CNC machining: Useful tips to reduce costs

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CNC mechanical machining: definition, what it is and what it is for, how to optimize production costs

When we talk about CNC mechanical machining or simply CNC machining, we are referring to the production of products through a milling or turning process.

The acronym CNC is often used together with the terms mechanical processing or milling, and means “Computerized Numerical Control“, i.e. it refers to all machine tools that follow digital instructions and move automatically.

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In general, milling is the main technique for mechanical workshop.

In this process rotary tools remove material from a blank, this allows a mechanical component to be produced from a previously designed geometry.

Technologies and fields of application

CNC machining has been used for years in numerous sectors of the manufacturing industry.

It is a production process suitable for the production of articles in definitive material.

Compared to 3D printing, with these processes we can use definitive plastic materials such as ABS, Ureol, POM, or metallic materials such as brass, aluminium, steel and titanium.

How to optimize the production of machining components

In milling, to optimize production costs, it is useful to take two factors into consideration:

  1. DESIGN: the complexity of the product has a significant impact on costs

  2. PRECISION: almost always the cost for the production of prototypes with CNC mechanical machining is directly proportional to the precision.

Elements and details that influence the cost of CNC machining

In this article we will focus on the analysis of a list of elements that are crucial for optimizing the costs of producing milling prototypes.

If you are designing a component, download our practical guide on “7 Tips to Reduce Production Costs for CNC Machining”.

Thanks to the practical guide for workshop work you will be able to discover all the details on:

  • Logos and letters

  • Walls height

  • Corners and rays

  • Wall thickness

  • Deep holes

  • Tolerances and bevel

  • Threads

Our case studies

To date we have hundreds of products made with this process.

We mainly produce prototypes and small series that our customers use as final components or for certifications, wind tunnel tests, functional or chemical tests.

The components made through CNC mechanical machining can undergo surface treatments such as anodization, painting and polishing depending on the raw material chosen.

Why choose us

In our workshop we can carry out CNC milling processes of any complexity.

We have 3, 4 and 5 axis machining centers to make metal or plastic parts in a very short time.

To have a feasibility and cost assessment you can send the 3D files to the email address or request a quote via our website.

We will reply you as soon as possible.

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