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In many respects, CNC machining is the heart of advanced manufacturing. CNC machining processes such as CNC milling, CNC turning and Swiss screw machining are used in the production of everything from screws and fasteners to automotive parts, medical devices and even aerospace turbine blades. Without the amazing high-tech capabilities unique to the CNC machining process, many products would be impossible to produce. CNC equipment can make parts with complex shapes and make them over and over again with precision. This enables buyers to innovate, significantly reduce costs and stay competitive in a global market.

 

 

Applications

Tooling

CNC machining processes are used to make items such as fixtures, jigs, dies, gauges, and molds to support future production, i.e., machining, fabrication, and plastic injection molding.

Prototypes

CNC machining is used to produce prototypes in a variety of metals, plastics, and other materials. It enables manufacturers to test fit, form, and function prior to large scale production.

Production

CNC machining offers the ability to make complex shapes with high precision (+/-0.0001″ – 0.005") from a range of materials.  Typical production quantities range from 1 to 10,000 pcs.

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 Example of CNC Milling of Aluminum Part

Example of CNC Milling of Aluminum Part

CNC Milling

Today's CNC mills and CNC machining centers have enabled us to exploit multi-axis machining to its full advantage. Standard CNC machining centers usually have 4 axes. The addition of a 5th and 6th axis and more robust live tooling enables the ability to machine complex shapes in a single setup, which saves time, cost and operator error. As such, the CNC process allows for consistency in parts production that would be difficult, if not impossible, to replicate manually.

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 Example of CNC Turned part with anodization.

Example of CNC Turned part with anodization.

CNC turning

CNC Turning uses computer-controlled machines to create a cylindrical or tubular product with exact measurements.  Today, CNC lathes and turning centers often  utilize multiple spindles and live tooling that enables manufacturers to produce very complex parts economically in both prototype and production quantities. Like CNC milling, the CNC process allows for consistency in parts production that would be difficult, if not impossible, to replicate manually. 

SourceHorizon suppliers serve very demanding industries including the aerospace, automotive, defense, medical,  power generation industries, and more.

 

 Example of Swiss Screw Machined part.

Example of Swiss Screw Machined part.

Screw Machining

Screw Machining and Swiss Screw Machining are used to create small and often complex parts in high volumes. Examples of simple parts include screws and fasteners. Complex items are often found in medical devices and aerospace and defense applications, among others. Today's screw machines often have multiple spindles and live tooling and produce parts economically.

Regardless of quantity or application, SourceHorizon suppliers can meet your needs.