your quote within 1 hour, usually within 24 hours. Do you need a quote on a CNC plastic project? Fathom’s lead times are as follows:
Fathom’s manufacturing facilities are powered by over 530 machines, including mills, lathes, presses, press brakes, turret punches and additive systems. Fathom has equipment dedicated to metal prototype fabrication, including lasers, waterjet machines, finishing tools, autodeburring, 4 slide machines, multi-slide machines, press brakes, 300-ton presses, 22-ton presses, wire EDM machines, seely slide forming tools and 35-ton blanking presses.
Fathom provides not just CNC machining but also hybridized services leveraging prototype fabrication and additive manufacturing. Need metal prototype fabrication as part of a more complex project? Fathom can handle it. A recent case study is listed below where Fathom delivered 20,000 parts in 27 days using 55+ tools, including metal prototype fabrication services:
A customer came to Fathom with a complex project that spanned the technologies and processes of rapid production—and needed it done fast. Fathom delivered.
55+ Tools to Injection
Mold 15,000 Parts
First Article in 2 Weeks
Fathom is a lead CNC manufacturer offering nationwide coverage to the entire United States. Our services include plastic CNC machining. Materials available for CNC machining are:
|PLASTICS||OPTIMAL QUANTITY||TOLERANCES (+/-)||ADVANTAGES & CONSIDERATIONS||FINISH & APPEARANCE|
|HDPE||1-100||+/- 0.008″|| || |
|PC||1-100||+/- 0.008″|| |
|ABS||1-100||+/- 0.008″|| |
|Acrylic||1-100||+/- 0.008″|| |
|Nylon 6/6||1-100||+/- 0.008″|| |
|Acetal (Delrin®)||1-100||+/- 0.008″|| |
|ULTEM®||1-100||+/- 0.008″|| |
A: Yes, Fathom offers CNC services.
A: CNC machines are computer-driven manufacturing equipment.
A: Yes, Fathom is ISO 9001: 2015 certified. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.
A: Yes, Fathom is ISO 13485:2016 certified. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.
A: Yes, Fathom is NIST 800-171 certified. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.
A: Yes, Fathom is ITAR certified. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.
A: The cost of CNC plastics manufacturing varies due to several factors. Cost depends on the selected raw material, design complexity, turnaround time, the volume of parts ordered, etc.
A: To quote a machined part, submit your file to Fathom’s SmartQuote online application. Our team will return your quote within 1 to 24 hours.
A: Machining costs are the costs associated with manufacturing or machining a part.
A: CNC machine hour is calculated by dividing the total running expenses of a machine during a specified period by the estimated number of hours the machine will operate during a specified period.