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CNC Machining

CNC Milling Machines

CNC milling is a specific form of computer numerical controlled (CNC) machining. Milling itself is a machining process similar to both drilling and cutting, and able to achieve many of the operations performed by cutting and drilling machines. Like drilling, milling uses a rotating cylindrical cutting tool.

CNC machines are programmed with a design which can then be manufactured hundreds or even thousands of times. Each manufactured product will be exactly the same.

SacEDM Employs:

  • (1) CNC Mill   64″ x 32″ x “32”                                                                        
  • (2) CNC Mills 40″ x 20″ x 20″                                                                      
  • (2) CNC Mills 30″ x 16″ x 20″

CNC Lathe

A CNC lathe, or computer control numeric lathe, is a router that is controlled by use of a personal computer. CNC lathes can be use to cut wood, metal and plastic. There are advantages as well as disadvantages of using a control numeric lathe over a manual lathe.

There are many advantages to using a CNC router. A computer controlled router can provide more accuracy and is better to use in cases where several exact copies of a piece need to be made. Also because all cuts are plugged into the computer before beginning the project the can be less wasteful cuts made, and save time and material. Another advantage to using a CNC lathe is that there is little to no manual manipulation.

SacEDM Employs: (3) CNC Lathes with programmable tailstock