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
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!
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 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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