Your CNC Plastic Machining Prototype Experts…
Need a CNC machined prototype in plastic? Talk to the experts. Since 1986 we’ve been the go-to CNC plastic machining prototype company in the UK. As expert plastic fabricators, we produce quality prototype enclosures, boxes, parts and casings for a wide range of uses.
At our Brackley in-house manufacturing facilities, we use CNC machining to efficiently cut, drill, bevel, saw, and fold large, rigid sheets of plastic into prototypes. We specialise in making cost-effective plastic prototypes for use in the electronic, industrial, marine and electrical sectors.
Why use CNC Machining for Plastic Prototypes?
CNC plastic machining is a popular choice for designers and engineers developing close tolerance prototypes that have particular requirements like heat resistance, UV stability, or need a durable prototype quickly.
CNC machining offers many advantages over other techniques like 3D printing. As machining is a subtractive manufacturing process rather than an additive manufacturing process like 3D printing, it is much better suited to enclosures, casings and boxes. It is also:
- Versatile – prototypes of various sizes, complexity and material options are possible.
- Tight tolerances – perfect for prototypes needing tight tolerances.
- A cost-effective way to check product viability before initiating full production.
Looking for inspiration? Check out our machined plastic prototype case study gallery.
If you are looking for a plastic enclosure prototype. Then check out how the process works here at CDT in Brackley, as a tried…
We were delighted to design this custom plastic machined prototype for a long-standing client in Rochdale. Working closely with the client, our expert team…
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Quality, CNC Plastic Machined Prototypes
As plastic fabrication and CNC machining specialists for over 35 years, we have enabled a wide range of enclosure and electronic box prototypes. See what our plastic fabrication customers say.
We serve a wide variety of UK customers with different design challenges and usage requirements. We are proud of our professional, proactive approach and the way we work in partnership with our customers at every stage of the prototype journey. So, no matter the shape, size or application of your plastic prototype, we can provide you with the most appropriate solution tailored to your bespoke needs. Get in touch today.
Why Use Us for CNC Machining?
We can efficiently cut, drill, rout, fold, mill, bevel, and shape large rigid sheets of plastic into custom designs.
Our technical expertise in material selection and extensive hands-on experience allows us to help you overcome any engineering or design issues; like ingress protection, shock absorption, EMC suppression and/or V-0 flame-retardancy etc. Our expert team is always happy to share their knowledge and experience.
They work closely with you to ensure your enclosure, housing or casing prototype meets your requirements. As we use no tools/expensive moulds, there are no large, upfront costs associated with having a tool made. Plus, design changes can be easily accommodated, so turnaround times are faster. This also means you’re not stuck with an expensive, obsolete injection mould if the model or technology is upgraded.
Why not come and visit us at our facilities in Brackley. Be inspired and get ideas for your next plastic prototype. You can see the process in action, meet our team of plastic fabrication experts and browse our extensive product gallery. Alternatively, we are happy to visit you to find out about your enclosure requirements.
Get a CNC machined prototype quote today!
We’ll put together a customised quote for your plastic prototype and work with you to get started on your project. Let’s build something together.
‘Delighted to recommend plastic enclosure manufacturers, CDT in Brackley. We have been working with Ian and the team for 4 years, designing and building charging racks, chip and pin cradles and the latest being cash till converter. They work to high standards and provide a proactive, professional custom design and build service. Their attention to detail (ATD) is second to none!
We knew what we wanted but after sitting down with the design team at CDT it was clear that their input was invaluable and working together ensured we ended up with more than we had ever imagined.’