Precision machining: the road towards the perfect component

Every mechanism has small parts that may affect daily operations. The technology and quality of the machining center is critical to the machining of these parts.

What is precision machining?

Precision machining refers to the various processes used to produce precision parts using Computer Numerical Control (CNC) technology. To transform raw materials into precision parts, precision machining uses a digital computer-aided design file (CAD). The CNC machine reads this file to perform the manufacturing process. Precision machining parts can achieve tolerances of up to 0.001' and is superior to standard CNC machining, which typically meets tolerances of 0.008' or 0.005".

Different types of precision machining

CNC Turning. There are three-, four- and five-axis CNC lathes. They create the desired shape by turning the raw material and then removing the part. A computer controls the turret with the tools.

CNC Milling. A variety of milling machines are available for 2-5 axes. They can also cut from different angles. Although there are many CNC milling machines available with different orientations and cutting angles, they all perform subtractive machining, converting raw material into precisely formed parts.

CNC Swiss Turning. CNC Swiss turning produces small parts quickly and accurately. This process allows only a small amount of material to be machined into the tool area. The rest of the part is fixed in place to ensure maximum accuracy. z-axis is the direction in which the workpiece moves as the tool cuts the material.

CNC vertical. Vertical lathes have a vertically oriented spindle that moves the workpiece up or down to align it with the tool. This machine is ideal for single-sided parts, such as large sheet metal.

CNC Horizontal. Horizontal lathes can use multiple heads mounted on a single horizontal mandrel. They can be used for many different types of workpieces. Many horizontal lathes are capable of accommodating automatic bar feeders.

Precision machining has many benefits.

Precision machining offers many advantages. Precision machining can provide significant cost savings compared to other production methods. It is precise and minimizes waste. It also optimizes the use of materials. The computer-controlled process also eliminates human error.

Precision machining also offers the benefits of high repeatability and the ability to produce parts quickly and at high speeds. These processes are safer than manual manufacturing because they require very little human intervention.

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