Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Machining

Ultra-High Molecular Weight polyethylene (UHMWPE or UHMW) is an engineered thermoplastic. The high molecular weight improves some chief physical properties like:

  • outstanding abrasion resistance
  • high impact strength
  • low coefficient of friction
  • good chemical resistance
  • outstanding sound dampening
  • superior dielectric and electrical insulating
  • will not absorb moisture.

UHMWPE / UHMW is easy to machine which makes it a cost-effective material for use in a wide variety of industries and applications. Because UHMWPE / UHMW is a chemically inert material that meets FDA and USDA requirements for direct food contact, it’s widely used in the food, beverage, medical and pharmaceutical industries. UHMWPE / UHMW is a non-porous plastic and thus, resists growth of bacteria and fungus, making it a good material for human implants.

Machining UHMWPE plastic is a straightforward process and is often used to create:

  • Food and beverage device components
  • Medical Implants
  • Medical Device Components

Start Your UHMWPE Machining Project Today

With over 75 years of high-precision CNC machining experience, Marver Med has the component experience needed for high-quality CNC machined medical devices and implants, and parts for the aerospace and defense industries. Discuss your UHMWPE or UHMW project with us or design your component today.