CNC machining is a widely used digital manufacturing process. This computer-aided manufacturing process provides rapid prototyping, metal-cutting production, laser cutting, gear hobbing, drilling, and 3d printing options. While many industries widely use CNC technology, it is most commonly used by industries that need custom metal parts, such as automotive, aerospace, firearms, medical devices, and other manufacturing companies. On top of creating custom metal parts, CNC machining techniques can also create precise plastic parts for manufacturing.
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What is CNC Machining?

Computer numerical control machining (CNC) is a process that uses numerical controllers in which a computer is designed to operate the device. This programmable machinery controls various behaviors within a machine-like speed, feed rate, and coordination. CNC machine technology provides a way of pre-programming and running the speed and positions of the machine tools in recurring, predictable cycles, all with minimal human interaction during production. In a custom CNC machining process, a technical drawing is developed and translated to computer code via computer-aided design, or CAD. This process is then executed by the CNC equipment system, which produces both parts and bulk material.

These CNC manufacturing processes can be used with various substances, such as metal materials, stainless steel, and plastics. The pre-programmed software we use in our CNC machine shop operates with strict guidelines and state-of-the-art equipment to ensure that our service cost effectively maintains high-quality control while significantly reducing production time.

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Types of CNC Machining Operations

Our machine shop operates with the following CNC machines:

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Benefits of Our CNC Systems

Highest-quality CNC machining with quick turnaround for projects

CNC Turning

CNC Mill / Turn

State-of-the-art equipment and highly trained machinists to manufacture the most complex production parts


Types of CNC Machining Operations

We offer both CNC milling and turning capabilities. While milling and turning are similar in that they both feature a subtractive manufacturing method, their specific machining processes are slightly different. Both processes result in durable, high-quality machined parts.

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CNC milling is a machining process that uses cutting tools to remove parts of the workpiece through the programmed CAD file and technical drawings to achieve the desired final product. Sophisticated CNC mills are complex machinery that allows the cutting tool to move in five directions simultaneously. Primary CNC mills are slightly more limited, rotating their cutting tools along three axes: left to right, front to back, and up to down.

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Besides CNC mills, CNC turning is another machining process in which the workpiece rotates while the cutting tool remains in place. During the turning operation, the cutting tools remove pieces of the material while rotating to give the workpiece its desired shape and create the specific CNC parts.

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Frequently asked questions

How does CNC machining work?

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In CNC machining, a computer program is used to control the movement of the machine tools, which follow precise computerized instructions to cut and shape a workpiece. The workpiece project is typically made of metal or plastic and is held securely in place by a clamping system. At the same time, the machine equipment moves around the workpiece to perform various operations such as drilling, milling and turning.

How much does a CNC machining service cost?

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The cost of CNC can vary widely depending on several factors, including the part's complexity, the machined material, and the number of elements produced. CNC machining costs are generally higher than traditional machining and manufacturing methods due to CNC machines' advanced manufacturing technology. Still, note that they offer cost savings in increased quality and accuracy.

What CNC machining materials do you use?

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Our CNC machining capabilities extend to various CNC machining materials, including metals like aluminum, brass, and stainless steel. CNC machining services can also be used with other materials, including plastic parts.

What is a CNC machine used for?

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CNC machines are the equipment for cutting or moving materials as specified by a controller. Cutting styles are varied between plasma cutting and laser cutters and milled routing and lathes, as well as 3d printing. The mill and turning machines remove parts of a workpiece by rotating to create your desired CNC parts.

Many tools and designs can be made through CNC machining. CNC machine services can create fittings, suspension arms, medical devices, electrical parts, and more. Contact us to learn more about how your industry can benefit from our services or to receive a CNC machining quote for your next project.

What industries do we support?

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We offer machining, fabrication, and assembly services for various industries, including Aerospace, automotive, Firearm, Bicycle/Motorcycle, construction, and manufacturing. Our computer numerical control (CNC) manufacturing capabilities are essential for producing highly detailed projects using metals or plastics for customers in any of these industries.

Contact us to learn more about how your business can benefit from our production services or to receive a CNC machining quote for your next project.

What are CNC machining advantages?

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CNC machining results in greater accuracy, control, and precision than traditional machinery. CNC machined parts can be used for various industries and are extremely precise and refined. When compared to parts created with additive manufacturing, CNC parts are commonly much stronger and have a higher level of precision due to the subtractive production technique used.

Why should we choose Clark Industries for CNC machining services?

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We take pride in our facility, equipment, highly trained staff of machinists, and attention to quality control and precision. At our machine shop, we adhere to a strict quality management system and the very tight tolerances required for modern manufacturing, so our CNC-machined parts are always inspected for quality. Competitive pricing, quick turnaround, rapid prototyping, a close focus on detail, quality controls, and integrity are at the core of our machine shops' values.

How accurate is CNC machining?

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CNC machines are more accurate than traditional machining methods, with tolerances in the range of +/-0.005 inches or better possible in some cases. However, the accuracy of CNC milling and turning depends on some factors, including the quality of the machine tools and equipment, the service operator's skill, and the complexity of production parts.

What is the process for creating CNC machined parts?

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The schedule for creating a CNC machined part starts by designing the part using computer-aided design (CAD) software. Then, we create a CNC production program using computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software and set up the CNC instruments, tools, and workpieces. We then run the CNC program to machine the workpiece using the programmed CAD file. At our CNC machine site, CNC machined parts are always then inspected for quality and accuracy.


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