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    Milling of acrylic

    PyraSied has several CNC flatbed milling machines with which we can mill all our plastics that are in stock. The maximum range on our milling machine is 4000 mm × 2000 mm where we cut sheets up to a thickness of 160mm. Our milling machine has a camera positioning system that makes sure that we mill with extreme precision. For example, to mill printed material exactly on the contour.

    With our CNC machinery, we offer you:

    Frequently Asked Questions
    How does CNC top milling work?

    The best milling results are achieved with tools equipped with hard metals or specially coated switches. The most professional milling machines clearly have individual preferences for the type of tool, starter and speed. In general, we recommend a tool with two cutting surfaces, preferably HSS or HM with a free angle of 12 degrees or more. With a tool diameter of 6 to 12 diameter, the speed of about 2400 per minute is recommended over 12 diameter tools. It is recommended that the tool is cooled with compressed air. Of course, the tools must be stable and clean.

    How can I polish acrylic with a woodworking milling machine?

    Standard woodwork milling machines deliver good results. Metal milling machines or machining centres provide even better milling results. In principle, it is possible with the right choice of tools and speed to obtain a polished surface.

    How does a lower mill work?

    Milling conditions for lower milling are the same as for top milling. The big difference is that with a top mill, the material under the mill is free of thickness tolerance. So with a top mill you can calibrate (applying a graduated scale). At a lower mill, the depth of a groove is always constant while what remains standing is having a thickness tolerance.

    How does edge milling/profile milling work?

    Here too, the same speeds are recommended as in the above milling fabrications. Edge milling is usually used to clean or profile rough surfaces. A special shape of edge milling is the polishing mill. Here comes a flat disk with two diamonds along a clamped sheet acrylic, resulting in a high gloss and optically high-grade surface.

    How can I engrave acrylics?

    We can laser-engrave materials at PyraSied. Classic engraving (texts and symbols) is done at engraving companies. We can of course bring you into contact with these companies. Please send us an email: sales@pyrasied.nl

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