CNC MACHINING OF PLASTICS AT WS HAMPSHIRE

At WS Hampshire, Inc. we specialize in CNC machining a wide variety of thermoset composite laminates, Timco Technical Thermoplastics, pultruded fiberglass and thermal insulating boards.

THERMOSET COMPOSITE LAMINATES

Referred to as industrial laminates.  Thermoset Phenolics consist of layers of resin and material which form into plastic when exposed to high heat:

TIMCO TECHNICAL THERMOPLASTICS

Thermoplastics become soft when exposed to high temperatures:

FIBERGLASS COMPOSITES

Reinforced with glass fibers, these composites offer a strength that is comparable to metal yet flexible like carbon fiber:

 

W.S. Hampshire’s rigid fabrication

W.S. Hampshire’s rigid fabrication

W.S. Hampshire’s rigid fabrication

To learn more about WS Hampshire’s rigid fabrication services please contact us or see below for details.

Rigid Fabrication Capabilities

Operations

Forming
Bending
Sawing

Milling
Lathe Turning
Routing

Automation Capabilities

CNC
Manual

Fixturing

Three-jaw chuck
Four-jaw chuck

Pallets
In-House Fixturing & Tooling

Maximum Length

142 in

Maximum Width

84 in

Maximum Height

27 in

Maximum Outside Diameter (OD)

48 in

Maximum Swing

46 in

Maximum Through-Hole

9 in

Machinery Axis

4

Sawing Maximum Material Thickness

6 in

Sawing Maximum Panel Length

12 ft

Tolerance (+/-)

+/- 0.001 in

Maximum Part Weight/Maximum Lifting Capacity

1000 lbs

Fabrication Method

Bending
CNC Machining
CNC Routing
CNC Lathe
CNC Sawing
Cut-Off

Shearing
Machining
Sawing
Stamping
Solvent Bond Welding

Machining Processes

Gear Hobbing
Broaching
Spline
Parting/Cutting
Facing
Turning:
Contour Turning
Form Turning
Taper Turning
Straight Turning

Internal Forming
Knurling
Boring
Gear Hobbing
Drilling
Counterboring
Countersinking
Pocketing
Profiling
Reaming
Tapping
Thread Milling

Materials

Thermoset Phenolics
Ryertex
All phenolic grades

Thermoplastics
UHMW
Polypropylene
Nylon
Acetal
All glass filled thermoplastics

Fiberglass composites
rods
tubes
plates
shapes

Thermal insulation boards
Calcium Silicate Boards
Platen press boards

Additional Services Provided

Assembly
Etching
Fabrication Alternatives

Finishing
Reverse Engineering

Typical Products

Angles
Industrial, Custom Fabricated Parts
Bearings / Bushings / Wear Parts
Heavy Plate
Laboratory Equipment

Panels
Plates
Tubes
Tubing

Production Volume

One Min
To job qty max
Specialty Production Shop
Prototype
Low Volume

Small Run
High Volume
Large Run
Long Run

Lead Times Available

6 – 8 weeks on new parts
4 – 6 weeks on repeat production orders
Quoted on job by job basis
Expedite services available

Industry Focus

Steel
Aluminum
Paper
Lumber
Agricultural
Marine

Military
Mining
Steel Processing
Aluminum Processing
Construction Equipment
Off Road Equipmen

Industry Standards

ANSI
American National Standards Institute
ASTM
American Society for Testing and Materials
CE
The CE mark (officially CE marking) is a mandatory conformity mark on many products placed on the single market in the European Economic Area (EEA).
CSA
Canadian Standards Association
Mil-Spec
Military Specifications
RoHS
Restriction Of Hazardous Substances (Compliant)
REACH Compliant

Efficiency

Lean Manufacturing

File Formats

#4 Preferred – AutoCAD (DWG,DWZ)
# 3 Preferred – DXF
Drawing Interchange Format, or Drawing Exchange Format
GIF
Graphics Interchange Format
#2 Preferred – IGES
Initial Graphics Exchange Specification, ANSI file format.
JPG or JEPG
Joint Photographic Experts Group
PDF
Portable Document Format
#1 preferred – SolidWorks (SLDPRT, PRT)
TIFF
Tagged Image File Format

Machine Manufacturers

Schelling
Fadal
Mazak

Haas
LeBlond