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UHMW Machining Service

HDC is a company that specializes in UHMW machining services. Their team of professionals has years of experience in the machining process to create high-quality parts that meet and exceed industry standards. They utilize top-of-the-line machinery and advanced technologies such as CNC milling and turning, EDM, waterjet cutting and grinding to achieve precise results. HDC also provides quality control systems to ensure every part they deliver is reliable, safe and meets customer requirements. With their commitment to exceptional customer service, HDC is an expert in the UHMW machining service field.

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HDC for UHMW Machining

The UHMW or UHMW-PE is the Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene thermoplastic. It is a form of polyethylene with similar properties to the HDPE, however, there are certain differences like UHMW offers higher resistance to chemicals and temperature changes that makes UHMW machining a very useful material. Here is why you should choose HDC for your UHMW-PE machining services.

Why Choose Us

We follow quality standards

Due to our commitment to excellence, we have acquired the ISO 9001 certification. Therefore, all our parts adhere to the highest quality standards. Furthermore, we issue material certificates for our parts that can be used by the clients for regulatory requirements. In addition, we can also provide the industry-specific certificates that are required by certain industries like the medical or aerospace industry.   

We develop prototypes for UHMW parts

With the latest machinery at our disposal and an expert team of designers, we offer prototypes for our clients. You can provide your custom requirements of designs and tolerances and we will fulfill the requirements and provide you with the custom UHMW machined parts. Furthermore, you can contact our design team to make any on-the-run changes if you want, before the design has been finalized.

Selection of the best material

Quality of material is one of the biggest issues when dealing with vendors. However, we at HDC only use the best quality material and the right specifications of material that is ideal for your requirements. Moreover, we will use the specific material in case you require it for critical industries like the medical or defense industry. Therefore, you will always have confidence that your UHMW machined parts are of the best quality.  

Your design remains safe

We have a strict policy of client privilege. This is why you will never have to worry about the privacy of your design. We never share one clients’ design with the other client. So, your design will remain safe with us and no one will be able to copy it.  

Available materials

UHMW-PE has multiple benefits that make it ideal for use in multiple industries. The main features of the UHMW are moisture resistant, chemical resistant, FDA compliant, self-lubricating, low coefficient of friction, and low dielectric constant. All these properties make UHMW machining an ideal choice for manufacturing machined parts. The UHMW has a tensile strength at a yield of 5000 psi. Whereas, the density of UHMW is 0.931 to 0.949 g/cm3. There are multiple grades available for UHMW like reprocessed grade, enhanced bearing & wear, and FDA-compliant grades. Each of the grades has its own properties, for instance, the FDA-compliant grade of UHMW is mainly used in the manufacturing of food containers.


HDC Plastic Machined Parts

HDC uses ultramodern CNC machined equipment for our plastic machined parts. We do plastic milling, turning, and many more. All the things that have been said certify that you will receive the plastic parts you and your business deserves.

Because of being an expert manufacturer, we’ve noticed firsthand the benefits of CNC machined plastic parts in every industry. We only create the best of the best products using their out-of-the-box material and equipment properties. 

HDC found the high-speed and utmost practical way to produce the finest machined parts, all because of our experts. We create parts using HDPE, Nylon, PTFE, ABS, Acrylic, etc., with different surfaces of your choice. Know that HDC’s team value such expertise and implement it in every project with high professionalism. uhmw machining service 1

 Each component undergoes HDC’s strict inspection before shipping. We give importance to your needs and to our component’s role in your projects. There is no chance that HDC will release something that can’t endure lifetime use. 

When it comes to services, we can say that HDC is your one-stop solution. As your one-stop solution for metal parts, not only plastic material, We also are good at AluminumSteelStainless steel and Titanium Machining Service, We also do aluminum forging, sheet metal fabrication service.

Shipping, payment, and trade terms will never be a hassle. Aside from your ability to choose your required packaging, you will also choose your convenient shipping (Courier, Sea shipping, Air shipping), payment (Paypal, T/T, L/C), and trade terms (FOB, CFR, DDP) all in one transaction.

There’s no doubt that HDC is the most dependable partner for plastic machined parts. Want to give it a try? Come on now and receive a quote within 1 working day.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – UHMW Machining Service

China has been a hub for a wide variety of CNC custom plastic machined parts. But in choosing a supplier you’ll be working with, what do you look for? What do you consider?

Here at HDC Manufacturing, we don’t lock up our clients in a contract, we offer freedom of choosing. Of course, though, we perform the necessary imparting of knowledge and information to them. So, in this FAQ guide, we will be giving you complete information about plastic machined parts before you purchase!

Does UHMW give good results for machining?

UHMW is a wonderful option for machining. The plastic is hard, with slippery surface that provides smooth movement of machining tools over the surface without creating much friction. UHMW offers great impact resistance and therefore is ideal for machining.uhmw machining service 3

What are the machining options for UHMW-PE?

There are multiple machining options available for UHMW. These machining options include milling, turning, drilling, stamping, etc. All these options can be carried out through the appropriate CNC machines that provide a high level of precision and accurate products.   

What are the main applications of CNC Machined UHMW parts?

UHMW-PE machined parts have multiple applications in various industries. These applications include the manufacturing of food processing parts, conveyor belts/guides, chemical tank parts, chute linings, etc.

Will HDC provide guidance in selecting the right material?

Definitely, HDC has a separate team for supporting its clients. We will guide you through the material selection process and will inform you why a specific material of UHMW is ideal for your use. Therefore, you will not have to worry about selecting the right material.

Can Plastic Be CNC Machined?

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No, not all plastics can be CNC machined. However, one thing to note is that the more rigid a plastic is, then, the easier the better machinability it has. On the contrary, the softer and more flexible the plastic, the less suitable they are for machining.

This paves way for the question, what types of plastics can I CNC?

What Plastics Can I CNC?

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In the world of machining, there are about a few different types of plastics that respond well to machining. These plastics include, but are not limited to:

  • Polycarbonate or PC
  • Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene or ABS
  • Nylon 66
  • Polyetheretherketone or PEEK
  • Polytetrafluoroethylene or PTFE
  • Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UMHW)
  • And many others

These are the most common types of plastics and thermoplastics that are commonly machined and worked on.

What is the Best Machinable Plastic?

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Currently, the types of plastic that hold the trophy for the best Machinable plastics are: ACETAL, PVC, and PEEK. Let us discuss the reasons why they’re considered the best when it comes to machining, and how they came to be.


ACETAL is one of the leaders when it comes to fabricating plastic because of the fact that it has high levels of strength with low friction. In addition, it also boasts of low moisture absorption and extreme levels of dimensional stability.

  • Polyvinyl Chloride or PVC

Polyvinyl Chloride or PVC, for short, is another plastic type that’s excellent when it comes to machining and fabrication. The reasons why would be because of its multiple beneficial properties, which include water, flame, and corrosion-resistance; not to mention that it also has high levels of toughness, strength, and impact resistance!

  • Polyetheretherketone or PEEK 

Last but most definitely not least is PEEK, now, compared to the first two, PEEK or polyetheretherketone is considered an excellent machinable plastic because of high repeatability, tight tolerance levels, high melting points, and high accuracy.

NOTE: Even if these are the best and most effective types of plastic for custom machining, that doesn’t mean that you’re restricted to these. There isn’t a written rule saying that you CAN’T use other types of plastic for producing or fabricating machine parts.

Pros of CNC Custom Plastic Machined Parts

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In CNC machining alone, you’ll be able to find multiple benefits and advantages – what more if we combine CNC machining and thermoplastics?

These are the pros and advantages of using plastic CNC machining for the production of the parts you need:

  • Fast Turnaround

Plastic CNC products are the best when it comes to prototyping because it wouldn’t take you big number of hours for the prototype to be made. All that’s needed is the plastic material, as well as the design of the product to be manufactured, and the prototype will be made.

Faster prototypes always equate to faster turnaround of the parts or components needed.

  • Tighter Tolerances

Another benefit of CNC plastic machined parts is the fact that it can easily accommodate tighter tolerance requirements. So, if you are in an industry that requires more accurate and precise jobs, you won’t have a problem, not to mention that these can be prototyped faster and easier!

  • Better Wear Resistance

Last and most definitely not least is the fact that these products have benefits and advantages over metal parts – simply because they are plastic. In comparison to metal, they can be strong, resilient, durable, and resistant, too!

Challenges of CNC Custom Plastic Machined Parts

And if you think CNC custom plastic machined parts always offered rainbows and butterflies, that’s not the case. In fact, there are a couple of considerations before you go with CNC custom plastic machined parts – and these include, but are not limited to:

Warping and Tooling

The most common challenge or drawback to it is that warping and tooling of the components made is especially common. This is more prevalent when the part or the component only requires a thin piece of plastic.

Relatively Expensive

Another drawback is the fact that CNC machining is quite more expensive and costlier than traditional production methods. The use of high-quality CNC machines, and of course, expensive types of resistant plastic is what makes it heftier.

Where Are CNC Custom Plastic Machine Parts Used?

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CNC-machined parts are rampant in almost all industries and sectors. However, they are the most effective in the following industries:

  • Aerospace Sector
  • Defense and Military Industry
  • Automotive Industry
  • Industrial Machines Sector
  • Medical and Pharmaceutical Industry

Where Can You Get the Best and Highest Quality of CNC Custom Plastic Machined Parts?

If you are trying to look for the best and highest quality of CNC custom plastic machined parts, then it’s just right to work with us here at HDC Manufacturing. In our experience, we have produced hundreds to thousands of CNC custom plastic parts to businesses in and out of China.

The vast library of products we have include custom plastic bolts and nuts, acetal plastic machined parts, and many more! Interested to get a big piece of the good stuff without that expensive price tag? Reach out to us with a design, a material in mind, and a budget and we’ll give you a free quote!

What Else Can HDC Manufacturing Offer?

Apart from CNC custom plastic machined parts, you can also bank and count on us if you need services such as laser cutting servicesCNC precision machiningSwiss screw machining, and many more!

Send us an email now with the draft of your file and we’ll be more than happy to help you!

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