Why You Need Custom Machining for Robot Parts
Robots serve many industries in today’s world. For instance, you can find them in medical, aerospace, research, and military industries. In these industries, each robot has a unique set of features. They also vary in shape, size, and capabilities. This explains why custom machining for robot parts is important. In today’s society, we begin making robots from CAD drawings. This helps designers show us how they will work. However, with the help of custom machining for robot parts, we can transform the drawing into reality. The CAD drawings make use of CNC equipment to create plastic or metal robot parts.
Benefits of Custom Machining for Robot Parts
Easy and Direct Customization
At Creatingway, to begin the process, we need CAD drawings for the robotic parts. The format should be compatible with a CNC machine. Our custom machining engineers can write the programming code for the CNC machines. Then the machines remove materials from the workpiece along the programmed path. This produces a part similar to the CAD drawing. If you require any changes to the design, we can input the change easily.
Custom machining produces robotic parts accurately. This ensures the robots perform well on the target functions. We can accuracies of up to 0.005 inches. For linear tolerances, the CNC machines can hold a tolerance from +/- 0.005 inches to +/- 0.002 inches. When we make multiple pieces at once, we can even machine more accurately.
Versatile in Material Used
We can use CNC machines to work on metals, plastics, and several other materials. This benefit allows a varied appearance of robotic parts and satisfies property requirements. We often use steel and aluminum for the bases and arms of the robots. They ensure proper functionality and stability. Plastics, on the other hand, serves in making the cover or housings of the robots. This adds aesthetics and reduces the robot’s weight. In some instances, we experiment with custom machining to make multiple pieces of robotic parts using different materials.
Custom machining saves time in getting suitable parts in the market. It is hard to find robot parts with specific design needs. Despite the availability of suitable parts at lower prices in large volumes, they take time to locate. The time is taken to find these used parts may translate to losses as the robot stays on a shelf of a parts service shop. It even throws off the production schedule of your company. At Creatingway, we take your parts’ specifications and make the robot parts you expect. We also guarantee the parts to be efficient. All of these benefits within a fraction of the time.
A Robot designer will spend a lot less when they choose custom machining. It is, however, higher when compared to 3D printing and additive manufacturing process. 3D printing has limits in achieving the accuracy and range of materials used. Especially for metal parts. The cost is also dependent on part weight. Since robot parts use metal often, their weight becomes a lot. It translates to higher costs in 3D printing. Thus, you get better quality and it is more affordable to have custom machining make your robot parts.
Types of Services in Custom Machining for Robotic Parts
Robotic designers usually first specify their conditions to machining shops before asking for a quote. The specifications range from dimensions, finishing, assembly, and material. Our dedicated team of engineers is ready to offer solutions and advice to your project. It even includes possible machining changes where needed. Here are some of our services.
Depending on the part structure of the robot parts, the machining process can vary. This is inclusive of grinding, milling, turning, or 3-axis and 5-axis machining. After reviewing your design, we can then determine the right machining process for it. Therefore, we avoid the possibility of having a machining process with a lower quote that takes a long lead time. Some parts may use multiple machining processes to make.
We offer different finishing services. For instance, your parts can be anodized, sand polished, sandblasted, or even machine-finished only. As long as the robotic designer specifies on the CAD drawing.
Exclusive Machining Services
The common custom robotic parts include brackets, gears, arms, chassis, and bushings. These parts have different focusing features. For instance, robotic gears transmit force and motion to another part. It is through the cut teeth that join with teeth of another gear. Thus, to ensure high teeth tolerance it needs a milling machine. With a good understanding of which process works best, it translates to a lowered cost.
Robots are here to stay. Let machining shops do custom machining for your robot parts to ensure you stay updated with the current market. Contact Creatingway now for your robotic parts custom machining.
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: