Custom Plastics MachiningIn 2007, M&R Engineering acquired R&B Plastics, a high-quality supplier of CNC machined plastic parts. Established in 1969, R&B Plastics has built an outstanding reputation for excellence and innovation in the custom CNC machining of plastic parts. This acquisition further expanded M&R Engineering’s capabilities allowing it to become a one-stop shop for existing customers of both companies. Delivering high-performing custom machined plastic parts means starting with quality plastic machining materials. That’s why at R&B Plastics, an M&R Engineering Company, we have fast and economical access to large quantities of today’s best materials, allowing us to meet short and long-run orders quickly and cost efficiently. We are AS9100 and ISO 9001 certified, and our materials come from suppliers who share our commitment to quality. We have vast experience in machining parts from acetal, acrylic, Delrin®, Nylon, PCTFE, PEEK, polycarbonate, PTFE, Semitron®, Techtron®, Torlon®, Ultem® and other plastic materials.
Why choose high precision CNC machining plastics over molding plastics?High precision CNC plastic machining is perfect for smaller lot high tolerance parts. With high precision CNC machining, there is no need to pay for extraordinarily high mold costs and alteration costs are also much lower. With R&B Plastics, an M&R Engineering Company, you can get high precision CNC parts machined in days to satisfy your production needs compared to weeks necessary to produce a new mold. High precision CNC Lathe and high precision CNC Mill machines are capable of holding tighter tolerances compared to the mold process. High precision CNC machining also allows for additional features like threads, undercuts, and various angles.
Why choose high precision CNC machining of plastics over 3D printing?High precision CNC machining is a subtractive process as in comparison to the 3D additive printing process. Currently, 3D printing has a limited selection of plastic materials. The most popular materials used in 3D printing include PLA, ABS, Polymax PLA, Wood, Nylon as compared to acetal, acrylic, Delrin®, Nylon, PCTFE, PEEK, polycarbonate, PTFE, Semitron®, Techtron®, Torlon®, Ultem® used in precision CNC plastic machining. High precision plastic CNC milling and CNC turning also offer 15 times more accuracy of 0.001 inches compared to 0.016 inches in 3D printing. 3D printing is a quieter, less messy process that requires less programming and operating resources and is a good solution for odd-shaped low tolerance low volume prototyping when material selection is not important. However, when it comes to high precision, high tolerance metal parts, high precision CNC milling and high precision CNC turning are the best options by far.
Here is a list of some of the plastic parts offered by R&B Plastics, an M&R Engineering Company:
- Valve Seats
- Electronic Parts
R&B Plastics, an M&R Engineering Company
In 2007, M&R Engineering acquired R&B Plastics to expand capabilities into high precision CNC machined Plastic parts. To this day, we deliver high quality parts to R&B customers.