What is CNC Routing?

CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Routing is a subtractive manufacturing machining technology.  This process utilizes a high rpm drive coupled with a precision spindle with multiple cutting tools for milling, drilling, tapping, contouring, threading and trimming for part production. 

Like CNC Milling, but typically used for machining commodity and engineered plastic materials along with wood & multiple grades of aluminum.  CNC routers are available in various platforms and sizes, they can be equipped with multiple machining axis’s to produce very large complex parts. The platform sizes range from benchtop routers to full sheet stock shapes capacities with much larger working volumes, much greater than standard CNC milling machine tools. 



When to use CNC Routing?

This process is ideal for large parts with milling steps and features, low to high part volume, simple to complex geometries with moderate tolerances and also multi axis capabilities depending on the machine tool and product requirements.  


Why use Boedeker Plastics, Inc. for plastics or composite CNC Routing?

Our shop has two large SCM 5 Axis CNC routers with a working volume of 5” x 60” x 120” and is backed by years of experience in plastics & composites only CNC routing.  We have the experience, personnel & technology to provide reliable supply of high quality CNC machined plastic & composite parts.  We also specialize in providing clients with Just in Time Supply (JIT) inventory services to help reduce inventory costs and provide parts as needed without long lead-times.


Our 5 Axis CNC Routing Equipment

  • SCM Routech Record 210 AL CNC Router (2)

Some of the Plastic & Composite Materials We Specialize in Machining Include:

ABS Plastic Grades

Acetal Plastic Grades

Acetron® Plastic Grades

Acrylic Plastic Grades

Celazole® PBI U & T Series Plastic Grades

CIP™ Composite Grades

Delrin® Plastic Grades

Duratron® T PAI Plastic Grades

Duravar® UHMW Plastic Grades

Durostone® Composites Grades

Ertalyte® Plastic Grades

Fluoropolymer Plastic Grades

G10 FR 4 Composite Grades

Hydex® Plastic Grades

Ketron® PEEK Plastic Grades

Noryl® PPO Plastic Grades

Nylatron® Polyamide Plastic Grades

Nylon Cast & Extruded Polyamide Plastic Grades

PC Polycarbonate Plastic Grades

PE Polyethylene Plastic Grades

PEEK Polyetheretherketone Plastic Grades

Phenolic Composite Grades

PLAVIS® Polyimide Plastic Grades

PP Polypropylene Plastic Grades

PPS Polyphenylene Sulfide Plastic Grades

PTFE Polytetrafluoroethylene Plastic Grades

PVC & CPVC Plastic Grades

Radel® PPSU Plastic Grades

Rulon® Plastic Grades

Semitron® ESd Semiconductor Plastic Grades

TECAPEEK® PEEK Plastic Grades

Techtron® PPS Plastic Grades

TIVAR® Ultra High Molecular Weight Plastic Grades

Torlon® PAI Polyamide-imide Plastic Grades

Turcite® A, B & X Plastic Grades

UHMW Ultra High Molecular Weight Plastic Grades

ULTEM™ PEI Polyetherimide Plastic Grades

Vespel™ Polyimide Plastic Grades