Plastic & Metal CNC Machining
Whatever your requirements, our extensive range of CNC (or “Computer Numerical Control”) machining capabilities covers a wide spectrum of size and quantity requirements. We offer three-axis, four-axis, five-axis, milling, turning, wire EDM, small hole EDM, sinker EDM, and grinding capabilities for a variety of metals and plastics.
Technical Overview of Plastic & Metal CNC Machining
CNC machining is a manufacturing process in which pre-programmed computer software dictates the movement of factory tools and machinery. The process can be used to control a range of complex machinery, from grinders and lathes to mills and routers. With CNC machining, three-dimensional cutting tasks can be accomplished in a single set of prompts.
The CNC process runs in contrast to — and thereby supersedes — the limitations of manual control, where live operators are needed to prompt and guide the commands of machining tools via levers, buttons and wheels. To the onlooker, a CNC system might resemble a regular set of computer components, but the software programs and consoles employed in CNC machining distinguish it from all other forms of computation.
When a CNC system is activated, the desired cuts are programmed into the software and dictated to corresponding tools and machinery, which carry out the dimensional tasks as specified, much like a robot.
Plastic & Metal CNC Machining Types
ProtoCAM offers a wide variety of available CNC machining services, and is well-equipped to handle most any CNC machining project. We also have expertise to provide these services for our customers in many different industries. At ProtoCAM, we offer the following CNC machining services:
- Wire EDM
- Small Hole EDM
- Sinker EDM
Materials & Technologies Compatible in Plastics & Metal CNC Machining
Depending on the CNC machining technique desired and the specifications of the part, there are a wide variety of materials and technologies that can be used by ProtoCAM in conjunction with our available CNC machining services. Contact ProtoCAM for assistance in determining the selection of materials and technologies available for your CNC machined products.
Plastic & Metal CNC Machining from ProtoCAM – Key Benefits
- Reduced time to market
- High quality techniques
- Fast part turn-around
- Meets wide variety of size requirements
- Meets wide variety of prototype and production quantity requirements
- Confidentiality of product development is assured
Contact ProtoCAM for Plastic & Metal CNC Machining Services