cnc milling
CNC Milling
cnc milling
cnc milling
cnc milling

Materials for CNC Milling…

Metals

Aluminium is the most commonly used metal in CNC milling, either soft or solid.

Wood

MDF, solid wood or plywood are all choices of wood which can be milled.

Plastics

Hard plastic POM or plastic PVC both can be used in CNC milling

Other Materials

Other good materials for CNC milling include ploystyrene, ployurethane and pexiglas.

We also provide CNC Turning services…

We don’t just provide excellent CNC milling services, why not find out more about our CNC Turning too!

VERSATILE

CNC Milling can be used on virtually any hard material

IDEAL SOLUTION

From prototyping, to bespoke precision components, to batch processing

SKILLFUL OPERATORS

Our team are highly skilled at assessing each project for its optimum machining process

PRECISION TECHNOLOGY

Using computers to control the machine allows for complete precision every time

How does CNC Milling work?

CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control. CNC milling is similar to drilling or cutting, but instead uses computers to control the machinery. The computer sends signals to the milling machine directing it to move in small increments which are accurate, precise and repetitive. The allows for highly accurate and precise results.

CNC Milling Key Features

HIGHLY ACCURATE

The use of cuomputers and relevant programs dramatically increases the precision of the milling machine

EASY TO REPEAT

As computers are operating the movements, exact copies and replication is possible. This is highly difficult to achieve with even the most skilled human machinists!

DIGITAL DESIGNS

Design software allows manufacture to be digitally simulated, which takes away the need for prototyping – saving both time and money

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MATERIALS FOR CNC MILLING

CNC milling (computer numerical controlled milling) is a process similar to both drilling and cutting.  We are able to achieve many operations performed by cutting and drilling machines at the same time.

Milling uses a rotating cylindrical cutting tool which can create a range of shapes, slots and holes whilst being able to move across the work-piece in different directions (unlike a drill).  Our computer controlled machinery can easily produce shapes which would be next to impossible to create by hand.

Not only can we create amazingly detailed shapes, we can use our CNC milling techniques on virtually any hard materials: from woods to metals, plastics to plexiglas. You don’t need to worry about whether our skilled machine operators have used your material before either – computer aided machining makes the whole job effortless and leaves you with the fantastic results you expect every time.

PRECISE CNC MILLING

Due to being computerised, we can program in highly precise movements for the mill to follow, allowing us to create intricate and complex designs on your project.  With machines able to move in all directions, there is no limit to what is possible using our advanced CNC milling machinery.

The computer sends signals to the CNC milling machine, telling it exactly where to move, how fast to work and exactly what movement it should make next. This means even the most complex or intricate design is possible – something which would be very difficult for even an experienced and skilled machinist. The great benefit of computer aided milling is that the results are 100% repeatable. Because it is controlled by a computer, there is no possibility of errors or mistakes in the design, meaning many copies of the same design can be produced to be completely identical. This is a very valuable feature for companies looking to bulk produce items, as it saves a great deal of time and human effort!

INDUSTRIES USING CNC MILLING

As CNC milling is such a versatile technique, many industries make us of it in their manufacturing and processing operations. Some applications of CNC milling include:

  • Metal removing industries: machines which traditionally were operated by humans are now often replaced with CNC milling.  Any tasks involving drilling, boring, shaping or reaming can be achieved using CNC milling machinery.
  • Metal fabrication: CNC machinery is used for various operations such as punching precise holes into metal sheeting.
  • Wood working: CNC milling is commonly used in wood working applications.

Because of the sheer range of applications available, here at RENND we work with clients large and small to produce the items they require.  Whether that is an individual piece or a bulk order from a large scale outfit, we do not operate any differently.  We simply provide an excellent service, with highly skilled staff and excellent results every time.

COST EFFECTIVE CNC PROCESSING

As CNC Milling effectively takes the job of both drilling and cutting, and more and more components are being produced using these methods, tooling costs involved are becoming more affordable, which enables us to keep our costs competitive.

This is clearly an important aspect for many smaller businesses and individuals alike, so we ensure we remain the premier service supplier for CNC milling by not charging a surchage for smaller orders.  Some agencies prefer to work to bulk orders, however we understand that sometimes individuals require the same top notch technology in order to produce their special item or invention!

Creative designs may require the special technology used in our CNC milling and turning services, so please do get in touch with us if you feel your project could use a technical helping hand with our skilled team of experts.

CNC MILLING FAQs

What is CNC Milling?

CNC Milling is a little like drilling or cutting, except a computer is used to guide the machine instead of a human.  This allows for precise and accurate milling.

CNC Milling materials

Virtually any hard material can be used in CNC milling.  We have worked on wood, plastic, metals and other hard substances!

How does the CNC Milling machine work?

The CNC milling machine is powered by a computer, effectively doing the job of a human machinist – it tells the milling machine exactly where to move and how to cut.  This allows for highly complex designs and accurate production without the risk of human error.

Where is CNC milling used?

Many industries use CNC milling in their trade, such as wood working where highly accurate milling can result in detailed and complex designs being reproduced effortlessly.  Others include the metal working trades and electrical  component manufacturing.

CNC Milling Contact

If you are interested in learning more about how our CNC milling services could work for you, get in touch using the contact form below.

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