Custom Core Support Roller for Converting Machinery
N.E.T. & Die, Inc. manufactured the core support roller shown here for use in converting equipment. Material of construction was ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene - its low friction and high wear properties made it an ideal choice for this machinery application. We carefully choose plastic-specific cutting tools and applied them at low pressures to remove material cleanly and accurately. By programming the optimal spindle speed on our Mori-Seiki horizontal turning center, we were able to form the contours to within tolerances of ±.001" while also achieving a 125 RMS surface finish.
Once completed, the roller featured an outer diameter of 2.25", inner diameter of 0.80", and measured 3.7" in length. Dimensional and visual inspections confirmed that we satisfied the requirements of the customer’s specifications. We currently produce these components in quantities from 10-1000 units/order within a two-week timeframe.
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Custom Core Support Roller Highlights
- Product Name
- Core Support Roller
- Capabilities Applied/Processes
- Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
- Mori-Seiki: NL1500MC/500 CNC Lathe With 6 Axis Live Tooling
- CNC Turning
- Overall Part Dimensions
- Outer Diameter : 2.25"
Inner Diameter : 0.80"
- Tightest Tolerances
- Material Used
- Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene
- Material Finish
- 125 RMS (Surface Roughness)
- In process testing/inspection performed
- Measurement Inspection
- Industry for Use
- Converting Machinery
- Delivery/Turnaround Time
- 2 Weeks
- Standards Met
- Customer Specifications, 2D CAD Drawing