CNC Machining Services
CNC machining services are available for both milling and turning. Precision machining with Fractory uses state-of-the-art machinery to create parts with tight tolerances.
CNC machining is a subtractive manufacturing method. Meaning that the creation of a part encompasses the removal of material.
Computer numerical control, or CNC for short, means that computers take care of all the processing. They translate the human or CAD input into real-life machinery movements through code.
The ability to transform CAD models into code is especially impressive. This means that digital representations of parts can be made into real products without any more human intervention. CAM software manages to interpret the 3D models in an understandable way for CNC machines.
Computer-controlled systems increase the accuracy of production and ensure close to identical parts for batch manufacturing.
How to Get a Quote?
While we provide automated quotes to sheet metal fabrication manufacturing, our sales engineers still calculate the CNC machining price manually. So please send your inquiry over to them with all the relevant drawings for a quotation.
Delivery in the United States
We send your parts all over the US. Just provide us your address and we will take care of the transportation. This way you can focus on the engineering side, while we take care of the rest.
CNC Milling Capabilities
Maximum dimensions: 450 x 60 x 100 inches.
CNC Milling Services
CNC milling services belong to our list of capabilities. The manufacturing method uses a rotating cutting tool for removing metal chips. A continuous process will ensure a part according to your input.
While the rotating cutting head may seem similar to drilling, the two are not the same. Drilling helps you make holes axially. Mills have the capacity to move laterally as well.
The are various milling bits available. Some milling cutters are for axial cutting, others lateral or a mix of both. Axial cutting requires teeth on the tip of the head. Lateral cutting, on the other hand, means that the cutting teeth have to be on the outer face of the cutter.
Fractory has over 25 pre-vetted manufacturing partners with state-of-the-art CNC machines. Also, 5-axis milling centers are available. Some of the stations also have live tooling capabilities to minimize turnaround times. Losing the necessity for changing tools is especially important with larger batches, as it can have a significant effect on the final price per part.
CNC Turning Capabilities
Max diameter: 37 inches
Max length: 152 inches
Bar feed options: Yes, request for diameter
CNC Lathe Services
CNC turning is a method for producing symmetrical cylindrical parts. A simple example is a shaft. Keyways and other non-symmetric cutouts can be added later with another operation.
CNC lathes spin the metal part while the cutting tool can move axially in 2 directions – along the side of the part as well as towards it.
Therefore, the system spins the part while bringing the cutting tool into contact with the workpiece as necessary. This results in cut off bits of swarf. The continuous operation creates the final part.
Fractory can offer CNC turning services for a large number of different materials. These include carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, titanium, copper alloys, etc. Using a CNC lathe service is suitable for both prototyping as well as batch production.
Our capabilities include sliding head lathes which can bring down the turnaround times as much as 2 times. Traditional fixed head CNC machines cannot compete with the automated systems, especially with larger quantities.
Precision engineering with Fractory is made simple because we can offer a wide range of capabilities from various manufacturing partners.