CNC Milling vs. CNC Turning

CNC Milling vs CNC Tuning

CNC Milling and CNC turning are all the machining processes in CFS Machine Shop. Although they look similar, are actually two kinds of different manufacturing processes, and suit for different shapes of machined parts. Understanding the differences between CNC milling and CNC turning will help to choose which one is suitable for your project, which saves both time and money. What is CNC Milling? CNC milling is manufacturing process that involves using a rotating tool to remove material from workpiece…

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What is CNC Turning?

CNC Turning

CNC Turning Definition CNC turning, a short for Computer Numerical Control Turning, is a modern automatic CNC machining process to creat cylindrical components by removing material from a workpiece. It uses a computer control system to precisely control the movement of cutting tool, and shape out the desired dimensions in a high effecient way. For the advantage of flexibility, CNC turning can meet the machining requirement of different parts, so it has a wide range of application in today’s manufacturing.…

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What is CNC Milling?

CNC Milling Applications

CNC milling, a typical CNC machining type, produces custom designed part by removing materials under computerized controls and rotating multi-point cutting tools. It is an ideal machining process to creat custom parts in different shapes. The available CNC milling materials could be metal, plastic, glass and wood. The CNC milling process begins with a CAD model, and the CAM soltware converts it to correct instructions for the CNC machine, then CNC milling machine starts working and removes the material from…

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Investment Casting vs. CNC Machining: A Comprehensive Comparison

Investment Casting

Introduction The manufacturing world is full of diverse and complex processes, each catering to the specific needs of various industries and projects. Among these processes, investment casting and CNC machining are two popular methods, each offering unique benefits and drawbacks. In this article, we will compare these techniques, discussing their applications, advantages, and limitations, to help you decide which one is better suited for your manufacturing needs. Investment Casting – An Overview Investment casting, also known as lost-wax casting, is…

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Stainless Steel Investment Casting vs. CNC Machining

Stainless Steel Investment Casting

Stainless steel is a highly sought-after material in various industries due to its excellent mechanical and chemical properties. It is durable, resistant to corrosion, and can withstand high temperatures. When it comes to creating complex stainless steel parts, two popular manufacturing processes are investment casting and CNC machining. Both methods have their pros and cons, and choosing the right process can greatly impact the quality, cost, and lead time of a project. In this article, we will compare stainless steel…

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304 vs. 316 Stainless Steel for CNC Machining

304 vs. 316 Stainless Steel for CNC Machining

Stainless steel CNC machining is widely used to creat precision stainless steel components because of its corrosion resistance. There are many grades of stainless steel. Their formability, strength and machinability are different. Grade 304 stainless steel, also known as A2 stainless steel, contains 18% to 20% chromium and 8% to 10% nickel, and grade 316 or A4 stainless steel contains about 16% chromium, 10% nickel and 2% to 3% molybdenum. This means that one of the biggest differences between 304…

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Why Stainless Steel Is Hard to Machine?

Why Stainless Steel Is Hard to Machine

Stainless steel is one of the main CNC machining materials in our machine shop. Compared with the high quality carbon steel, stainless steel material has added Cr, Ni, N, Nb, Mo and other alloying elements. The increase of these alloying elements not only improves the corrosion resistance of steel, but also has a certain effect on the mechanical properties of stainless steel. For example, martensitic stainless steel has the same carbon content when compared with AISI 1045 mild steel, ,…

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6 Types of CNC Machining Materials

Alloy Steel CNC Machining

CNC machining is one of the most common manufacturing methods used to manufacture metal parts. Computer digital control (CNC) uses processes that allow the use of a high degree of automation to manufacture parts and has advantages over many traditional manufacturing methods in terms of speed, productivity and accuracy. Choosing the right materials for CNC machining can be a daunting task, and many factors should be considered when selecting materials for parts, including machinability, price, corrosion resistance, strength, weight and…

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CNC Machining vs. 3D Printing

CNC Machining vs 3D Printing

First, 3D printing is an additive technology. CNC machining is a material reduction technology, so there is a big difference in materials. As the professional CNC machining company, let us tell you the main differences in detail. 1. Material 3D printing materials mainly include liquid resin (SLA), nylon powder (SLS), metal powder (SLM), gypsum powder (full color printing), sandstone powder (full color printing), wire (DFM), sheet (LOM) and many others. Liquid resin, nylon powder and metal powder account for the…

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Aluminum CNC Machining Services

CNC Machined Aluminium Parts

Aluminum is considered one of the best metals for CNC machining because it is relatively easy to machine. Aluminum possesses all the properties required for machinings, such as light-weight, good strength, and perfect durability. Since aluminum is a light metal and easy to machine, you can use it in various applications.  Similar to stainless steel CNC Machining, Aluminum CNC machining process cuts the raw material bit to bit to achieve desired shape to meet the drawing’s specification. So, it is also a custom process…

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