Plastic CNC Machining

February 17, 2023

Ultem Plastic Manifolds (Podcast)

Ultem can be a great choice for manifolds that need thermal strength, thermal resistance, and chemical resistance. Check out the podcast to learn more.

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February 10, 2023

Polycarbonate Plastic Manifolds (Podcast)

Polycarbonate is slightly more expensive than acrylic but has more thermal and chemical resistance. It can also come in medical-grade quality. Learn more on the podcast.

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February 3, 2023

Common Concerns of Bonded Manifolds (Podcast)

When designing bonded manifolds, you have to be aware of stress-cracking risks, cost, threading, and material choice. Listen to the podcast to learn more.

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January 20, 2023

Acrylic Plastic Manifolds (Podcast)

One of the most popular materials for a wide variety of applications, acrylic is low cost and offers high light transmission. Check out the podcast to learn more.

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engineer calibrating 5-axis cnc machine to create a custom plastic manifold
January 5, 2022

Plastic Machining vs 3D Printing: Which Is Better for Plastic Parts?

Controlled Fluidics is very selective about the technology, procedures, and materials we use to serve our clients. Our clients use plastic components in the healthcare industry, aerospace, scientific research, and more. Often critical to the proper functions of the device, our parts perform in high heat, high pressure, and chemically aggressive environments.   For these reasons,…

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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 are those, and do you need one?  The field of fluidics, like electronics, requires smaller and smaller components.  These are items such as hand-held on-chip detection devices, nano-pumps for continuous drug delivery, and micro-power generators, and…

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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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clear plastic machined product
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. Some components can only be produced with 5-axis machines, such as items used in the aerospace, medical, or space flight industries.    While expert engineers can design…

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purple gloves holding up an unpolished plastic part and a polished plastic part for comparison
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 conditions. In addition, professional machining and polishing prevent dangerous, costly malfunctions.  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. The…

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Clear manifold designed for medical devices
May 1, 2018

4 Signs You Need Controlled Fluidics for A Plastic Machining 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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