CNC computer cutting

PRP’s core capability is heavily grounded in flatbed CNC computer cutting, specializing in the fabrication and profiling of soft materials such as rubber, sponge, foam, plastic acrylic, fiber and insulation. PRP features flatbed knife cutting machines, laser cutting machines, routers and high-volume die presses. As part of our long-term strategic initiative, PRP has made a sizeable capital investment in new machinery and equipment, with this additional machinery becoming available by the end of the year.

If you require a quote, or have any questions, please feel free to contact us or upload your file here and our engineering team will get in touch!

Knife Cutting

Knife cutting technology uses tungsten carbide blades that oscillate at incredibly high speeds. Our blade technology is available in many different profiles, and designed specifically to cut a wide range of soft materials with thicknesses ranging from 0.06mm right up to 100mm thick (all with a single pass). The blade itself can either be tapered or straight, and the tip of the blade can vary depending on the intricacy of the cut of the finish that is required.

The machines have incredible positional accuracy and are able to cut critical profiles within 0.05mm. The smallest parts we have managed to create have measured in at 2.8mm x 1.75mm!

The material is supported on an engineered flatbed, 3m long and 1.5m wide. While this is limit of our bed size, we can fabricate items larger using smart feed-in jigs and material handling systems. The material itself is held down using a state of the art vacuum system.

Laser Cutting

Laser cutting can use various forms of technology, but the most common mediums used is CO2 and Fiber. CO2 lasers are best optimized to cut non-metal materials, such as acrylic, wood, various types of plastic, sponges and foams. Fiber lasers on the other hand are optimized to cut metals such as mild steel, stainless steel, copper, aluminum and brass.

PRP’s laser technology uses a CO2 laser to cut a wide range of non-metallic substrates. The machinery has an adjustable bed catering for a range of different thicknesses and profiles. Positional accuracy can be within +/- 0.05mm, and is an ideal tool where high fidelity or intricacy is required.

CO2 lasers operate at very low running costs, making them incredibly cost competitive even for small batch runs.

Routering

Complimenting both knife cutting and laser cutting technology, routering and milling can also be performed on our specialized materials. Our machinery has been optimized for softer materials, including sponge, foam, plastic and insulation.

The machines have similar properties to our flatbed knife machines, featuring a 3.0m x 1.5m bed, vacuum suction assistance, and variable tools and spindles to cut a range of complexities.

Die Cutting

PRP features a range of die cutting presses specifically targeting medium to high volume production. With the ability to fabricate tooling and dies in-house, PRP can produce up to 20,000 units per hour using automated cutting and feeding systems.

All presses are hydraulic, can cater to die forms up to 1500mm in width.

If you require a quote, or have any questions, please feel free to contact us or upload your file here and our engineering team will get in touch!