Precision Machining

At Clark Rubber & Plastic, we can produce large and small runs on plastic products in simple or intricate designs, depending on your exact needs. Our precision machining tools and techniques use extremely specific and detailed blueprints to produce high-quality components for a wide range of industries, from consumer products and automotive to military and solar.

There are many benefits to machining plastics. First, there are no mold costs, and production can start with very short lead times. This means you can work in much smaller volumes, and even run a prototype or trial before going into full production.

Quality is extremely important throughout this entire process, and our team monitors every step of the process to ensure you get exactly what you ordered.

What Is Involved with Precision Machining

Precision machining can involve a number of different processes and materials. We can provide milling, turning, deburring, boring, grinding, profiling, and threading on plastics and a number of other materials, including metal, steel, aluminum, etc.

We can employ many different tools to get the best results possible, and your project may require lathes, milling machines, grinders, and more high-end equipment. While terms like “grinding” and “boring” may not sound like precision activities, we can use these tools and processes to deliver simple or complex products, in large or small runs.

Machining plastics is a little different than dealing with metals, but we can deliver high-quality results with both. With plastics, we simply have to consider a few other variables, such as thermal expansion (which can be 5 to 10x that of metals) and the amount of moisture that can be absorbed from the air. With metals, we have the tools and experience to machine a wide range of parts and components.

At Clark Rubber & Plastic, we can account for all these details, from any residual stresses to the best surface finishes, and make sure that everything meets your specifications.

Discover Your Competitive Advantage

Clark Rubber & Plastic manages an ISO/TS 16949:2009-certified quality assurance program so we can consistently and reliably deliver the superior quality you need to get a competitive advantage. We have been designing, machining, and delivering quality plastic components since the early 70s, and we’re still growing. Now, we’re also offering precision machining on more than just plastic.

We work closely with all of our customers to understand your needs, meet your objectives, and deliver unmatched quality, reliability, and pricing. Contact us today to learn more about our services.