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CNC Machined Components

Utilising latest technology, we specialise in the precision machining of PTFE, fluoropolymer and high-performance materials into complex components for use throughout many markets including Aerospace, Chemical, Medical, Pharmaceutical and Telecommunications.

Using our state of the art manufacturing facilities including milling, turning centres, multi-axis CNC and sliding head machines and CNC lathes we have the ability to offer a full service tailored to meet specific customers requirements.

Machining Capability

Fluorocarbon offers a wide range of modern manufacturing services which can be utilised in the production of high precision machining. We provide machined plastic solutions in the form of prototype, components and assemblies for many industries including Oil & Gas, Marine, Defence, Telecommunications and Aerospace.

We can supply low to medium batch quantities to large batch runs and long-term specialised contracts.

The materials for precision engineering include PTFE, PEEK, PFA, FEP Nylons, Plastics Rigid Form, Ferrous and Non-Ferrous metals and other high-performance specialist materials.

Working in partnership with our customers, we aim to provide innovative solutions to your requirements. 

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CNC Sliding Head and Automatics

With over 15 state-of-the-art auto bar-fed machines spread over 2 areas, we offer faster, more precise and cost-effective PTFE machined parts that bring benefits our customers.

Capabilities

  • Prototype to volume
  • CADcam software
  • Small complex parts
  • High precision machining suitable for aerospace and MOD

Applications include

  • Valve Seats
  • Precision Spindles
  • Automotive components
  • High Precision medical components
  • Semi-conductor components

CNC Turning and Milling

Our extensive experience in turning and milling offers precision PTFE machining to tight tolerance which results in the highest accuracy and quality parts tailored to individual customer requirements.

CNC Turning

  • 1mm to over 1500mm
  • Twin Spindle machining

CNC Milling

  • Prototype and Production- from 1 item to thousands
  • 3D Milling
  • Latest CADcam connectivity

PEEK Bearing Cages

In many applications PEEK has replaced metals such as brass or aluminium to reduce both the weight and cost of the part. PEEKs resistance to aging and the absorption of humidity makes it ideal for applications such as process pumps handling liquefied gases and hydraulic fluids. Machined bearing cages made from PEEK have high chemical resistance to lubricants and additives.

Characteristics include:

  • High operating temperature and able to withstand high speeds
  • High chemical and wear resistance
  • Good processability
  • Superior combination of strength of flexibility
  • Good tribological properties

To improve these attributes in applications requiring high speed and high temperature or those with a need for chemical resistance, PEEK can be reinforced (filled) with glass or carbon fibre.

PEEK is resistant to ammonia and sour gas and is an excellent alternative cage material to brass in applications such as Screw compressors, other applications include:

  • Helicopter gearboxes
  • Traction motors
  • Construction equipment
  • Automotive
  • Formula One
  • Wind turbines
  • Roller bearings

Micro Machining

Micro-machining is the foundation of a technology called Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems or MEMS. It refers to specific techniques applied to micro scale materials to enable the production of components with high precision and restrictive tolerances.

Excellent material knowledge and engineering expertise is required in the micro machining of High Performance Engineering Plastics and PTFE. Fluorocarbon are able to offer a wide range of sub-contract multi axis CNC and sliding head machining services.

  • Component diameters down to 2.0mm
  • Bore sizes to 1.5mm
  • Wall thickness as low as 1.5mm
  • Tolerances as tight as 0.02mm
  • Surface finishes of N4 (0.2 micro mm Ra)

Along with High performance stock shape plastics we also provide machining services for other materials such as ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

Typical applications:

  • Medical Components -PEEK medical implants, bone screws, pins, suture screws, diaphragm’s and tissue anchors.
  • Micro-Valves -For space applications and micro liquid handling devices.
  • Particle Filters - Filters for food processing and textile industry.
  • Micro Molds 
  • Electronic Tooling 

Industries:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Chemical
  • Medical
  • Semi-Conductor