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CNC Turning

CNC Turning

Rapid prototypes and full-scale manufacture
All manufacturing processes are in house
Using the largest range of plastic materials
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Precision Plastic CNC Turning Components

IPFL leverages extensive expertise and advanced CNC turning technology to deliver high-quality, precision-machined plastic components across multiple industries. Specializing in both internal and external profiles, our state-of-the-art lathes craft parts from materials like acrylic, acetal, nylon, HDPE, PEEK, and polypropylene, ensuring strict adherence to tight tolerances and a polished finish. Complementing our CNC turning, we offer a full suite of services including CNC routing, milling, laser cutting, and UV digital printing to provide comprehensive solutions for all your plastic component needs.

CNC Turning: The IPFL Edge

Unrivaled Precision: Our CNC lathes bring your most complex designs to life with exceptional accuracy, delivering components that fit seamlessly into your product's architecture.
Advanced Materials: We work with a spectrum of high-performance plastics, ensuring that the materials we use are tailored to the requirements of your specific application.
Customized Solutions: Whether you need a unique prototype or specialized small batch production, our bespoke CNC turning services are designed to align perfectly with your project goals.

Which materials do we use for CNC Turning?

Acrylic

Acrylic's properties include high machinability, good thermal properties for a broad range of temperatures, and the distortion-free light transmission.
Appearance
Transparent
Toughness
Flexibility
Temperature Resistant
Technical Information
plastic laser welding cnc routing

Ultem

ULTEM is a High performance thermoplastic, also known as PEI, or polyetherimide, and is usually transparent amber in colour.
Appearance
Tan transparent
Toughness
Flexibility
Temperature Resistant
Technical Information
ultem uk plastics

PEEK

PEEK (polyetheretherketone) is a high performance plastic utilised for applications requiring chemical and water resistance as well as high temperature applications.
Appearance
Toughness
Flexibility
Temperature Resistant
Technical Information
Product Developers and Specialists UK

Acetal

Acetal is a high strength, high rigidity homopolymer with excellent surface coeffiecient making it ideal for demanding industrial and medical applications.
Appearance
Tough smooth finish
Toughness
Flexibility
Temperature Resistant
Technical Information
Acetal Plastic Product Development

COC

This very new material is now being leverage for applications where other materials such as acrylic could not perform.
Appearance
Transparent
Toughness
Flexibility
Temperature Resistant
Technical Information
Micro-fluidic Diffusion Bonded manifold

PVC

PolyvinylChloride (PVC) is a well known and widely used plastic polymer which comes in two basic forms with slightly varying properties.
Appearance
Various
Toughness
Flexibility
Temperature Resistant
Technical Information
custom PVC plastic Enclosure manufacturer UK

ABS

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is a high impact, tough material available with a range of options and properties.
Appearance
Toughness
Flexibility
Temperature Resistant
Technical Information
Vacuum Formers UK

HDPE

High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) is a high strength to density ratio polymer which is generally considered a low cost solution to many applications.
Appearance
Tough smooth finish
Toughness
Flexibility
Temperature Resistant
Technical Information
hdpe uk plastics

HIPS

HIPS (High Impact Polystyrene) is a low cost, durable and light weight plastic which can be machined and vacuum formed on mass for many types of products.
Appearance
Various
Toughness
Flexibility
Temperature Resistant
Technical Information
Vacuum Forming IPFL

Mylar

Mylar is the branded group of Polyethylene Terephthalate films and plastic sheets from Dupont. Supplied in a variety of different styles and finishes there are many applications which this materials can be applied.
Appearance
Clear sheet
Toughness
Flexibility
Temperature Resistant
Technical Information
mylar uk plastics

Nylon

Available with many different properties and additive, Nylon (Polyamide) is a widely used plastic throughout many industries.
Appearance
Black or grey
Toughness
Flexibility
Temperature Resistant
Technical Information
Nylon Thermoplastic Printing

PC

Polycarbonate is a material which is greatly favoured by many of IPFL’s customers. Its high impact resistance, electrical properties and optical clarity are all properties which are sought after in many industries.
Appearance
Transparent
Toughness
Flexibility
Temperature Resistant
Technical Information
Manufacturers of Plastic PC Covers

PET-G

Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol (PET-G), is a light, semi-rigid material with good impact resistance. With its low water absorbtion it is commonly used in aqueous environments and can be utilised through both machining and 3D printing processes.
Appearance
Various
Toughness
Flexibility
Temperature Resistant
Technical Information
petg uk plastics

PTFE

PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene), often known as Teflon, is well know for its low surface coefficient which makes it ideal for many industrial and medical applications.
Appearance
Tough smooth finish
Toughness
Flexibility
Temperature Resistant
Technical Information
PTFE Boxes, Cases and Enclosures

Why Choose IPFL for CNC Turning?

Expertise in Complex Geometries: We excel at producing components with intricate shapes and demanding tolerances.
Efficiency and Scalability: From one-off prototypes to small series production, our processes are optimized for flexibility and speed without sacrificing quality.
Quality Assurance: Each component is subject to rigorous quality checks to ensure it meets our high standards and your expectations.
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CNC turning Applications

At IPFL, our CNC turning expertise is defined by our ability to adapt to both the scale and scope of your project. Whether handling high-volume orders or specialized prototype runs, our advanced equipment guarantees the highest quality for every component. We focus on speed and efficiency, ensuring each part – whether a standalone item or part of a larger assembly – showcases meticulous detail and aesthetic appeal.

Our comprehensive suite of services, including CNC routing, milling, laser cutting, and digital printing, positions us as a one-stop solution for an extensive range of plastic parts. We specialize in:

  • Rapid Prototyping: Quickly transforming concepts into tangible models with small batch runs for thorough testing and refinement.
  • Optical Elements: Crafting lenses, light guides, and prisms with high-precision, meeting rigorous standards for clarity and performance.
  • Industrial Applications: Producing durable and custom-tailored components like sight glasses and acrylic cylinders, suitable for a variety of industrial uses.

Our facility blends traditional craftsmanship with the latest technology, supporting a broad spectrum of industries. From the initial design to the final product, IPFL’s CNC turned components are at the forefront of driving innovation across diverse fields.

Whether you need unique bespoke components or large-scale part production, IPFL’s CNC turning services deliver accurate, cost-effective, and aesthetically pleasing results. With our capability to handle everything from prototypes and small batch runs to complex items like sight glasses and custom artwork, we ensure that your exact requirements are met with unmatched precision and quality.