In many applications and industries, precision is not an optional factor. In the contract manufacturing of specific parts and components, precision CNC machining may be required to meet industry standards, or to meet the specific standards of a given Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).
However, there are also industries where there may not be any specific requirements for parts and components to meet tolerances. These OEMs may still choose precision CNC machining service to set their company, and their products, apart from the competition.
When choosing precision machined parts using CNC technology, the computer controls the equipment. This will vary based on the type of CNC system from machining to turning and milling to boring or drilling. With some types of multi-axis systems, these various operations can be completed simultaneously while still providing the adherence to tight tolerances required.
With the CNC or computer numerical control, every part produced is identical to all others, as well as identical to the original CAD/CAM drawing. This is very different from manual or jig types of production where there will be some variation, however small, from the original with each part produced.
Lower costs, lower waste and higher rates of production make CNC machining a good option in any industry. Parts that are made to tight tolerances are also easier to assemble, have less wear and are going to have a long-life cycle.
By working with a top precision CNC machining service, OEMs may find a lower overall price per unit. The setup time is very minimal with these systems, there is very limited waste and the equipment requires little operator oversight, allowing for the rapid production of top quality parts and components.
Look for services offering CNC machining to the tolerances required by the industry. Evaluate the company’s experience, their capacity to produce to the order volumes required, as well as their reputation for customer service, support and on-time delivery of quality parts before making a choice.