When it comes to machining operations, there are multiple ways to form metals, polymers, and composite types of materials. In the past, the precision control of these types of machines and systems was limited to the quality of the operator and the equipment, but today with CNC technology, precision control is possible to very high tolerances.
Some Basics to Consider
CNC milling services are options in machining that is used across a range of different industries and in the production of simple to complex parts and components. These CNC milling machines can be designed to operate in the vertical or horizontal, and they can be 3, 4, or 5-axis machines.
The number of axes on the machine allows for different complexities and configurations for the cutting tool. The more axes that are possible on the equipment, the larger the number of configurations and cutting options available with a single setup of the machine. The cutting tool can move diagonally, up and down, as well as vertically across the surface.
Benefits to OEMs
This, in turn, translates into a lower cost of production for the customer. Less time in handling the workpiece coupled with virtually zero waste and precision production is always a benefit.
For complex parts, CNC milling services are a good option. The ability to remove precise sections of the workpiece using different speed and feed settings makes this a highly precise method of machining that is ideal for components in the oil and gas industry as well as for very small parts used in the automotive industry.
The choice of CNC milling services also means higher production speed, greater versatility, and low costs of operation for the contract manufacturer. This all translates into a lower cost per unit for the OEM, while also maintaining the precision tolerances required.