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.

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:

  • Compressor components
  • Conveyor belt flights
  • Conveyor chain guides
  • Cup seals
  • Cutting boards
  • Electronic components
  • Food forming dies
  • Gripper heads
  • Guide shoes
  • Impellers
  • Nylon bearings
  • Nylon bushes
  • Nylon sheave wheels
  • Outrigger pads


  • Packaging machine parts
  • Pantograph bushes
  • Paper machine parts
  • Pulleys
  • Pump components
  • Rock drilling parts
  • Rollers
  • Rudder bearings
  • Sprockets
  • Thrust washers
  • Valve components
  • Vanes
  • Wear pads
  • Wear strips



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.