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About Routing

Plastic routing, also known as CNC plastic routing or plastic machining, is a process used to shape or cut plastic materials using a computer numerical control (CNC) router. A CNC router is a computer-controlled cutting machine that uses various cutting tools to remove material from a workpiece according to programmed instructions.

In plastic routing, the plastic material is typically secured onto a router table or bed, and the CNC router moves the cutting tool along multiple axes to precisely cut, shape, or engrave the plastic. The cutting tool, such as a router bit or end mill, spins at high speeds and removes material from the plastic workpiece to achieve the desired shape or design.

Plastic routing offers several benefits:

  • Precision: CNC routers are capable of intricate and precise cuts, allowing for the creation of complex shapes, patterns, or details in plastic materials.
  • Versatility: Plastic routing can be used with a wide range of plastic materials, including acrylic, PVC, polycarbonate, HDPE, and more. It is suitable for various applications, including signage, displays, prototypes, architectural models, and custom plastic parts.
  • Efficiency: CNC routers automate the cutting process, resulting in faster and more consistent production compared to manual cutting methods.
  • Reproducibility: Once a design or pattern is programmed into the CNC router, it can be easily replicated, ensuring consistency across multiple plastic pieces.

Plastic routing is commonly used in industries such as manufacturing, signage, woodworking, prototyping, and fabrication. It offers a precise and efficient method of shaping plastic materials to meet specific design requirements.

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