CNC Machining Services
CNC Machining Services
Our CNC machining services provide the perfect solution for those in need of a production partner that offers the flexibility of carrying out both low and high volume production orders. Whether your prototypes or production components are created using plastics, composites, aluminum, or steel, our in-house CNC machining centers provide strict tolerances to produce high quality parts for your next custom machining order.
What is CNC Machining?
CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining is a common manufacturing process that removes material by utilizing a pre-programmed computer software that dictates the movements of the machine. Common CNC machines include vertical and horizontal milling machines, lathes, grinders, and routers.
Benefits of CNC Machining
- CNC Machining is a flexible option in terms of how many parts need to be executed. Once a tool path is created and entered into the program, the machine can run a part as few as once, and as many as 1,000 or more. There is no limit to how many times a part can be duplicated.
- Not only does CNC Machining provide the same results consistently and precisely every time a program is run – a huge relief when standardized and faultless parts are required.
Variety of Materials
- Whether your project requires plastic, aluminum, steel, or anything in between, CNC Machining offers the versatility to be suitable for almost any project in any industry.
CNC Turning vs CNC Milling
CNC Turning machines, also known as “lathes,” are ideal for components that are circular, tubular, or cylindrical in shape. The CNC Turning center will rotate/turn your part into the appropriate positions as it inserts the machining tool to trim and shave away material until the desired shape is reached. Common applications utilizing CNC Turning machines include functional prototypes, end-use parts, parts with radial and axial holes, flats, grooves, and slots.
In contrast to the part rotating in CNC Turning process, the CNC Milling process instead rotates around the stationary part. CNC Milling also incorporates axis, which allow for a variety of shapes, holes, and slots to be cut at all different angles. Common applications utilizing CNC Milling machines include functional prototypes, jigs and fixtures, and production components in lower volumes.