CNC Milling We have high precision, 5-axis, CNC Milling What Is CNC Milling? Milling is the process of removing material from a solid blank to create a finished or semi-finished shape. The process is guided by your CAD file, optimized to create a physical copy of your digital design. In CNC milling, the workpiece is […]
We have high precision, 5-axis, CNC Milling
What Is CNC Milling?
Milling is the process of removing material from a solid blank to create a finished or semi-finished shape. The process is guided by your CAD file, optimized to create a physical copy of your digital design.
In CNC milling, the workpiece is held in a rigid vice or holding fixture, mounted on a work table. This table rotates as well as pivots, making two axes of movement. Cutting tools mounted on a rotating spindle remove material to create a variety of complex geometries and part features on the workpiece.
Why Choose CNC Milling?
CNC milling is ideal for making angled shapes, slots and channels, chamfers, holes, curves, and flat surfaces, among many other features. A CNC mill removes large amounts of material fast with high accuracy while producing a good surface finish. Milling can be done on any rigid material, though we primarily work with metals and plastics. Of all available CNC machining processes, milling is the most versatile.
Milling is used not only to make finished parts but also to build tooling for plastic injection molding and pressure die casting. Set-up time is minimal, so a CAD file can be translated into a finished part in a matter of hours. Because there is no need to make other specialty tools, you aren’t committed to a minimum order quantity so the process is very cost-effective with little waste.
5-axis CNC Milling?
We can create parts that require up to 5 axes of movement. 5-axis machining entails using a CNC machining center to move a stationary part or cutting tool along five different axes simultaneously. This enables the machining of very complex parts not possible using 3 or 4 axis machining.
CNC Milling is an automated process used to manufacture 2D and 3D parts by removing material from raw stock.
CNC Milling FAQs
We can cut almost any type of metal. However, our standard materials include:
- Stainless Steel
- Carbon Steel
- Tool Steel
The maximum size part that we are able to mill in a single setup is 20" x 20" x 20".
The minimum size part that we are able to mill is 1" x 1" x 0.5".
We use the International Tolerance Grade system defined in ISO 286.
We will not guarantee deviations less than an IT grade of 7 for all circular features including roundness, cylindricity, concentricity, circular runout, and total runout.
We will not guarantee deviations less than an IT grade of 9 for all linear features when calculated over the longest dimension of the area toleranced, including flatness, straightness, profile line, profile surface, angularity, parallelism, perpendicularity, position, and symmetry.