Polyether ether ketone (PEEK) is a colorless organic polymer thermoplastic used in engineering applications. This is very common in fluid applications such as seals and manifolds. As the leading manufacturer of CNC machining peek parts for over 25 years, Worthy Hardware is well equipped with 35 sets CNC Machines, including 3 sets 5 axes,4 sets 3 axes, 12 sets turning and milling compound. These machines could allow us to make prototypes, small-batch and mass production parts for peek materials.
What is CNC Machining PEEK?
PEEK is a new, semi-crystalline soft engineering plastic material that has very superior physical and mechanical material properties. It can be used as an analog for metal or ceramic materials in many applications where it contributes significantly to weight reduction and performance improvement. PEEK has increased thermal stability at 260 degrees up to long term use of this temperature level; intermittent service conditions are possible up to 300 degrees Celsius. Its stiffness is good, size stability, modulus of elasticity close to an aluminum alloy material. CNC machining peek is a process that applies computer-controlled digital technology to remove the extra material and complete any necessary cutting, turning or milling. This can be done with machine tools depending on what's needed for your specific programmings before getting an end product from peek in their final form.
What are the benefits of CNC Machining PEEK?
Though peek is more suitable for injection molding, there are still many advantages for CNC machining. CNC machining PEEK is a common way to manufacture parts for use in extreme environments that require mechanical strength, chemical stability, and/or high-temperature resistance. Peek machining has the following material properties.
1) Corrosion resistance, anti-aging ;
2) resistance to solubility.
3) High temperatures, high frequency, and high voltage electrical performance conditions ;
4) High performance of toughness and rigidity.
5) Dimensional requirements for precision conditions;
6) Irradiation resistance wear resistance;
7) resistance to hydrolysis, high temperature, and high pressure can still maintain excellent characteristics
8) Lightweight that could replace carbon fiber
9) wear-resistant, anti-static electrical insulation properties;
10) Peek plastic has high mechanical strength requirements components
11) Peek material is low cost and has toxic gas emissions.
Worthy Hardware Advantages
When you source the CNC Machining shops from the world, there are huge numbers of CNC machining service providers. Why you should choose Worthy Hardware as your trust vendor?
Advantage 1: Comprehensive Capabilities
As the leading manufacturer of CNC machining for over 25 years, we are well equipped with 35 sets CNC Machines, including 3 sets 5 axis ,4 sets 3 axis, 12 sets turning and milling compound. These machines could allow us to make prototypes, small batch and mass production parts. The fastest delivery time is 3 working days.
Advantage 2: Rich Experience
Our engineers and production workers have at least 15 years of CNC Machining experience, So we are responsible for various complex types of precision parts. We are very strong in making the tough materials, such as tool steel, alloy steels, SS316.
Advantage 3: Strict Quality
As the ISO 9001:2015, certified quality management system, all the team, material and machines are in regular status of quality assurance, we make it correct at the first time not only to ourselves, but also to our customers. We check and maintenance the machines everyday except the holiday time. In the production stage including the samples, the production workers check the dimensions frequently, and then the production manager will check the dimension again, finally our QC department will make the final checking with CMM. We make the 100% inspection for the parts, especially for the thread and surface.
Advantage 4: Stable Employees
80% of the workers in Worthy Hardware have worked here for more than 12 years, and most are home fellows. They're settled down in Donguan already. Therefore, we can be assured that quality and delivery time will not fall apart anytime soon because we've already been through all these hardships together as one family!
In the past 25 years, our clients are all over the world, including the world's top 500 companies such as Jabil, ABB, Medtronic and so on. Do you want to know what our customers say about us? Let's take a look.
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CNC Machining PEEK FAQ
1. What is the applications for CNC machining PEEK?
PEEK material is a special engineering plastic with excellent properties such as high-temperature resistance, self-lubricating, easy processing, and high mechanical strength. They could be used for following industries. (1). Transportation-Most of the PEEK is used to manufacture parts around the engine, transmission parts, steering parts, etc (2). Electronics--Peek is used in electrical industries, especially for semiconductors. In the semiconductor field, in order to achieve high functionality and low cost, silicon wafers are required to be larger in size and more advanced in manufacturing technology. Peek is a very good plastic material. (3). Medical equipment-Medical grade PEEK could withstand high-pressure sterilization, it can be used to manufacture endoscope parts and dental detergents in medical equipment.
2. How to improve the deformation for CNC machining in PEEK?
Although Peek is perfect for making by CNC machining, it will deform and surface cracks easily in the cutting process.In order to achieve more precision tolerance and flat surface, there are some methods to avoid its deformation. (1). Annealing treatment before cnc machining (2). Avoid the larger cutting amount, it is better to machine by 2-3 times. (3). Add coolant during processing
3. Tips for CNC PEEK Machining plastic materials.
PEEK plastic has excellent mechanical processing performance, whether it is conventional CNC turning or CNC milling processing, it can also be adapted to grinding, welding and other processes. However, when plastic cnc machining, you need to pay attention to the following issues: (1) When processing modified PEEK grades, you need to pay attention to tool wear; (2) When grinding, it is necessary to pay attention to the cooling of the grinding wheel; (3) When milling, you need to pay attention to the processing deformation caused by removing too much material; (4) Although PEEK has good toughness and generally does not crack during tapping, it is necessary to prevent tapping chips from entanglement
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