How to Save Cost for Your CNC Machining Projects?
How to save costs for your CNC machining projects? It’s a problem both we and our customer’s concern about it. Sometimes, we get a few customers’ complain about the price, why? And it’s too expensive. Actually, all these are based on the product itself. The drawings design, machining process, raw material, tolerance, and surface treatment. It may affect the price a lot. And what’s more, to reduce the price, some small changes also can make a big difference in price.
Creatingway Share Tips To Save Cost For Your CNC Machining Projects?
Choose the machine and machining method accordingly
Once have the drawing review, you know which material will be used, is it bar or sheet material or plastic, and considering drawing details to use the relevant machine to manufacture it. Is it CNC lathe, milling, turning, or machine center or other equipment? Correct to choose the machine, reduce the machining process will be a great help in production, and avoid costly setups.
Radius design affects machining a lot
When having a 2D or 3D drawing on hand, we brief review on it first and to see the parts structure, what’s the radius, flatness, sharp corner requirements, which are the critical dimensions, and which ones are normal. In our experience, one aspect like the request of critical radius, it affects a lot during production. For example, if the parts request extremely small radii, it will be difficult to operate and it will lead to the CNC run very slowly, takes much time to deal with it. So generally, we recommend following a standard inner radius, not less than 3mm unless it’s necessary needed.
Tolerance and surface treatment requirement
If a standard tolerance doesn’t affect the parts function works and performs well, we may suggest you not to ask a very tight one like .xxx/.xxxx. It’s a cost-effective way. On the other side, surface finished like hard anodize, Alodine is relatively expensive, and plating thickness has the influence, too.
See from our working experience, this is a few ways may make a different cost. We hope to have help on optimizing customers’ design and production to benefit each other in the long term. Creatingway always continuously improve and learning more advantage standard and knowledge from global customers and organization, make the best support to our customers, and best trust partner for you.
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