For precision milling of small parts, our highly trained machinists utilize state-of-the-art metal milling equipment to achieve virtually any shape, for dimensions as small as 0.010” (0.25 mm), parts as long as 16” (406.4 mm), and cubic parts up to 8” (203.2 mm), with up to 4-axis milling. With our world-class expertise, know-how, and equipment, our metal milling staff can take even the most intricate geometries that your design engineers can envision and help you turn that vision into reality.
Our Precision Milling Expertise
Customers turn to our CNC milling service for a wide range of needs, from hole drilling and punching to making round parts or square parts, to surfacing and more complex 3D machining. Like our EDM, our metal milling can even do slots as small as 0.010” (0.25 mm). We have experience with all of the most sophisticated end mill manufacturers, and depending on the parameters and capabilities of their tools, we can achieve their very best depth-to-diameter ratios.
Our metal milling capabilities allow for the efficient removal of material, to produce small and, often, highly detailed parts in precise sizes and shapes. For complex parts and components, our milling equipment can create keyhole shapes, slots, pockets, fluted ends, fillets, and other configurations. Our know-how and experience in programming different speeds and feed rates enables us to tailor the process to meet your specifications. Our CNC milling equipment functions in multiple axes, to accommodate multiple cutting operations while minimizing setup time. In addition to working flat surfaces, our milling equipment can be used to produce a defined irregular surface or complex 3D shape.
Our Flexibility in Meeting Customer Needs
Customers in a wide range of industries turn to Metal Cutting for our metal milling service. We create parts for use in a range of products, from automated inspection containment containers and other hold-in-place fixturing, to thin and thick microfluidic separator plates, and even harmonica plates and guitar bridges. We also frequently mill parts in small quantities for use in prototyping or customized component designs. In addition, because of the close tolerances and surface finishes we can achieve, customers often come to us to add or refine features on a part whose basic shape has already been formed using a different manufacturing process.
Our expertise in milling enables us to choose the tooling that is appropriate for the material and dimensions that a customer wants to achieve, allowing us to produce parts in the precise shape and size needed while preserving the integrity of both the mill and the tool. In addition, we have the ability to perform hard metal milling (or high-speed machining, HSM), working with hardened steel, titanium, and cobalt alloys — a capability with growing demand for components in aerospace and other industries.