CNC Machining

3 and 5 axis machining, live-tool turning, and finishing services

Parts as fast as 5 days

Processes

CNC Milling

We offer both 3 and 5-axis machining capabilities. To optimize for speed of production, we recommend minimizing the number of setups to leverage 3-axis machining.

To learn more about our CNC milling capabilities, visit our Capabilities Guide.

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CNC Turning

We offer both standard and live-tooling CNC turning. As with CNC milling, we recommend limiting the need of live-tooling to speed up the prototyping process.

To learn more about our CNC milling capabilities, visit our Capabilities Guide.

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Materials

CNC Machining Plastics

Name

Description

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ABS
ABS is a versatile and rigid material, good for impact-resistant applications.
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Polycarbonate
Great for light pipes, transparent parts, and heat-resistant applications.
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PMMA
Great for optical clarity, weatherability and resistance to sunlight. Rigid with good impact strength.
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Nylon
Good for general purpose parts and wear & heat-resistant applications

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CNC Machining Metals

Name

Description

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Aluminium
Aluminum is one of the most commonly used metals in the world because of its excellent strength-to-weight ratio, low cost, and recyclability. Light, machinable & economic, good from prototyping to production.
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Brass
360 Brass is also known as free machining brass, due to it having the highest amount of lead content of any brass alloy. This excellent machinability comes with minimal tool wear. It is commonly used for a variety of parts such as gears, lock components, pipe fittings, and ornamental applications.
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Copper
Copper has a shiny reddish-orange finish, which varies slightly based on the surface finish method.Offers excellent thermal and electrical conductivity. Available in 110 and 101 Alloys.

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Finishes

Name

Description

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As Machined (Standard)
~125 RA µin (3.2 RA µm). Minor tool marks will be visible on the par
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Smoothed
Parts are machined at a lower feed rate in order to achieve a surface roughness of ~62.5 RA µin (1.6 RA µm).
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Bead Blasted
Bead blasting adds a uniform matte or satin surface finish on a machined part, removing all tool marks. Mainly used for aesthetic purposes.
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Anodized Clear or Color (type II)
Anodizing adds a thin, hard, non-conductive ceramic coating on the surface of aluminum parts, increasing their corrosion and wear resistance. Available in a variety of colors.
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Anodized Hardcoat (type III)
Hardcoat anodizing produces a thicker ceramic coating providing excellent corrosion and wear resistance. for functional applications.
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Powder Coated
Powder coating adds a thin layer of strong, wear and corrosion resistant protective polymer paint on the surface of a part. Available in a large range of colors.

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Tolerances

Materials for every type of subtractive manufacturing project. From precision prototypes to end-use parts.

Part size / Dimension

Tolerance

Angularity

> 0.5 ~ 30mm
±0.01mm
0.02°
> 30 ~ 120mm
±0.02mm
0.05°
> 120 ~ 400mm
±0.03mm
0.1°
> 400 ~ 1000mm
±0.05mm
0.2°

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