Mills are very capable machines and are able to handle a massive variety of jobs. A CNC, or computer numerical control, mill takes that ability and increases it on an exponential scale by adding the ability to machine complex geometry in 2 or 3 axes simultaneously and at very high rates.
Some of the things CNC mills can accomplish include:
Cutting and shaping various materials such as metal, plastics, and composites with high precision
Drilling holes and tapping threads
Engraving and etching designs onto surfaces
Creating complex 3D shapes and contours
Replicating parts with high accuracy and consistency
These capabilities make CNC mills useful in a variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, medical, and electronics manufacturing.
For more complicated parts or parts that require multiple setups, we can utilize our 4-axis mill. With the addition of a 4-axis, 4-station vise, we can work on three sides of four separate parts all in the same cycle. This means that we are taking a conventional 3-axis mill from being able to machine one setup at a time and multiplying it by 12x!
From simple drilling and milling operations to more complex simultaneous 3D contouring, our mills are able to make just about anything.
Do you have a part you'd like to run larger quantities of? We can also help with optimizing the machines for that too by streamlining the setup procedure, creating a custom fixture to hold multiple parts, and optimizing the program to run more efficiently.