Creatingway Offering Best CNC Milling Services
CNC milling is a machining procedure that utilizes computerized operations and rotating point cutting tools to remove materials from the original article. It produces a custom-made part or end-product. Creatingway offers high-quality CNC milling services, using devices from some the world renown and innovative manufacturers. In a bid to help our esteemed clients understand this procedure and help them make informed choices when picking Creatingway as its service, this article will focus on an outline of the basics of the CNC milling process. Also, we shall review and describe the components and tooling of the CNC milling machines at Creatingway to enable our customers to know how to make selections.
What’s the CNC milling process?
Just like all conventional CNC machining processes, the CNC milling process utilizes computerized systems to control and manipulate devices that cut and reform material. Additionally, the procedure follows similar fundamental production steps that all CNC machining processes do. A recap is below:
- Designing of a CAD model
- Conversion of CAD model into the CNC program
- The CNC milling machine is set up
- Execution of milling operation
The CNC milling process commences with the creation of a 2D or 3D CAD part design. The completed model is afterward transferred to a CNC-suited file format and converted by CAM software into a CNC machine program. It determines the actions of the machines and movements made by the tooling over the workpiece. The operator first affixes the workpiece to the work holding device or machine’s work surface. The milling tools are also attached to the machine spindle. Our operator then runs the CNC program.
How to Do CNC production to your project?
When the CNC milling process is beginning, the machine rotates the cutting tool at speeds reaching thousands of rotations per minute. The type of milling machine used and needs of the milling application as the tool cuts through the workpiece, determines the action the machine will perform to produce required cuts on the workpiece:
- Slowly, we feed the workpiece into the stationary, rotating tool
- The tool then moves across the workpiece
- Both tool and workpiece move relative to one another
At Creatingway, we use CNC milling as opposed to manual milling since the machine automatically moves workpieces with the rotation of the cutting tool instead of against it. This convention is known as climb milling processes.
Types of CNC Milling Operations
CNC milling process produces high accuracy, high durability parts in one-off, prototype, and small to medium production runs. Therefore, we usually manufacture portions with tolerances that range between +/-0.001 inches to +/- 0.005. Milling machines can achieve tolerances of up to and more than +/-0.005 inches. The milling procedure is versatile, allowing it to have broad applications in several industries.
Some of the most common CNC milling operations our clients may like to know of include:
- Face milling
- Angular milling
- Plain milling
- Form milling
It involves milling operations in which the axis of rotation of the cutting tool is perpendicular to the workpiece surface. Face milling cutters contain teeth on the tool face and periphery. The peripheral teeth are essential for cutting while the tool face teeth are for the finishing touch. Face milling produces flat surfaces and contours on the finished workpiece. Both horizontal and vertical milling machines support it.
Sometimes referred to as angle milling since coincidentally, the cutting tool’s axis of rotation is at an angle to the workpiece surface. We use a single angle milling cutters. Dovetail production is a universal application for this type of milling service we support.
Also known as slab or surface milling. The angle of the cutting tool’s axis of rotation is parallel to the workpiece surface. Plain milling cutters are used and have teeth on the periphery for cutting purposes. We set the specifications that include the size of the workpiece and depth of cut according to the clients’ needs.
It refers to milling services done on irregular surfaces, outlines, and contours. Formed milling cutters or fly cutters are used explicitly for this milling process. We commonly use this form of milling in the production of beads, contours, and hemispherical cavities.
What’s the 3D software operation for your projects?
Our systems utilize CAD software to produce the first part of the design. CAM software then creates the CNC program, which gives the machining instructions needed to produce the part. The CNC program is installed onto the designated CNC machine to allow it to commence and complete the milling process.
What kind of materials considerations for CNC milling services?
We prefer using the CNC milling process as a secondary process of machining as it provides a finishing touch to a customised part. Technological advancements in CNC milling enable the machining of a wide range of materials, including:
These include alloys, exotic and heavy-duty metal varieties
These include thermosets and thermoplastics. As with all machining processes, selection of the material for a milling application relies on several factors. These properties include hardness, tensile and shear strength, chemical and temperature resistance of the material. The material’s cost-effectiveness is also crucial. The material, in turn, determines the optimal machine settings such as the cutting speed, rate of feeding, and cutting depth.
Our CNC milling capabilities and industries served
CNC milling metals
As mentioned before, CNC milling can process metals like magnesium, steel, brass, copper, bronze and nickel alloy. This enables us to serve clients from the automotive, electronics and aerospace industries. They frequently place orders for parts like heatsinks, frames, engines and enclosures.
CNC milling of plastics
As mentioned earlier, we provide CNC milling for plastic parts. These parts are generally more accurate than 3D printed parts. Plastic milling is ideal in projects leading to the production of car bumpers and external casing for medical devices. The process is also suitable for low-volume orders of parts and for producing a special category of plastics that we cannot manufacture through methods like vacuum casting or injection molding.
Creatingway is concentrated on CNC machining manufacturing, prototype machining, low-volume manufacturing, metal fabrication and parts finishing services, provide you the best support and services. ask us one inquire now.
Any questions or RFQ for metal& plastic technology and custom machining, welcome to contact us below
Call +86-0(755)-89492523 or send an inquiry to us
Welcome visit us, any metal and plastic design and machining questions, we are here to support you. Our services email address: