When it comes to CNC machining, finding a precision machining company that offers all the services required is essential in ensuring complete quality control. When one company can provide everything from cleaning to machining and assembling of components, there is a superior final product as well as less risk of delays in delivery and typically a lower cost per unit.
There are a variety of different services that may be offered by a precision machining company. Understanding the services required for the manufacturing of the parts and components will assist in ensuring the company has the capacity to do the job.
One of the benefits of using a precision machining company for cleaning of components is the type of cleaning processes used. The best companies offer ultrasonic cleaning, which creates very small bubbles, just microns in size, that burst against the surface of the component, removing even microscopic imperfections.
There are various protocols and cleaners that are used in this process based on the type of material cleaned. Choosing the right combination is important for effective cleaning.
CNC Swiss Turning and Milling
Turning is used for round and tubular types of components and can create a hollow interior in the specified shape or be used to shape the exterior. The use of CNC Swiss machines allows for this process to be used on even the smallest components with absolute precision.
CNC milling can use a variety of different spindles and operate at different speeds. This equipment can be designed to be vertical or horizontal, offering fast production based on the specifics of the component.
Soldering & Brazing
Joining components can be completed through either soldering or brazing. Brazing is typically used for two different metals, and it uses capillary action to draw the braze into the joint, creating a liquid and gas-tight joint.
Soldering is used to join metals through heating the soldering metal and allowing it to cool to form the joint. These can also be liquid and gas-tight, and offers a very cost effective option for many different types of applications.
As with all types of component development, the quality of the operator, as well as the equipment, always makes a difference. A machining company offering precision services will focus on using the latest in technology and equipment, and also ensure that experienced, trained technicians are operating the equipment and overseeing the quality control throughout the machining process.