Plastic fabrication with a CNC Router from Unicam

Plastic Fabrication with a CNC Router

Plastic is a major field of CNC applications which includes the milling of soft plastics which are easy to shape under the effect of heat, solid plastics and cutting flexible plastics like rubber.

Unicam CNC Routers are used in numerous plastic cutting and machining operations. If you are a manufacturer of plastic engineering components, vacuum moulds, liners or inserts, a Unicam CNC router will provide you both economical and reliable performance.

High speed cutting the correct chiploads and cooling can prevent the plastics from welding onto the cutter. Technologies such as “through the cutter cooling” can improve production dramatically.

Delivering A Clean, Polished Cut Edge

Unicam leads the industry in CNC router systems for plastic fabrication application. This comes from our specialisation in production CNC Router machinery for quality cutting and also our local service capability. The demands of plastic fabricators include volume production, consistency in part production, smoothness of cut quality and high up-time operation. Our system will satisfy all these demands and more.

Different plastic-fabrication facilities have chosen Unicam because of its production possibilities, including multiple carriages and machine sizes that are intended to fit a wide range of material sizes.

CNC Machining of plastics

Thermoplastics, thermosetting plastics and elastomers

Besides wood and aluminum, machining plastic is another major field of CNC applications which includes the milling of soft plastics (thermoplastics) which are easy to shape under the effect of heat, solid plastics (thermosetting plastics) and cutting flexible plastics (elastomers) like rubber.

Fields of application

In sectors like model making, sign engraving or thermoforming plastic is machined day by day. The material is not only milled but also drilled, cut and engraved. Rubber, for example, cannot be milled, but only cut with a tangential knife. In this post, we deal with milling plastic giving you some useful tips on this subject.


With a CNC router from Unicam, you can easily machine and engrave all types of plastic materials including

  • Acrylic
  • ABS
  • Lexan
  • HDPE
  • PVC
  • PETG
  • UHMW

The Unicam T-SLOT VACUUM ROTARY - RFR Router is great for plastic fabrication with a CNC Router

Choosing a Unicam for Plastic Fabrication with a CNC Router

The Unicam CNC foam cutter is a machine controlled by a computer capable of cutting any 3D objects out of extruded and expanded polystyrene foams (EPS and XPS). The cutting is performed with either an oscillating knife, fast-wire, hotwire or Routing moving in the vertical and horizontal axes through the use of motors controlled by an electronic controller that runs from G-Code. Unicam CNC will supply software to generate the G-Code that fits the application requirements. This ensures flawless precision, high processing speed, and consistently excellent quality.

The precise mechanisms and perfect electronic control of motor movement enable the operator to cut any shape, as long as its thickness corresponds with the thickness of the material. There is also the option of designing and cutting a few different outlines of the same project which results in very attractive 3D shapes.

To learn more about Unicam CNC routers for foam cutting or to request a quote, contact us today.

We Have Established Standards of Excellence

We provide flexible industry-specific solutions that have been tailor-made to simplify production while also improving the manufacturing quality.

Our products are given at a competitive price and are made with performance in mind. We have a track record of delivering happy customers. We have risen to the top of the CNC market by utilising our experience of the sector to guarantee high-quality goods, cost-effective solutions, and unmatched client service.
Our Products are Built to Last

Unicam’s CNC router machines for Plastic Fabrication are made with quality and versatility in mind. This focus on excellence represents our lifelong commitment to clients. We offer many customised solutions to ensure customers will benefit from our industry experience.

Standardised Methods of Production

We have a well-established production methodology that has been fine-tuned to ensure that our products are high-quality and cost-effective. Each CNC machine is made to give our customers a competitive edge in the marketplace.

Our success has come from manufacturing with precision and agility in mind, traits that have allowed our customers to effectively take advantage of these systems.

A Name You Can Trust

Unicam has become a trusted manufacturer of CNC routers for Plastic Fabrication because our products get results. Our manufacturing solutions outperforms the competition at much lower costs.

By leveraging our experience and knowledge, you can help your business thrive by getting a Unicam CNC Plastic Fabrication machine that comes standard with a lifetime of customer support and an industry-best warranty.

We Have the Tools You Need

At Unicam, we are dedicated to equipping our clients with the necessary tools to succeed, providing solutions that enable you to focus on being productive. Anyone from individual craftsmen to high production shops will find value in our CNC routers for Plastic Fabrication.

If you’re looking for a CNC router for sale in South Africa, or globally, take advantage of this high-quality, low-cost solution by purchasing your CNC router machine for foam cutting from Unicam.