Datco industries have added Centreless grinding to its list of engineering plastic distribution products and in house machining capabilities.
The addition of Centreless grinding allows Datco to distribute precision ground engineering plastic rod to the engineering market place overcoming some of the concerns machinists experience in machining plastic rod.
The main advantages of precision ground rod over nominal bar stock is:
The rod being Centreless ground to the exact size of the machine collet. This allows the bar rod to run true and allows the collet to grip the bar with the same grip and pressure each time thus substantially reducing the amount of misfeeds and spoils from the machine.
The rod reduces the machining time for most parts as the outside diameter is already the size required.
Some examples of material Datco offer for Centreless ground are:-
- Acetal (delrin)
- HDPE and
- Advanced engineering plastics