Mr. Plastics' fabrication expertise covers a wide range of industrial services. Beyond industrial parts we also fabricate for the retail and food industries as well as all kinds of custom projects that are unique and challenging. Our fabricators are among the best in the industry with a reputation for producing the highest quality fabricated products in Northern California: their work can be seen in museums, corporate offices, event spaces, factories, Hollywood sets and movies, retail giants, food processing plants, mom'n'pop shops, private homes, and government offices around the world!
During COVID-19 we fabricated a multitude of custom protective barriers for all industries -- see examples here.
Below is an offering of services with regards to the machines we use to fabricate.
Mr. Plastics has two flatbed CNC machines, one with a 4' x 8' bed and a newer machine with a 6' x 12' bed. One of the largest CNC beds in Northern California.
Our 3-axis CNC can accommodate large sheets, up to 80" x 144" and thicknesses up to 2". We can do nearly all CNC cutting in-house, however we work with a network of partners when needed. Those out of house projects tend to include: large drape molds, acrylic domes and bubbles, and other unusual and wonderful shapes. The large bed allows our CNC fabricator to cut oversize sheets, have better yields and run hundreds of parts at one time.
If you have reached out to Mr. Plastics for a CNC project: we ask that you send a PDF file along with a DXF file so that our sales team can work in tandem with the CNC operate to quote the project. For running the actual job we can use your CAD drawing in .DXF or .DWG file formats. Or we commonly convert Adobe Illustrator (.AI files) to cut files. If you don't have a file of your own: we offer our own file generating services -- please ask your sales associate for that service. All drawing services are extra in cost.
Milling & Lathe Operations
The latest addition is a state of the art Haas TM2P vertical CNC mill: suitable for smaller precision parts. It is capable of intricate 2D and 3D machining, engraving, as well as 4th axis operations that are not possible on manual machines.
The machine shop includes four manual vertical Bridgeport type knee mills, and a Romi manual lathe. The CNC milling operations are programmed with Mastercam 2017, which can accept customer input in a variety of 2D and 3D CAD formats, including DXF, DWG, IGS, STP, and X_T. We use the Haas for production machining as well as for short runs and prototypes.
We have a full in-house machine shop for milling, drilling, lathe and other operations. We do a lot of precision parts for the medical industry and many others. We start with your CAD file (DWG or DXF), or our design department can assist in creating one for you, and that file is translated to CNC code to cut parts to your specifications.