What does CNC milling do?

CNC Milling, also known as Computer Numerical Control Milling, is a machining process that makes use of computer-controlled and rotating multipoint cutting tools to remove material from workpieces and create custom parts. This process can be used to machine various materials, including metal, plastic, glass, and wood, as well as create a variety of custom-designed parts and products.

Under the umbrella of precision CNC-machining services, a variety of functions can be offered, including chemical, electrical, and thermal machining. CNC milling can be described as a mechanical process. It also includes drilling, turning, and other machining processes. This means that material is removed from a workpiece using mechanical means such as a milling machine tool.

CNC milling can be used to produce high-precision parts with high tolerance in small-to-medium production runs. Parts are usually produced to tolerances of +/– 0.001 inches or +/– 0.005 inches. However, some milling machines can produce tolerances up to +/– 0.0005 inches. Milling is versatile and can be used in many industries. It can also be used for various part designs such as grooves, chamfers, and threads. The most popular CNC milling operations are:

Face milling

Flat milling

Angle milling

Forming milling

CNC milling is used to produce advanced parts out of all types of plastics including ABS, PVC, and Polypropylene. These parts can be used in many industries including food and beverage processing and sanitation, as well as fittings and check valves. Private companies and government agencies are all customers, with production volumes of tens to thousands of pieces.

What are the additional steps?

To save time and lower production costs, we perform secondary post-grinding operations. We can, for example, finish holes, add threads, and mount surfaces. We can also machine any metal part that you may need.

We also perform advanced finishing to your parts, such as polishing or optical quality levels. Before parts can be shipped, we require they pass a strict ISO 9001:2008 quality inspection. Our parts are manufactured with precision using state-of-the-art machinery and skilled technicians.

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