Closeup of plastic CNC machining
October 28, 2021

Questions About Plastic CNC Machining

Your Questions on Plastic CNC Machining, Answered Controlled Fluidics practices precision and excellence from quote to finished product.  We use 5-axis CNC machines to produce customized plastic bonding and assembly work for each client.  We maintain our place at the forefront of utilizing the newest technologies and practices for precision plastic machining and manifold fabrication. …

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A collection of turned plastic parts used primarily in the life science industry
August 24, 2021

Plastic Manifolds for Medical, Research, and Life Science Applications

If your company produces medical,research, or life science devices, you should consider the advantages of components that utilize plastic manifolds. Bonded manifolds are uniquely capable of meeting the precise requirements of healthcare and life sciences, providing control of gas and chemicals. In addition, you can build many system components into manifolds, such as pumps, flow…

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Amber-colored bonded manifold created from ultem plastic
July 16, 2021

What is a Bonded Manifold?

If you’ve spent time on our website, you are likely to encounter the term “bonded manifold.” But what exactly is a bonded manifold, and do you need one? The field of fluidics, like electronics, requires ever-smaller components as services (such as hand-held on-chip detection devices, nano-pumps for continuous drug delivery, and micro-power generators and micro-propulsion…

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Photo with several different micro machined parts.
February 16, 2021

Micro Manufacturing

Controlled Fluidics is a world class manufacturer of micro machined plastic components. We have the capabilities to produce micro components (in large or small quantities) to customers’ specifications and hold to tolerances of +/- .0005 or better.  When you are micro manufacturing plastic parts as tiny as .0005 in diameter, the parts can actually be…

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December 7, 2018

Three Ways a 5-Axis CNC Machine Improves the Plastic Machining Process

Advances in technology depend on increasingly-complex components. Plastic machined components and manifolds are no exception and must perform accurately and consistently in more demanding environments than ever before. While expert engineers can design components that will withstand almost any operating conditions, the process of machining these components can be time-consuming and expensive. Fortunately, advances in…

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September 10, 2018

A Guide to Plastic Polishing

When a project calls for optically clear or smooth components, it’s simple to turn to glass or quartz as a material solution. However, while either material will produce an optically clear or smooth product, polished plastic may be the better choice. Polished plastic offers all the benefits of plastic polymers. It offers durability, lightness, or…

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plastic machining part made from COP
June 19, 2018

Plastic Machining Projects: Five Plastics that Can Take the Heat

A successfully completed high-performance plastic machined part or manifold performs consistently well under even the most stressful of conditions. While final success depends on many factors falling into place, selecting the right material for the job is essential to get you on the right track. At Controlled Fluidics, our engineers are well-versed in the many…

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Clear manifold designed for medical devices
May 1, 2018

Four Signs You Need Controlled Fluidics for Your Custom Plastic Machining or Manifold Project

Are you in the beginning stages of planning a plastic machining or manifold project? You’ve clarified what kind of product you need, the specifications it needs to meet, and the environment in which it will need to perform. Now it’s time to wade into the world of design, material selection, and production. The expert team…

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