CNC 5-Axis Routing Services

CNC 5 Axis Routing Services
CNC 5 Axis Routing Services

Our 5-axis CNC routing capabilities at Reliable Formed Plastics, LLC go far beyond trimming. Intricate hole patterns and part features can be cut into flat stock as well as molded parts. CNC routers are able to cut virtually all thermoplastics as well as foam, MDF, and plywood. Utilizing in-house fixturing and a large inventory of tooling, we are able to cut precision parts while holding tolerances of ±0.010". This versatility allows us to serve a wide range of customers including the food and beverage, aerospace, medical, and OEM industries. For simple shapes, plastic sheets can be formed using heat bending after routing instead of vacuum forming. In heat bending, sheets are bent to the specified angle using stock bend fixtures. For parts requiring simple linear bends, heat bending may be more cost effective than vacuum forming. In-house engineers can determine the most efficient manufacturing method for a given part geometry and production volume.

Complete assembly and packaging services are also available. Any additional components required for assembly can be provided by the customer or sourced through one of our suppliers. We have multiple plastic injection molding sources located both domestically and offshore and can source any hardware or other ancillary items as needed. For more information about our 5-axis CNC routing capabilities, see the table below, or contact us directly.

CNC Routing Capabilities

Machining Axis
5-Axis

Milling Envelope of 5' x 10' x 24"

Materials
ABS
Acrylic (Plexiglas)
Acrylic-Polyvinyl Chloride (Kydex)
Polycarbonate (Lexan)
Styrene
PETG
Polyethylene
Polypropylene
Foam
MDF
Plywood
Sheet Length
Up to 10'
Sheet Width
Up to 5'
Tolerance (+/-)
±0.010"
Specific Tolerances Dependent on Material & Geometry
Additional Services Provided
Mold Design
Mold Making
Prototyping
Vacuum Forming
Heat Bending
Injection Molded Component Sourcing
Assembly
  • Mechanical Assembly
  • Solvent Bonding
Packaging
Production Volume
Low Volume
High Volume
Typical Lead Time
2 - 4 Weeks Typical for Repeat Orders
4 - 6 Weeks Typical Including New Tooling
Specific Times Quoted on a Job by Job Basis
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