Fabrication & Machining Services

Take advantage of our plastic fabrication and machining capabilities to save time and money on plastic parts

Plastic fabricated part for medical applicationWe provide fabrication, machining, and conversion services to our customers nationwide. We understand you need responsive service and superior quality. From precision cutting to complex assembly, we use our in-house capabilities or partner with the best fabrication specialists to provide high quality, consistent plastic parts.

Let us do the legwork! Send us your drawings and specifications. We will manage the entire process closely with our fabrication partners, and then deliver components that meet your critical requirements.

Capabilities Include:

  • CNC routing (multiple axis)
  • CNC milling
  • CNC turning
  • Thermoforming
  • Vacuum forming
  • Heat and line bending
  • Precision cutting
  • Die cutting
  • Polishing
  • Molding
  • Assembly
  • Prototypes
  • Low or high volume
  • Replacement parts
  • Close tolerances
  • Large and small parts

Material Selection - Expert Advice

Curbell works with designers, engineers, MRO maintenance managers, purchasing, business owners and even onsite internal machine shops to serve their fabrication and machining needs. We take pride in helping customers overcome challenges and take advantage of opportunities. We have plastic material selection tools and plastics experts ready to help you determine the best material options for your application. 

Important Considerations When Specifying Plastic

Most materials can be fabricated, however a manufacturing method may be best for certain materials. Ultimately, part geometry, tolerances, necessary specifications, and the environment a part operates in are driving factors for material selection.

Popular plastic materials for fabrication include: polycarbonate, UHMW, acrylic, HDPE, nylon, acetal, high pressure laminates, PTFE, polypropylene, ABS, KYDEX® Sheet, PVC, and Dupont™ Vespel® polyimide.

CNC milling of clear plastic lettersCost Savings - It's Our Goal

Using our vast network (and nearly 80 years in the business) we can often reduce costs for our customers. Many times it just doesn't make sense to use separate material and fabrication sources. Curbell is a nationwide stocking distributor of top material brands with strong manufacturing partnerships.

Cost saving benefits to consider:

  • Eliminate multiple PO’s
  • Reduce material mark-ups
  • Avoid extra freight bills
  • Limit meeting and coordination time
  • Minimize materials research
  • Decrease supplier vetting

Send Us Your Drawings and Specs

Is the part flat, three-dimensional, round, or thermoformed?

Whether you’re looking for a single prototype, small/medium/large numbers, flat, three dimensional, or thermoformed parts, Curbell can provide fabricated and machined parts according to the drawing and specifications you supply. We can review CAD files in virtually any format including SolidWorks, .STEP, .IGES, .dwg. or .dxf.

Our fabrication team will manage the entire process closely with our fabrication partners, and then deliver components that meet your critical requirements.

Get started with your fabrication or machined parts project.

Frequently Asked Questions
Can Curbell supply prototype parts?

Curbell can provide prototypes produced by a number of methods including machining, casting, and 3D printing.

Can Curbell provide material certifications and lot and batch traceability?

Curbell can supply our customers with material certifications, test reports, and lot and batch traceability (provided that these services are requested when the order is placed). There may be additional charges for some of these services.

Can Curbell provide custom packaging and labeling for fabricated parts?

Yes, for large or complex projects, Curbell can provide special packaging and labeling per customer specifications. Contact us to see if your order qualifies for these services.

What quality systems and certifications does Curbell have?

A number of Curbell’s locations are certified to ISO 9001-2015. We are also ITAR compliant.