Plastic Drilling Service

As a leading China Plastic Fabrication manufacturer, Kusla provides Plastic Drilling service. we have Drilling acrylic sheet, Drilling Polycarbonate sheet, Drilling ABS sheet capabilities,Drilling PVC sheet,Drilling HDPE sheet,Drilling PET sheet capabilities as well as other plastic fabrication capabilities. Contact Kusla to find out more today!

  • Cost effective plastic drilling service and high-quality standard
  • Drilling a wide range of plastics
  • One-stop solution, supported by Second fabrication capabilities

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Plastic drilling Specifications & Capabilities

We are capable of Laser drilling on plastic, CNC drilling on plastic, machine drilling on plastic, hand drilling on plastic.

Minimum 0.1mm1-20mm

Plastic drilling Advantages

  1. Drilling size of hole is accurate,
  2. The drilling process speed is fast; the efficiency is high.
  3. Workpiece does not deform
  4. The plastic drilling process is simple, the production is easy to automate, the production efficiency is high, the cost is low.

Plastic Drilling Materials

  • Polypropylene Plastic Material

  • PET Plastic Material

  • Nylon Plastic Material

  • HDPE Plastic Material

  • ABS Plastic Material

  • Polycarbonate sheet

    Polycarbonate Plastic Material

  • PVC Plastic Material

  • Acrylic Plastic material

Kusla Plastic Drilling Services

We have large CNC engraving machine which could control a high accuracy, we can do various shapes of engraving and cutting, all kinds of flat square holes, round holes and multi-angle holes, to meet the customer on the panel, shell, Windows and other aspects of the processing technology requirements.

Kusla plastic Laser drilling technology makes no mechanical contact with plastic parts, allowing you to precisely control the shapes and sizes of holes with no tooling changeovers. Our laser drilling systems are used in a variety of applications.

Application Cases

Plastic Drilling Service FAQ

Plastic drilling is a process that make holes on plastic parts by Using drilling tools (such as twist drill, reamer, etc.) on the drilling machine. mainly used for drilling, reaming, tapping thread.

Drilling thermoplastic materials

  • The drill bit used for drilling of plastic materials should be specially designed. The top cone Angle was 60 to 90 degrees. The posterior Angle of the blade is 12 degrees to 18 degrees.
  • In the process of processing, the compressed air is blown into the chip to prevent overheating caused by blockage.
  • The drilling processing speed of thermoplastic materials is determined according to the type of material, the size and depth of the hole. With the increase of borehole diameter, the velocity decreases. The hardness of the material increases, and the speed increases. Follow the table.
Hole size (mm)234568101214
Drill bit diameter (mm))
Speed (RPM)500050003000280025002000180010001000

Drilling thermosetting plastics

  • For drilling in thermosetting plastics, it is best to use a standard high-speed drill bit with a deep chip discharge slot. The top cone Angle was 70 to 90 degrees.
  • In the process of processing, lubricants could not be used. The drill speed should be about 30 to 40 m/min
  • Drill diameter and speed are carried out according to the table.
Hole size (mm)234568101214
Drill bit diameter (mm))
Speed (RPM)5000500050003000300018001600800700

plastic is a brittle material and is prone to crack and splinter when hand Drilling holes in plastic. Knowing the proper drilling technique for making holes in plastic is critical to make the holes are clean and evenly cut.

Tools to prepare: Ruler or measuring tape, Pencil, Electric drill with variable speed settings, Sharp twist bit of appropriate size for desired hole diameter, Clamp, Sandpaper

Step 1: Measure and mark the area where you will be drilling with a ruler or measuring tape.

Step 2: Insert a sharp twist bit into the drill and tighten the bit in place.

Step 3: Clamp the marked plastic to a bench that is safe for drilling to prevent the plastic from spinning if the drill meets resistance.

Step 4: Set the drill to its slowest setting. Depress the trigger as lightly as possible and drill a hole very slowly through the plastic.

Step 5: Watch the area around the hole carefully as you drill. Stop drilling and allow the plastic to cool every certain minutes.

Step 6: Set the drill to the reverse setting and slowly pull the drill bit out of the completed hole.

Step 7: Gently sand the area around the hole, being careful not to scuff the plastic in the process.

Three most basic conditions for the selection of drill: material, coating and geometric characteristics.

How to choose the material for the drill bit

The material can be roughly divided into three types: high speed steel, high speed steel containing cobalt and solid carbide

  • High speed steel (HSS): High speed steel has been used as a cutting tool for more than a century. It is the most widely used and the cheapest cutting tool material at present. The high-speed steel drill can be used not only on the hand drill, but also in the drilling machine and other better stability environment.
  • High Speed Steel containing Cobalt (HSSE): The hardness and red hardness of high-speed steel containing cobalt are better than those of high-speed steel. The increase of hardness also improves its wear resistance, but it also sacrifices part of the toughness.
  • solid carbide: In terms of hardness, red hardness, wear resistance and other aspects compared with high-speed steel, there is a huge improvement. But the cost of carbide tools is also much more expensive than high-speed steel.

How to choose the coating of the drill bits

Coatings can be roughly divided into the following five types according to the scope of use.

  • Uncoated: Uncoated tools are the cheapest, usually used to process aluminum alloy, low carbon steel and other soft materials.
  • Black OXIDATION COATING: OXIDATION coating can provide better lubricity than uncoated tools, and is also better in terms of oxidation and heat resistance, and can improve the service life by more than 50%.
  • Titanium nitride coating: Titanium nitride is the most common coating material, not suitable for processing hardness and high processing temperature materials.
  • Titanium carbon nitride coating: Titanium carbon nitride is developed from titanium nitride, has higher temperature and wear resistance, usually purple or blue. The Haas workshop is used to process cast iron workpieces.
  • Titanium aluminum nitride coating: Titanium aluminum nitride is more resistant to high temperature than all the above coatings, so it can be used in higher cutting environments. For example, processing superalloys.

The geometry of the bit

The geometric features can be divided into the following 3 parts

  • Length: The ratio of length to diameter is called double diameter. The smaller the double diameter, the better the rigidity.
  • Tip Angle: A tip Angle of 118° is probably the most common in machining and is usually used to process soft metals such as mild steel and aluminum. The design of this Angle usually does not have a self-centering function, which means that it is inevitable to process the centering hole first. The 135° tip Angle usually has a self-centering function, which eliminates the need to process the centering hole, which will make the separate drilling of the centering hole no longer a necessary process, thus saving a lot of time.
  • Helix Angle: A 30° helix Angle is a good choice for most materials. But for environments where better chip removal and higher edge strength are required, smaller helical angles can be selected. For difficult materials such as stainless steel, a design with a larger helix Angle can be selected to transfer torque.

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