CNC Machining Services
Chapter 2, Inc. provides CNC machining services, including milling, turning, boring, broaching, gear cutting, and burnishing. We have automation and robotic machine tending applications, and our high-volume, precision CNC machined components serve the power generation, industrial equipment, medical, oil and gas and many other industries. Read on to learn more about CNC machining, the different types of services, and the common applications.
What Are the Benefits of CNC Machining?
CNC processes provide a vast array of benefits, some of which include:
- Increased Productivity: CNC machines can run continuously without frequent operator intervention, resulting in higher production rates.
- Consistency: Automated programming capabilities allow for the consistent production of precise and accurate parts.
- Enhanced Efficiency: CNC machines can perform several tasks simultaneously, leading to reduced production time and improved efficiency.
- Reduced Costs: Because they do not require close supervision or multiple machines, CNC machines can lower overall production costs and increase profitability.
- Flexibility: CNC machines are programmable to fit various manufacturing processes and scalable to changing needs.
- Fewer Errors: The automated nature of CNC machining minimizes the risk of human error, reducing waste.
Types of CNC Machining
Chapter 2, Inc. offers a wide variety of services, from prototyping to production machining, for a full range of materials. Our robotic machine tool tending and automation capabilities allow for higher repeatability and precision of parts. We also offer turnkey project management services, including shipping and finishing. Here is an overview of our CNC machining capabilities.
Chapter 2, Inc. provides the following CNC milling equipment:
- Horizontal Machining Centers
- Vertical Machining Centers
- 6-Axis Robot Routing
- Horizontal Lathes with Milling
- Live Tooling
- Bar Feed
A toothed tool, known as a broach, removes material from the workpiece. Each broach utilizes a series of single-point tools, with each tooth arranged in an axial direction to cut a specific amount of material with each pass. Broaching can be performed on a lathe or mill, using only a rotary broach tool and holder. The process can create circular, flat, or intricate profiles on the finished component.
Gear Cutting both internal and sourced through strategic partners. Spur gears and External Spline cutting done in house through Mill applications. Hobbing, Grinding and Broaching (ID and OD) services done by partners.
Applications of CNC Machining
CNC machining proves beneficial in a broad range of applications and industries, such as:
- Direct part production
- Production tooling
- Rapid prototyping
The power generation industry commonly utilizes CNC machining to increase the efficiency and quality of power generation parts and tools. The process can produce highly reliable and precise components essential for safety-critical power generation applications.
Industrial and Heavy Equipment
CNC machining is crucial to fabricating heavy industrial equipment, ensuring repeated efficiency, precision, and safety across all mass-produced parts.
Lawn and Garden / Agriculture
CNC machining can produce accurate parts directly from a CAD file with excellent physical properties. Examples of common lawn and garden products include the following:
- Hand Tools
- Garden Tools
Oil & Gas
The oil and gas industry often requires tight tolerances for safety-critical parts. Therefore, this sector depends on CNC milling machines to create reliable, precise parts and components, such as:
These parts are commonly used in refineries or pipelines and may be required in smaller quantities to meet the specific demands of an application. The oil and gas industry often uses aluminum 5052 and other corrosion-resistant, machinable metals.
In the medical industry, CNC processes can produce devices, surgical tools, and implants with complex shapes and precise dimensions.
CNC Machining at Chapter 2, Inc.
Chapter 2, Inc. is at the forefront of manufacturing innovation, with automated CNC machining capabilities that allow us to deliver a myriad of high-quality products with guaranteed on-time delivery. In addition to performing all manufacturing in a technologically advanced, climate-controlled facility, we also have a full-service metrology lab to ensure parts are accurate before delivery.
Our experienced team works closely with clients from the original concept and design through all phases of the production process while adhering to 5S lean manufacturing techniques for optimal cost and time savings. Contact us to learn more about our CNC machining services and how we can help meet the specific demands of your next application.