CNC Machining Services

CNC machining services by Fractory offer milling and turning capabilities using the latest in manufacturing technology to guarantee great results with precision machining.

Learn more about our online service and capabilities below.

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Just upload your parts to the platform to get a quote in seconds. Select the appropriate properties, including the material, surface roughness and general tolerances and the price will be updated in real time.

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Fractory takes care of everything from quoting to delivery, dealing with all the admin so you can focus on the engineering side of things.

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CNC Milling Capabilities

Maximum dimensions
Maximum dimensions 11500 x 1500 x 2500 mm
Available materials
Metals Steel, stainless steel, aluminium, etc.
Plastics Nylon, PE, POM, PP, etc.

CNC Milling Services

CNC milling services

Milling is one of the CNC machining services we offer. This process involves a rotating cutting tool that removes chips from the material when brought into contact with the work piece.

While it may sound very similar to drilling, the two are definitely not the same. Drilling is only suitable for making holes axially. A CNC mill can move laterally to remove material in that way. 

There are different types of milling tools to either mill axially, laterally or both ways. Axial cutting needs teeth on the tip of the cutting head. Lateral cutting means that the teeth have to be perpendicular to the circular cutting head.

Fractory’s manufacturing partners offer state-of-the art machinery. This includes 5-axis milling equipment as well as live tooling possibilities. Driven tools, or live tooling, significantly reduce production times by making different operations possible without the need for a change of tools.

Creating precision components with an outstanding surface finish is possible with our CNC machining capabilities.

CNC Turning Capabilities

Max length
Max length 3845 mm
Max diameter
Max diameter 950 mm

CNC Turning Services

CNC lathe services

CNC turning is suitable for creating cylindrical parts. The most common example of a turned part is a shaft.

CNC turning cuts the shape by spinning the metal part. The cutting tool can move axially in 2 ways – along the side of the part as well as to and from.

Thus, the automated system controls the cutting tool, bringing it into contact with the workpiece, while the part itself is turning. As a result, bits of swarf are cut from the metal to produce the required shape.

Turning can perform many operations like turning, boring, threading, etc. Highly skilled machinists can create precision components on all types of CNC lathes but contemporary machining centres help to assure a level of similarity close to being identical between the machined parts.

Fractory is able to machine components in a wide range of materials. These include metals like steel, aluminium, titanium and copper alloys as well as plastics like nylon, PE, POM, etc. It is suitable for both prototyping as well as large-batch manufacturing.

Sliding head turning is also available to lower the production times as well as the final price. Comparing sliding head turning to traditional fixed head CNC machines, the production cycles are about twice as long for the latter.

Our large network of partners secures access to a wide range of CNC machining capabilities that can satisfy the needs of precision engineering.

CNC Machining FAQ

Are 5-axis CNC milling machines available?

Yes, our network of manufacturing partners also includes ones who have this kind of equipment.

Are turning and milling available for wood and plastics?

The material selection includes metals and plastics, including steel, stainless steel, aluminium, titanium, PE, POM, etc. Wood is not currently available but we are looking to add more materials in the future.

What is the quality of the CNC machined parts?

All our manufacturing partners have the ISO 9001 quality management system certificate that ensures their work conforms to certain quality standards. If specific tolerances are required, please attach a drawing with relevant information.

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