CNC Machining: The Smart Choice for Components

Jeff Hardee | January 10, 2019

Farris Fab comes to you equipped with a variety of CNC mills and lathes. These customizable machining tools come with 100% accuracy that can handle any size component. Big or small, your job will be handled with extreme care that fits within the Farris Fab approval requirements.

CNC machining is a fully automated service that involves the production of parts via pre-programmed software. Dimensions are given and the software cuts away until you get the exact component you needed, with perfect dimensions. There are two types of CNC machines: Mills and Lathes. Farris Fab currently has 9 mills and 5 lathes for the maximum efficiency in completing your jobs! CNC mills are capable of running prompts which guide pieces across various sections of the machine. Basic machines will operate on a three-axis system, but some newer mills work with six axes. Some common CNC processes include welding, hole-punching, and laser cutting. On the other hand, Lathes are used to cut in a circular direction with indexable tools. With CNC tech, the precision on the circular cutting is unmatched. These machines are used to create complex designs that are not possible for manual versions of the machine. Mills and Lathes are actually very similar, but lathes only employ 2 axes on their designs.

CNC Machining produces components for a variety of industries, including:

  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Dental
  • Electronics
  • & More!

Conventional machining and CNC machining are two means to the same end. Both will start with a large piece of metal or plastic and they will shape and cut it down to the right dimensions for commercial use. The biggest difference is that CNC is automated, so speed, production rate, and accuracy are a major selling point for CNC Machining. Overall, CNC is cheaper and is used for mass production, while manual machining is for smaller jobs.

Overall, CNC machining has a variety of advantages over normal means. It requires less labor to execute tasks, as it is an automated service. CNC has more capabilities since it can create precise cuts that just aren’t possible with manual machining. This aspect also achieves a greater safety aspect as it doesn’t need to put others in danger during a cut. With many more advantages in store, there is no wonder why CNC Machining is the way to go when commissioning your components with Farris Fab!

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