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Experience Our CNC Department

June 15th, 2020
CNC Milled parts covered in shavings

CNC Machining (Computer Numerical Control Machining) is a highly automated process where pre-programmed computer software controls the movement of tools in machinery. CNC Machining is considered a subtractive manufacturing process, as material is removed from the stock piece.

There are many tools available for CNC machines, allowing for a wide range of processes, features and finishes to produce a uniquely designed part. This includes processes like drilling, milling, turning, grinding and more. The CNC process is effective for a wide range of materials and can be automated, allowing for high precision, repeatability and accuracy. Once the program is written for the machine’s computer, the part can be replicated with almost complete accuracy an infinite number of times!

Some of the materials that can be CNC machined include: aluminum, zinc, steel, and stainless steel. Many machine shops also work with billet in aluminum, steel, stainless steel, copper, brass, bronze, tool steels, extrusions and some plastics.

How Can this Department Serve You Best?

Wisconsin Metal Parts’ CNC machining services feature personalized customer service for made-to-order parts and components. Our services include turning, milling, drilling, tapping, boring, and grinding for all of the materials listed above!

We have sub-spindle and live tooling turning capabilities with bar feeding capacity to 3” diameter, a swing of 25.60”, and can turn parts up to 40” long x 14.30” in diameter. Our high-speed vertical and horizontal machining centers produce accurate and efficient machined parts for many industries. We are able to manufacture up to 64” x 34” x 30” for vertical milling and 24”x 24” x 28” for horizontal milling. Our state-of-the-art machinery handles 3- and 4-axis machining while attaining production tolerances to ± .0002”. Our CNC department also assists in creating pre-production prototypes, and supplements our in-house tool, gage and fixture building capabilities.

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