Precision CNC milling is a machining process using computerized milling machines or machining centers that utilize a variety of both standard and custom cutting tools on a workpiece to remove materials and produce a custom design part or component. It is common to work from billet or solid blocks of material but also applicable as a finishing process for a machined workpiece by providing more definition or adding features, such as slots, threads, and holes.
Since 1994, Solutions Manufacturing has provided excellent CNC milling services. Our plant in Hoffman Estates, Illinois uses modern machinery and the latest in state-of-the-art processes and techniques to efficiently produce all part features in one integral operation. We use technologies like CNC controls, pallet changers, indexers, 4th-axis, and vacuum work holding systems. These technologies give us the milling capacity to accommodate parts as large as 30″ in length and 20″ in width and 16” in height, all to tolerances of ±.0001″.
Applications & Capabilities of Precision CNC Milling
Because the technology is fast, accurate, versatile, and consistent , CNC milling is applied across most industries that employ machining processes. Because of its productive nature it is a convenient method of mass-producing parts. Some components made from precision CNC milling are gearboxes, valves, pistons, and pins.
At Solutions Manufacturing, we apply our CNC machining expertise to create CNC-milled parts for the following industries:
- Food Processing
- Material Handling
- Military and Defense
Our custom CNC milling capabilities include the following processes:
- Thread milling
- Full 3D machining
Materials Used for Precision CNC Milling
Solutions Manufacturing creates custom CNC-milled components using different materials, each with unique properties that fit specific industrial applications. We machine raw materials using our CNC milling processes to meet the customer’s desired shapes.
- Alloy steels
- Bronze alloys
- Mild steels
- Stainless steel
Plastic Polymer Materials
- ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)
- Polyvinyl chloride
- Billets (metal and plastic)
- Extrusions (metal and plastic)
- Molded plastic components
Supported Design File Formats for Precision CNC Milling
CNC milling manufactures a component by following a design file that is entered through a computer. At Solutions Manufacturing, we use a variety of file formats in our CNC milling process to ensure that we can accommodate our customers’ different designs and specifications.
We accept component design files in the following file formats:
- AutoCAD (Autodesk Computer-Aided Design)
- DXF (Drawing Interchange Format/ Drawing Exchange Format)
- IGES (Initial Graphics Exchange Specification, ANSI file format)
- MasterCam (MCX)
- PDF (Portable Document Format)
- STEP (Standard for Exchange of Product Model Data)
High-Standard Precision CNC Milling Services
Solutions Manufacturing is dedicated to providing our customers with the best CNC milling services. Our work is compliant with the following quality systems to ensure that we provide the highest quality of service and products:
- ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
- ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials)
- FDA (Food And Drug Administration)
- ISO (International Organization for Standardization)
- ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management Systems)
- Mil-Spec (Military Specifications)
- NadCap (National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program)
- RoHS (Restriction Of Hazardous Substances) (Compliant)
Work With Solutions Manufacturing for Your Custom CNC Milled Parts
At Solutions Manufacturing we offer our customers innovative solutions for their machined products. Our growth and success have been realized through consistently providing customer satisfaction with competitive pricing, the highest quality, and on-time delivery of products.
Solutions Manufacturing designs and produces custom tooling and fixtures in-house for use in our customers machining projects. We work hard to achieve results above and beyond our customers expectations on demanding projects. Our capabilities and capacity allow us to work with volumes at every level — whether it’s a prototype, low volume, high volume, or a short run to long run. With an average lead time of just four to five weeks, you can rely on Solutions Manufacturing to complete your project efficiently, on-time, with the best quality!
Request a quote or contact us today to learn more about our precision CNC milling services!