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CNC Machining PTFE

CNC Machining PTFE

Flourish Legend is a plastic machining company specializing in the research, production, sales, and service of PTFE plastic pipes, rods, sheets, films, and non-standard components. Our main products include:


  • Pipe Series: PTFE PTFE CNC polytetrafluoroethylene pipes, FEP pipes, PFA pipes, PVDF pipes.

  • Heat Shrinkable Tubing Series: Custom PTFE heat shrink tubing, FEP heat shrinkable tubing, PFA heat shrinkable tubing, PVDF heat shrinkable tubing.

  • Plate, Rod, And Film Series: PTFE machining sheets, rods, and films, FEP sheets, rods, and films, PFA sheets, rods, and films, PVDF sheets, rods, and films.

  • Insulation Material Series: Silicone, PE, PVC, UPE, and more.

  • Special Products: Imported PFA connectors, spiral pipes, spring pipes, spiral-cut pipes, welding rods, tees, straight connectors, gaskets, adapters, taper bars, expansion pipes, sealing pipes, braided pipes, corrugated pipes, and more.


We also offer customized CNC machining production of various specifications according to customer requirements. Feel free to contact us for inquiries and consultations.

Basic Knowledge of PTFE Teflon CNC Machining

Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) resin, commonly known as the ""Plastic King,"" is widely used in various industries due to its unique properties. The PTFE plastic possesses high-temperature resistance, non-oxidizing and non-dissolving characteristics, exceptional chemical stability, and excellent dielectric properties, making it an indispensable material in industries primarily focused on chemistry and mechanics. Machining PTFE resin is typically in the form of powder or dispersion, with a high molecular weight (8.88×106 to 3.17×107) and high crystallinity (92% to 98%). The PTFE plastic sheet has a melting point of 327°C and contains strong F-C bonds in its molecular structure.


ItemsFeaturesDescriptions
PropertiesChemical ResistanceThe PTFE plastic is inert to most commonly used chemicals, except for reactions with molten sodium metal, fluorine, strong fluorinating agents, and sodium hydroxide above 300°C.
Heat ResistanceThe PTFE plastic sheet does not undergo thermal aging below 260°C.
Electrical Properties The machining PTFE has excellent electrical insulation properties, high arc resistance, a volume resistivity greater than 1×1016Ω·m, and is not affected by temperature variations.
LubricityThe custom PTFE has a low friction coefficient within a wide temperature range.
Radiation ResistanceThe Teflon CNC retains 50% of its original tensile strength even at maximum irradiation doses in a vacuum.
Low PermeabilityThe PTFE CNC exhibits low permeability to most gases and liquids, except for fluorocarbon compounds with similar compositions.
Weather ResistanceThe laser cutting Teflon is unaffected by climatic conditions and can withstand exposure for over 10 years.
Non-FlammabilityThe cutting Teflon has an oxygen index exceeding 90.
Non-AdhesiveVirtually all adhesive substances do not stick to their surface.
High And Low-Temperature ResistanceIt can be used within a temperature range of -250°C to 250°C. Due to its exceptional properties, PTFE is often referred to as the "Plastic King" and finds widespread applications in defense, aerospace, petrochemical, electronics, mechanical, and various other industries.
Characteristics Low Cutting Forces, Poor Thermal Conductivity, And Heat ResistanceDuring PTFE CNC machining, the cutting forces are approximately six to seven times smaller than those for metals. However, due to its low thermal conductivity and lower heat resistance compared to metals, the cutting speed needs to be reduced to prevent plastic softening and tool sticking.
Non-Uniform Structure And StrengthPlastics consist of multiple components and their molecular structures exhibit various patterns, resulting in non-uniformity that hampers machining. Therefore, sharper and more wear-resistant cutting edges are required for PTFE laser cutting tools.
C. Severe Tool Wear And Susceptibility To Brittle CrackingPTFE machined parts often contain various fillers and additives, such as glass fibers, which make them challenging to machine. Tools wear quickly, and after tool blunting, cracking, and edge chipping can occur under high extrusion forces.
High Thermal Expansion CoefficientThe thermal expansion coefficient of plastics is three to four times higher than that of metals, affecting dimensional stability and posing challenges in cutting operations.
Difficulty In Chip FormationDuring PTFE turning and drilling operations, the chips formed from custom PTFE tend to be stringy, clinging to the tool and getting compressed together, which adversely affects the machining quality.




How is PTFE Plastic Machined?

  • Machining method

PTFE is a polymer material that usually requires the use of professional mechanical equipment for processing. The following are several common machining methods.


1. Turning

Turning is a machining method used to make round parts. Turning PTFE using a lathe allows the creation of cylindrical parts of varying diameters and lengths.

When turning PTFE plastic, the following should be noted:

- Use appropriate turning tools. Because custom PTFE has high softness and good plastic deformation ability, it is recommended to use arc-shaped tools.

- Control the feed rate and rotational speed of turning tools. The processing temperature of PTFE plastic sheet should be as low as possible because its melting point is as high as 327°C and it is easy to burn and decompose.

- Chip handling. PTFE chips tend to get tangled, so you can use special chip cleaning equipment or clean them manually.


2. Milling

PTFE milling is a machining method that can produce parts of various shapes. It can produce parts of various shapes such as planes, curves, edges, etc., and is suitable for the production of small batches of parts.

When milling PTFE, the following should be noted:

- Use a suitable milling cutter. It is usually recommended to use an end mill or ball nose cutter.

- Control feed rate and rotational speed. The processing temperature of PTFE plastic should be as low as possible. Controlling the feed speed and rotation speed can reduce the processing temperature.

- Chip handling. Just like turning, use special chip cleaning equipment or clean it by hand.


3. Drilling

Drilling is a machining method for processing circular holes, which is suitable for manufacturing PTFE pipes, valves and other parts that require holes.

When drilling holes in custom PTFE, the following should be noted:

- Use a suitable drill bit. It is recommended to use a sharp angle drill bit or a grinding wheel drill bit.

- Control feed rate and rotational speed. When drilling, excessive acceleration should be avoided to avoid quality problems such as melting and annealing of the teflon CNC material.

- Chip handling. To prevent excessive chips when drilling, it is recommended to use special chip cleaning equipment or clean them manually.


  • Precautions

- The PTFE CNC machining involves high temperatures, so safety precautions must be taken.

- Mechanical shock and vibration should be minimized during processing.

- Ensure that machine tools and tools are kept in good condition to avoid excessive heat and friction.

- Before cutting, make sure that the density of the PTFE plastic material is uniform and there are no bubbles, impurities and other quality problems.





Custom CNC Machining PTFE Parts

PTFE material has high temperature resistance, no oxidation, no dissolution, particularly good chemical stability and excellent dielectric properties, and the machining PTFE is widely used in the following industries:


Chemical Industry
Chemical Industry
Medical Device Industry
Medical Device Industry
Automobile Manufacturing Industry
Automobile Manufacturing Industry
Textile Industry
Textile Industry



Flourish Legend is a plastic machining company specializing in the research, production, sales, and service of PTFE plastic pipes, rods, sheets, films, and non-standard components. Our main products include:


  • Pipe Series: PTFE PTFE CNC polytetrafluoroethylene pipes, FEP pipes, PFA pipes, PVDF pipes.

  • Heat Shrinkable Tubing Series: Custom PTFE heat shrink tubing, FEP heat shrinkable tubing, PFA heat shrinkable tubing, PVDF heat shrinkable tubing.

  • Plate, Rod, And Film Series: PTFE machining sheets, rods, and films, FEP sheets, rods, and films, PFA sheets, rods, and films, PVDF sheets, rods, and films.

  • Insulation Material Series: Silicone, PE, PVC, UPE, and more.

  • Special Products: Imported PFA connectors, spiral pipes, spring pipes, spiral-cut pipes, welding rods, tees, straight connectors, gaskets, adapters, taper bars, expansion pipes, sealing pipes, braided pipes, corrugated pipes, and more.


We also offer customized CNC machining production of various specifications according to customer requirements. Feel free to contact us for inquiries and consultations.

Advantages of CNC Machining PTFE Parts

Wear Resistance

Wear Resistance: PTFE CNC materials exhibit excellent wear resistance, capable of withstanding high friction and high-speed conditions. This enables machined PTFE parts and components manufactured through Teflon CNC machining to maintain stable performance and prolong their lifespan.

High Precision Machining

High Precision Machining: CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining is a precise computer-controlled machining method that achieves high precision processing. CNC machining of PTFE materials allows for precise control of dimensions, shapes, and surface quality, ensuring accuracy and consistency of the parts.

Machining of Complex Shapes

Machining of Complex Shapes: PTFE CNC machining offers excellent flexibility and programmability, making it capable of processing complex-shaped parts and components. Custom PTFE materials have good plasticity, allowing for CNC machining to meet various intricate processing requirements, including internal and external profiles, holes, and grooves.


High Temperature Resistance

High Temperature Resistance: PTFE CNC materials possess exceptional high temperature resistance, maintaining stability in high-temperature environments. Custom PTFE parts and components manufactured through CNC machining of PTFE materials can withstand high-temperature applications, such as in high-temperature chemical reactors and engine components.



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