G11 Plastic Machining
G11 epoxy resin is an ideal material for parts and components that require extremely high strength, high dimensional stability, and high creep resistance across a wide temperature range. Sometimes referred to as G11-FR5 or G11 laminate, this glass epoxy material is commonly used for terminal boards, electric rotor insulation, electronic test equipment, and high humidity applications. Although the material can be difficult to machine with accuracy, Upland Fab has the experience and expertise to fabricate high precision parts from G11 plastic.
G11 Epoxy Resin
Like other phenolic laminates, G11 epoxy resin is produced by applying high heat and pressure to multiple stacked layers of specialty materials, which have been impregnated with synthetic thermoset resins. The heat and pressure polymerizes those disparate layers into a single, laminated material.
G11-FR5 is extremely strong and stiff, with excellent electrical properties and a very low coefficient of thermal expansion. It exhibits very low moisture absorption and is flame retardant. These and other factors make G11 plastic ideal for electronic and electromechanical components and high-humidity environments.
Precision Machined G11-FR5 Parts
Because of its unique makeup, accurately machining G11-FR5 presents a challenge. Upland Fab utilizes multi-axis CNC machining and special tools to produce high precision, tight tolerance G11 plastic parts. CNC technology ensures perfect repeatability from the first piece to the last, and enables us to fabricate parts with minimal time devoted to handling and fixturing. In many cases, even parts with very intricate geometries can be completed in a single operation for fast and efficient service.
Through DPD/MBD processes (Digital Product Definition/Model-Based Definition), we can work directly from your CAD models or other digital design files. This improves accuracy and helps us eliminate manufacturing errors, resulting in higher quality parts at lower costs
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Properties of G11 Epoxy Resin
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We have been providing top-flight plastics and composite machining in Southern California since 1970. Contact Upland Fab to learn more or request a quote to get started on your G11 laminate machining project.