CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) Machining is a means to remove material using high speed, precision machines that use a wide variety of cutting tools to create the final design. Common CNC machines include vertical milling machines, horizontal milling machines, and lathes. On a multi-axis CNC milling machine, the cutting tools move while the stock remains fixed. Xometry offers 3-axis, 4-axis, 5-axis, as well as right angle milling capabilities to rapidly create designs from simple straight lines to complex geometric shapes. More complex cylindrical shapes can be more cost effectively manufactured using a CNC lathe with live tooling in a process known as CNC Turning.
XOMETRY’S MULTI-AXIS CNC MILLING CENTERS
- 5 Axis Machining up to 26”
- 4 Axis Machining up to 36”
- 3 Axis Machining up to 60”
- Right Angle Milling
CNC Milling materials are available in metals and plastics. Material selection is critical in determining the overall functionality and cost of a part. The designer must define the material characteristics key to the part’s design – hardness, rigidity, chemical resistance, heat treatability, thermal stability, and so on. Xometry machines a wide variety of metal and plastic materials. Download our CNC Design Guide for more design tips and information on material selection and whether to choose milling vs. turning.
CNC Design Guide
CNC machining is one of the fastest way to build functional prototypes, product molds, low to high volume production runs, and fixtures.
Learn how to design your parts for CNC machining to ensure high quality and cost-effective results. Download your free guide today.
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