For precision CNC turning, every project is unique. Not only do customers require parts and components made to specification, but they also need different types of products. Therefore, it is imperative to choose the appropriate workpiece material. The goal of using a CNC turning center is to end up with a precision finished product. But unless the right high-quality material gets used, the outcome will fail to meet your expectations.
With precision CNC machining services, you can select the material or get assistance. If you need help, an expert will review your blueprints or design them on your behalf, discuss what you need, and then determine the appropriate material. While you have input, you also have professional support throughout the CNC machining process, including the selection of the workpiece material.
For CNC turning, your three material options are wood, plastics, or metals, which includes aluminum, stainless steel, copper, brass, and so on. With such a broad range of options, a CNC turning center can produce just about anything. With a wood material, this machine can make beautiful dining room table and chair legs. With metal, it can produce flywheels and bushings. And with plastics, it can create pipes and other components used in the construction plus much more.
A huge advantage of CNC turning is that even with the right workpiece material, because of how this process works, there is less waste. By utilizing a computer program, the cutting tool eliminates material on the exterior of the workpiece. With less waste, you save money even when using a top-grade material as part of the CNC machining process.
Thanks to advances in CNC turning services, making standard and custom products from wood is now easier than ever. The actual type of wood depends on the desired finished product. You can select whatever achieves the appropriate results, including cherry, pine, ash, oak, and more.
Plastic is often in the form of polyvinyl chloride or PVC. While lightweight, this plastic is robust and durable. This plastic material even comes in different colors. Along with PVC, an acrylic sheet material gets used with turning, which comes in a variety of thicknesses and colors.
CNC machining some metal materials like bronze and brass becomes challenging, whereas, aluminum is easy. Aluminum is lightweight but also incredibly strong. For this and other reasons, metal CNC turning usually involves aluminum material.
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