Several industries rely on CNC machining for the creation of machined components. CNC machines produce complex parts quickly and with a high level of accuracy. Using computerized design processes, manufacturers can inspect parts and products in 3D prior to production. This helps locate issues, saving a considerable amount of time and money. CNC machine tools and accurate computer positioning ensure parts produced meet standards for both quality and consistency.
While 3-axis machines work in X, Y, Z planes, 5-axis CNC machines add rotary action to two of the axes. This improves accuracy and increases opportunities for the creation of extremely complex parts. 5-axis machines create sophisticated components in less time and with fewer steps than possible with 2-3-axis machines.
Although almost any industry can benefit from CNC machining, the following industries commonly utilize this important service.
Accuracy and consistency are extremely important when creating parts and components for the aerospace industry. Products used in the aerospace industry must meet strict standards. Tight tolerances are required to ensure compliance with safety regulations. CNC machining allows manufacturers to create complex parts and components that meet aerospace industry requirements.
Much like the aerospace industry, components used in the defense industry must meet strict requirements for quality, accuracy, and consistency. The defense industry does not allow any room for error. Tolerances must be met and CNC machine tools monitored regularly for any signs of wear and tear.
As technology evolves, devices get smaller and more complex. Electronics manufacturers often use CNC machines to create parts for the electronics industry. Although many electronics components can be made with a 2-3-axis CNC machine, 5-axis machines enable the accurate creation of small and complex parts with very little set-up. This allows manufacturers to produce parts faster and with more accuracy and reduced chance of error.
CNC equipment can provide the reports needed for the FDA approval process. Another benefit, CNC machining allows for quick prototyping. This makes it possible to bring new products to market faster. Depending on the needs of the organization, CNC machines can produce small runs or high-volume production.
Outsourced CNC Machining
Businesses looking to produce parts or components may benefit from outsourcing CNC machining from a qualified provider. Outsourcing provides access to precision machining and skilled professionals without having to purchase equipment in-house and train existing staff on proper processes.
Means Engineering offers CNC machining for a wide range of industries. Please contact us for more information about our services.