Frequently asked questions
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Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions about CNC milling and turning. Our comprehensive knowledge database contains everything you need to know about these technologies, from the basics to advanced procedures.
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What are your CNC machining & turning capabilities?
For turned parts, we have the capability to machine part diameters from 1 to 900 mm. In the field of milling technology, we can even produce parts with a length of up to 1500 mm.
What are the 5 axis on a CNC machine?
The term “5-axis” refers to the number of directions in which the cutting tool can move. The five-axis CNC machines can move the cutting tool in five different directions, allowing for more complex and precise machining operations on a wider range of materials.
What materials can be milled?
Milling can process most rigid materials including most metals: Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Copper, Steel, Brass, Titanium, Sterling Silver, Bronze, etc. And hard plastics and other materials: Nylon, Acetal, Polycarbonate, Polystyrene, Acrylic, Fiberglass, Carbon fiber, PTFE, ABS, PVC
What is the difference between CNC milling and turning?
The primary difference between the two is that CNC milling involves a rotating set of tools that moves around a stationary workpiece, whereas in CNC turning, the tools remain stationary and the workpiece is rotated rapidly. CNC turning is particularly well-suited for producing cylindrical or hollow components due to the high-speed rotation of the material.
What are the benefits of CNC milling ?
Precision: CNC milling machines are capable of producing highly precise parts with tight tolerances, resulting in high-quality finished products. Efficiency: CNC milling machines can operate continuously, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with minimal operator intervention. This can result in higher productivity and lower costs. Versatility: CNC milling machines can be used to produce a wide range of parts, from simple to complex geometries, in a variety of materials, including metal, plastic, and wood. Automation: CNC milling machines can be programmed to perform repetitive tasks automatically, reducing the need for manual labor and increasing consistency in production. Customization: CNC milling machines can be programmed to produce customized parts with specific dimensions, shapes, and features, allowing for greater flexibility in manufacturing.
What kind of a finish does CNC machining leave?
CNC machining can leave a variety of finishes, depending on the tooling and cutting parameters used. Some common finishes include smooth or matte finishes, grooves, ridges, and textured patterns. The specific finish can also depend on the type of material being machined and the desired surface characteristics. Additionally, post-processing techniques such as sanding or polishing can be used to achieve a desired finish. Overall, CNC machining is capable of producing a range of finishes that can be customized to meet specific design requirements.