Last Updated on February 2, 2023 by Leizi
As a modern manufacturing technology, precision machining has significantly changed the way industries around the world manufacture. This machining method requires manufacturing companies to produce parts and products to strict tolerance standards.
The characteristic of this precision machining method is to use CNC machines to cut parts to obtain high-precision parts. This kind of precision machining can be applied in a wide range of fields, from precision parts of large machinery, automotive parts, to small medical tools. This article will introduce you to various advantages of CNC precision machining.
Advantage 1: One of the preferred processing methods for rapid prototyping
Prototyping is an essential step in product development. The processing characteristics of the material and the cost largely determine the processing method. CNC machining can process a wide range of materials, and the most commonly used materials include most metals and plastics.
In addition, its processing efficiency is high. After the program compiled by the engineer is input into the CNC machine, the CNC cutters can automatically cut the parts precisely within the set range. The high degree of automation of CNC machining means that this not only produces parts with high precision, but also reduces machining time.
Through CNC machining, engineers or designers can use different materials to conduct multiple prototype tests in a short period of time. This can greatly speed up the product development process.
Advantage two: Low cost
Traditional processing methods often need to invest a lot of money to produce compact parts, and it takes a long time. Compared with traditional processing methods, CNC processing does not need to make expensive molds, which greatly reduces processing costs.
With modern drawing software (such as CAD), designers can complete the design work in a short time, which reduces the entire product development project cycle.
Because of the high degree of automation of CNC machining, this also means that the required labor is greatly reduced. This not only reduces expensive labor costs, but also avoids errors caused by labor, and realizes large-scale production automation.
Advantage 3: Wide selection of processing materials
The materials available in the market for processing are extensive. Traditional processing methods cannot process multiple materials at the same time with high efficiency. The high compatibility of CNC precision machining allows it to process a variety of materials at the same time.
Metal materials commonly used in CNC machining include: aluminum, copper, stainless steel, carbon steel, titanium, etc.; plastic materials include: ABS, POM, PC, PMMA, PEEK, etc. We only need to change different tools to process different materials.
Advantage 4: Tight tolerance
Strict tolerances are one of the biggest machining features of CNC precision machining. The most commonly used machining on the market today is 5-axis machining. The achievable tolerance range is above 0.002.
At the same time, every machining project is not an easy work, which involves a series of issues such as quality inspection, post-processing, customized packaging, and delivery time. It has high requirements for the manufacturer’s internal and external coordination and production capabilities.
Ruitai is a manufacturer who focus on CNC precision manufacturing for more than 15 years. We have a complete machining system, as well as a sales team with high communication skills to assist your precision machining projects. If you’re interested in machining, you can contact us here.