CNC Machining

Our Capabilities and Specialties

Our state of the art 3 and 5-axis milling centers will allow you to produce highly accurate and high volume quality parts to meet even your most stringent manufacturing requirements. Combined with our robotic automation technology, our 5 and 3-axis milling centers are capable of producing complex high volume parts commonly used in everything from motors, high/low pressure pumps, engines, gears, manifolds, custom dies, and much more. Our specialty is high volume production though we are capable of running individual prototypes and smaller production runs.

Our CNC mills are capable of being programmed for the processing of many different types of materials which include everything from hard metals such as stainless steel, titanium, aluminum, copper, brass, a variety of plastics, wood, ceramic or other composite materials. Each material has different properties suitable to specific uses in the manufacturing of parts. These properties include, hardness which has an effect on machineability in a mill but also determines how the metal will wear. Some other properties include heat conductivity, electrical conductivity, and magnetism. We partner with different suppliers and have relationships that enable us to obtain many different types of raw materials.

We specialize in 3 and 5 axis machines and each type of machine determines the type of work that can be done and the locations in which it can be done on the workpiece.

3-Axis Milling

In machining on 3-Axis mills, the material being milled remains still while the cutting tool moves along the 3 axes to mill the part. This type of machining is one of the most widely used techniques to manufacture mechanical parts, and can be used for automatic or interactive operation, milling slots, drilling holes, and cutting sharp edges.

3-Axis milling is a cost effective solution for many types of parts but may require multiple operations to finish parts.

4-Axis Milling

Just like with 3-axis machining, a cutting tool is used to remove material from a piece to mill the part. In 4-axis machining an additional axis is added to the X, Y, and Z axis called the A axis. This 4th axis adds the ability to rotate the work to allow for cutting to occur around the B-axis.

This type of milling is useful for cutting holes and shapes around a cylinder and reduces the number of steps while also allowing more precise machining.

5-Axis Milling

In 5-axis machining, all of the previous axes used in 3 and 4-axis machining are used with an additional rotating 5th axis. 5-axis milling machining is done around the B-axis, which rotates around the Y-axis in the X-Y-Z planes. Using 5-axis machines to mill parts allows for more precise machining and can significantly reduce the total number of operations or machining time needed to finish parts. These parts are often very intricate or complex generally also requiring the highest precision. Our mills are capable of creating precise and intricate parts for architectural, medical, aerospace, oil and gas, automotive, military, and even decorative products.

5-axis machining is now becoming a very cost effective solution because of the reduced lead time, reduced machining time, and the ability to produce high-volume precision parts.

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