Machined Components

Plastem (Pty) Ltd are experts in the precision machining of plastic components. Our customers often compliment us on the quality of the components we supply.

Delivering your components “On-time Every-time” is of the utmost importance to us as we are totally committed to outstanding customer service and the resulting long-term relationships.

Machined from HDPE, HDPE Components, HDPE Wearstrip
Machined from Nylon, Nylon Components
Machined from Acetal, Acetal Components, Machining Plastic
Machined from Acetal, Acetal Components, Plastics Machinist
Machined from UHMWPE, UHMWPE Components, UHMWPE Wearstrip
Machined from UHMWPE, Machined from Polyethylene, Plastic Components

At Plastem we only machine plastics so cross-contamination with metal filings is almost impossible. This is an important consideration for medical, electronic and food-contact applications. Our experience with plastics means that we know which are the best feeds and spindle speeds needed to achieve a superior surface finish, which coolants are most suitable and which materials are more prone to heat distortion during machining (eg Polyethylene).

We use OneCNC 3D Professional CAD/CAM software and are therefore able to download your files in various formats.

Our CNC machines include a Quick 1325 Router (capacity 2500 x 1300 mm), a Hurco VM10i vertical machining centre (capacity 610 x 400 mm), a Haas TL10 Big Bore lathe (dia 50 mm through spindle and dia 160 mm in chuck) and a Yunnan-Saxon lathe (dia 80 mm through spindle and dia 280 mm in chuck). All our machines are regularly serviced and kept in excellent condition.

Typical applications:

  • Acetal gears
  • Boom arm slide pads
  • Conveyor flights
  • Crane outrigger pads
  • Cutting boards
  • Gripper heads
  • Guide shoes
  • Mixing impellers
  • Nylon bearings
  • Nylon bushes
  • Nylon sprockets
  • Nylon pulleys
  • Nylon wear pads
  • Pump vanes
  • PTFE gaskets
  • PTFE seals
  • PVC spacers
  • Rock drill seals
  • Scraper blades
  • Thrust washers
  • Truck liners
  • UHMWPE chain guides
  • UHMWPE change parts
  • UHMWPE chute liners
  • UHMWPE sprockets
  • UHMWPE starwheels
  • UHMWPE wear strips
  • Valve seats
Machined from Nylon, Nylon Components, Machining Nylon
Machined from Polypropylene, Polypropylene Component, Polypropylene
Machined from Nylon, Nylon Components, Machining Nylon
Machined from HDPE, HDPE Components
Machined from UHMWPE, Machining Polyethylene, Machined from HDPE
PTFE Component, Machined from PTFE

Plastem supplies top quality precision machined plastic components, which are delivered to you on time. Whether you are looking for a new supplier or simply want to compare prices then we would be happy to arrange a meeting to best understand your particular requirements.