PBY Plastics utilizes compression-molded PFA, FEP, PVDF, PCTFE, ETFE near net molded shapes as stock for CNC machined parts. The cost-saving benefits are most effective in large order quantities where time to completion on a mill/lathe is a factor. Initial setup costs are offset by machining and material time savings and the benefits extend to repeated orders.
A faster turnaround time for end-product completion to delivery is made possible and short notice orders become easier problems to tackle.
PBY Plastics is capable of creating near-net shapes to various degrees of the finished form. Shapes range from blank discs, tubes, billets, cubes, rods, and custom forms.
Below are examples of before and after parts utilizing near net shapes. Compared to a traditional billet, rod, or sheet, a near-net shape can produce 50-80% less scrap material and cost up to 30% less than solid stock (large moq considered and amortization of tooling cost not considered)