UHMW (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene) CNC machined (not laser cut) by SendCutSend
UHMW is a common plastic known for extreme durability, versatility, and cost-effectiveness. You can also count on it to be abrasion, impact, and chemical resistant. It’s commonly used in applications where high levels of friction are likely to arise including conveyor guard rails, augers and wear strips, belt scrapers, chain guides, and idler rollers.
Please review our Design Guidelines for UHMW here.
UHMW is self-lubricating, which ensures smooth and noiseless operations. Known for an extremely high molecular weight, it features an unsurpassed combination of slickness, toughness, and chemical resistance.
UHMW is easy to machine with common woodworking tools, making it extremely cost-effective, and outperforms metal in many applications.
|Maximum Part Size||46″ x 46″|
|Sheet Thickness||0.125”, 0.187”, 0.250”, 0.375″, 0.500″|
|Density (pounds per cubic inch)||0.034|
|Tensile Strength (PSI)||4,600|
|Tensile Modulus (PSI)||200,000|
|Tensile Elongation at Break (%)||400|
|Melting Point||260 deg. F|
|Operating Temp||180 deg. F|
Plastic and composite materials cut on our CNC machine will have small tabs.
These tabs hold your parts in place while being cut to ensure the best accuracy precision. Click below to learn what to expect and how to best design with these tabs in mind.