Machining is often the most effective process for accurate short-run through high-volume production runs.
- 3, 4 , & 5 axis, conventional and high-speed CNC equipment
- State-of-the-art CAM Software.
- Wide variety of materials including plastics, aluminums, steels, titanium, composites and ceramics.
ABOUT 3 & 5 AXIS CNC MACHINING
In modern CNC systems, the design of a mechanical part and its manufacturing program is highly automated. The part’s mechanical dimensions are defined using computer-aided design (CAD) software, and then translated into manufacturing directives by computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software. The resulting directives are transformed (by “post processor” software) into the specific commands necessary for a particular machine to produce the component, and then loaded into the CNC machine.
Since any particular component might require the use of a number of different tools – drills, saws, etc. – modern machines often combine multiple tools into a single “cell”. In other installations, a number of different machines are used with an external controller and human or robotic operators that move the component from machine to machine. In either case, the series of steps needed to produce any part is highly automated and produces a part that closely matches the original CAD.
- Accuracy and feature definition
- Complex geometries
- Low-High Volume Production
- Lead time as quick as 5 – 15 business days
- Complex Internal passages - DMLS
- Thin Walls - Suggest: Cast Urethane, SLA, DMLS, Injection Molding
Application and Examples
- Production Parts
- Prototype Cast Parts
- Fit, Form, and Function Models
- Tooling, Fixtures, and Jigs