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Tolerances and Repeatability

Machining Tolerances
 
•All parts are designed as flat patterns
 
•We try to machine only one side – opposite side machining doubles labor required per piece.
   –Tongues & grooves may be added with a saw or table router.
   –Template; break out part, drop into template for opposite side machining
 
•+/- .2 mm tolerance for template
 
•+/- .4 mm tolerance from reverse side features to front side features
 
•Single cutter concept - Quick and easy
 
   –2 mm, single flute, carbide cutters used 95% of the time
   –Also 3 mm & 6 mm cutters
   –CNC routers very fast – optimized for speed, compromised for rigidity and accuracy
   –Don’t pretend to be a machining center!
   –1 person runs up to 10 machines; no tool changes, no cutter resets
   –Average product comprised of 8 pieces and 2 thicknesses
   –Sheet change plus set up for new part in 30 seconds
   –Sheet change plus set up for new project in 45 seconds
 
•Tongue:  1.8 mm wide x 1 mm deep         Groove:   2 mm wide x 1.2 mm deep
–Don’t model/CAD/design in if to be solvent bonded by Tool-Less
 
•Tolerance:  +/- .2 mm (.008”)
 
•Csk added as post operation or machined in by CNC mill.
 
•Parts not broken out till after machining process is complete – no handling of individual parts until absolutely necessary.
 
•Flashing designed to provide rigid holding points during machining and is easily broken out after.

How does it work?

  • Define your enclosure customization: holes, part-marking, silk screen.
  • Choose your dimensions: Your enclosure is custom built to your specifications.

What do we offer?

  • Short delivery turnaround
  • Our plastic enclosures are made to optimize our production so they are inexpensive
  • Design is complete so you are charged only for changes for customization.

Your enclosure is unique!

Our Plastic Enclosure Process

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