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CNC Routing

Formed Plastics Products

Orion has always offered our products with perforations or line scores for easy bending. With the addition of our CNC routing capabilities, ORION has emerged as a leader in the fabrication of heavy gauge electrical insulation products - formed plastics.

Many of the materials we route include ITW Formex® and Statex® GE 's Lexan®, and acrylics, typically in thicknesses between 0.060" and 0.25".

One of the challenges inherent in materials in this thickness range is that customers require many of the parts to be formed, not flat. Many of these formed parts are used for electrical insulation, such as snap-in-place housings, protection of high voltage parts, or covering bus bars.

Plastics Forming Methods

  • Heated line bending
  • Press brake cold forming
  • Perforating for bend in place

Plastics Design Considerations

  • Formability of material that has been selected
  • Required bend radius
  • Cosmetic nature of the product
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Manufacturing Process