4 Ways CNC Machining Will Benefit Your Production Process

Modern manufacturing requires staying up to date on advanced technology, like Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining. CNC machines use software and specialized programming languages to perform precise cuts and produce complex designs. Their accuracy and speed mean that companies minimize costs and maximize product quality and quantity. At QT Manufacturing, we pride ourselves on our outstanding CNC machine services. Learn more about how our CNC machining work can benefit your manufacturing process.

How Does CNC Machining Differ from Traditional Production Practices?

CNC machining allows you to take advantage of the latest technology, precise computer languages, and data-driven processes. At QT manufacturing, we know you care about creating the highest quality molds, parts, and products for the best prices. That’s exactly why we use CNC machines, rather than traditional manufacturing processes.

Manually mapping out designs and guiding tools requires a great deal of time. There are also limitations on design and discrepancies between the design and the objective measurements. Fortunately, CNC technology provides the solution to these problems. Pre-programmed G code controls and steers tools to shape metal or plastic. The language can convey accurate measurements and dimensions, feed rates, speed, and positioning, amongst other specifications. Accordingly, the machines can execute small cuts, sharp turns, steep curves, and intricate designs.

How Can CNC Machining Assist Production?

Manual processing is outdated, slow, and costly for most companies’ production needs. CNC machining offers numerous advantages over traditional manufacturing methods. Fortunately, you do not have to invest in expensive machinery or skilled labor to benefit from CNC technology. Rely on our QT Manufacturing team for stunning results every time, courtesy of our state-of-the-art equipment, software, and certified experts. Take a look at these benefits:

1) Wide Range of Products

CNC facilitates the creation and production of many different types of products. The software can guide multiple cutting machines such as:

  • Milling: A cutting tool mounted onto a rotating rod. It removes selective material from the raw substrate, facilitating simple and complex shapes alike.
  • Drilling: A rotating cutting tool produces round holes accommodating screws, bolts, or nails.
  • Turning: A non-rotating cutting part removes material from the rotating raw substrate. It can create different shapes and sizes and ensure symmetry.
  • Grinding: A rough rotating wheel refines and smooths the surface of products.
  • Electric Discharge Machining (EDM): An electric current removes material from a raw surface to achieve a shape.

Since this is the case, CNC machining can produce everything from small, intricate parts to geometrically complex products. They can also handle a variety of materials, including aluminum, stainless steel, brass, and plastics. These capabilities make it the go-to manufacturing process for injection molds, injection molded parts, and production products.

At QT Manufacturing, we also provide professional services such as plastic injection molding, custom tooling, and injection mold work. Since all our departments can work together to produce specific products, we can easily make custom, unique products.

2) Accuracy

Manual manufacturing requires human intervention continuously which leads to mistakes. With CNC machining, computer-aided design (CAD) software allows for specific mechanical dimensions and exact conversions for cutting, drilling, turning, or grinding instructions. It ensures tight tolerances within +/- .001 inches. Skilled workers cannot replicate this tolerance level, nor can they perform the smallest cutting or shaping for complex pieces.

Furthermore, that same tolerance can repeat infinitely. Industries such as aerospace, automotive, healthcare, military, and industrial domains rely on impeccable accuracy and standard adherence.

3) Efficiency

Efficiency means producing high-quality products and reducing waste, labor, and time costs. CNC machining guarantees precision, achieving both objectives flawlessly. Machines follow instructions without flaws or oversight. Since this is the case, they never take off more raw material than necessary. With little waste, you receive more value than you would through manual processing.

They can even run for long periods, without human interference. At QT Manufacturing, our advanced machines run 5 days a week, 24 hours a day. Accordingly, simple products may take only a matter of hours while complex products may only take a few weeks.

4) Productivity

If you require high production volumes, you can count on CNC technology to improve repeatability and ensure tight tolerances with every product. Since CNC machines are quick, and many can run simultaneously, manufacturers can increase output. Naturally, this helps keep costs low and maximizes return on investment (ROI). Likewise, labor concentrates at the beginning (design and programming) and end of the manufacturing process (assembly, inspection, quality control). Since skilled labor during the manufacturing process is unnecessary, labor costs remain at a minimum.

CNC Machining: Today’s Manufacturing, Tomorrow’s Product

CNC machining reshapes the way manufacturers can design and construct items. Every day, more industries turn to this state-of-the-art technology’s precise and efficient work. At QT Manufacturing, we bring your prototypes, parts, and products to life with CNC machines.

Take advantage of our services by contacting us for a consultation today.