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Sliding table saws
for plastic

With an Altendorf sliding table saw, processing plastic is child’s play.

Plastics processors around the world appreciate the precision and versatility of the Altendorf sliding table saw – from simple cutting tasks to formatting tasks in aerospace technology.



Our sliding table saws for plastic are characterised by numerous equipment variants that have been specially developed for the complex challenges of plastic processing. This is Altendorf precision that inspires.

Discover the wide range of applications for plastics.

Engineering plastics are used in a variety of ways in different industries. Here we present some of the most common industries in which plastics play a significant role:

Automotive industry

Engineering plastics are used in various automotive applications, such as engine and transmission components, body parts, bumpers, interior trim.

CFRP is increasingly used in the automotive sector, especially in high-performance and sports cars. CFRP components such as body panels, roofs, hoods and interior trim offer high strength with low weight, resulting in improved fuel consumption and performance.

Electronics Industry

Engineering plastics are used for electronic components such as, insulators, circuit boards of electronic devices. They provide insulation capability, chemical resistance and good thermal management.

Medical technology

In medical technology, engineering plastics are used for medical devices. They often have to be biocompatible, sterilizable and resistant to cleaning agents and disinfectants.

Mechanical Engineering

In the mechanical industry, engineering plastics are used for gears, bearings, guide rails, plain bearings, and other components. They offer lubricity, wear resistance, and low friction.


Engineering plastics are used in the aerospace industry for structural components, fairings and aircraft interiors. They often need to be lightweight, fire resistant and chemical resistant.

CFRP is widely used in the aerospace industry, especially for aircraft components such as wings, fuselage structures, empennages and interior linings. CFRP is lighter than aluminum, yet very rigid and strong, resulting in weight savings and improved performance characteristics.

Energy and electrical engineering

Engineering plastics are used in power generation, e.g. for insulators, transformers. They provide electrical insulation properties and resistance to heat and chemicals.

CFRP is used in wind turbines for rotor blades. The use of CFRP allows for longer and lighter rotor blades, which enable more efficient power generation.


CFRP is used in construction for various applications, including cladding and roofing materials. CFRP offers high strength, corrosion resistance and durability.

Boat and ship building

CFRP is widely used in the construction of boats and ships. It is lightweight, water resistant and provides good structural integrity. CFRP is used for both recreational boats and commercial vessels.


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FAQs sliding table saws and plastics

Every Altendorf is equipped for small and large challenges.

If you want to process plastic, all our sliding table saws work to the highest quality – whether for simple cuts or complex mitres.

A wide range of options is available especially for plastics processors to cut strand or sheet material even more conveniently and precisely. Let our service support you in choosing the right sliding table saw for plastic.

All commercially available plastics can be cut with an Altendorf sliding table saw.

z. e.g. PVC, PE, PP, POM or PMMA.

Our sliding table saws do not even shy away from complex composite materials such as carbon fiber composite panels – to the tenth of a millimeter! You should no longer do without an Altendorf for plastics processing.

There are 5 reasons to process plastics with an Altendorf sliding table:

  • Precision: +/- 1/10 mm accurate cutting
  • Cutting quality: errors in the finished cut are virtually eliminated
  • Material savings: materials are cut directly to finished size
  • Versatility: from format cuts to surface angles and angles on the narrow surfaces of the workpieces
  • Comfort: set stop flaps with digital displays to exact dimensions or position CNC-controlled axes simply at the touch of a button

Equipment options for your new F 45 sliding table saw

Thanks to the modular machine concept, you can configure your F 45 individually – just as your application situation requires.


More about Altendorf F45


HAND GUARD safety assistance system:

  • Plastic in particular has a lot of cutting pressure and therefore tends to jam. Slipping, handling errors and removal problems are not unlikely due to the heavy weight and sharp edges.
  • Small parts can run backwards unintentionally and be grabbed reflexively by the employee.
  • The position of the upper protection and suction bonnet is continuously monitored in relation to the saw blade height.

Adjustment of the cutting speed not only to the material type and saw blade parameters, but also individual adjustment in case of:

  • Decreasing sharpness of the tool
  • Chemical composition of the material
  • Expectation of cutting performance and quality
  • Spontaneous increase in cutting performance

In addition, the speed is electronically monitored to remain constant in the face of changing influences.

Minimal spraying device for plastic cutting:

  • Misting of oily liquids for lubrication during the cutting process
  • Better chip evacuation
  • Protects the saw blade and extends the service life

Always in the right position when adjusting the riving knife. Spray quantity freely adjustable.

An automatic disengagement of the CNC rip fence:

  • Very important for plastic to have no saw blade marks and loss of quality after the cut
  • For very heavy materials, space is given to discharge the cut-off in a process-safe manner
  • Unique selling point Altendorf

TipServoDrive for motorised feed instead of manual pushing:

  • Ergonomic, employee-friendly work with heavy cutting load and cutting pressure
  • Infinitely variable and individual sensory speed according to the employee’s specifications
  • Effortless cutting of solid, heavy material

In addition, the speed can be freely selected at any time during the cut and is not constantly pre-set.

Expandable with additional cross table and support rollers up to 500 kg workpieces:

  • Can be used for cutting lengths of up to 5 metres
  • With second cross fence optional
  • Freely selectable position on the entire worktable
  • Also for flexible, thin or slippery workpieces as support aid
  • Also to be selected if 4.3 and 5 m DRW full length is to be run with cross table

Air cushion table:

  • For main machine table, optional for extension and extensions
  • Reduces the pushing force with heavy materials
  • Can also be used for materials with poor slipping or braking properties (protective films)
  • Main table controllable in lifting force up to 1.5 bar via compressed air nozzles. Extension and widening with fans have fixed lifting force

Expandable with additional cross table and support rollers up to 500 kg workpieces:

  • Can be used for cutting lengths of up to 5 metres
  • With second cross fence optional
  • Freely selectable position on the entire worktable
  • Also for flexible, thin or slippery workpieces as support aid
  • Also to be selected if 4.3 and 5 m DRW full length is to be run with cross table

Clamping devices for mechanical or pneumatic holding of workpieces:

  • Quick to operate, with a secure hold
  • Can be used either in front of or behind the workpiece. Caution, there are left and right versions
  • Pneumatic emergency release in the event of a clamping error
  • Can be used along the entire length of the machining table

Altendorf F 45 – Options for plastics specialists

  • F 45 with ProDrive control system
  • Drive: 7.5 kW (10 HP) VARIO
  • Sliding table length
  • Table extension 840 mm
  • Crosscut-mitre fence 3,500 mm
  • CNC rip fence 1,000 mm
  • Strengthened table extension 1,000 mm

Detailed information

Altendorf machines for processing plastic

With an Altendorf sliding table saw you are consistently relying on quality and reliability. And thus secure your company’s success in the long term.

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