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CNC Machining

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What is CNC Machining?

CNC Machining is a subractive manufacturing method that uses cutting tools to remove material from a block of raw material or a pre-existing part (such as a 3D-printed part when very tight tolerances are needed in specific areas).

Capacity = Speed

Our capacity allows us to create CNC machined parts with unrivaled speed.

At the same time, our experienced engineers ensure the highest standards with cutting edge software and equipment.

Capacity = Variety

We operate more than 20 state-of-the-art machining centers with a wide variety of CNC equipment such as single axis lathes.

Single axis lathes are ideal for executing round parts such as nozzles, engine components and thread shafts.

Our CNC machining centers also utilize cutting edge 5-axis machines, which substantially reduce turnaround time by eliminating intermediate setups and enabling undercuts and off-axis features.

CNC Machining Is Complementary Technology

We also utilize CNC Machining as a valuable secondary operation for our 3D printed parts that require boring, drilling, face milling or other precision machining for enhancing features.

We are dedicated to providing the fastest CNC machining in the industry, with projects programmed and started the same day as order.

Precise Finishing for CNC Machined Parts

We offer a variety of expertly applied finishing options to improve the mechanical and aesthetic properties of your CNC machine component, including painting, anodizing, EMI and RFI shielding and hand polishing.

Plastic Materials for CNC Machining

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ABS

Low cost engineering plastic that is easy to machine and fabricate

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Polycarbonate

Engineering plastic with excellent dimensional stability and good strength and stiffness over a wide range of service temperatures.

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Polycarbonate 20% GF

20% glass reinforced polycarbonate with higher temperature and tensile properties.

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Nylon 6/6

Type 6/6 is a general purpose, standard grade nylon. Extruded in natural and black.

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30% GF Nylon

30% glass-fiber reinforced nylon 6/6 material with superior abrasion and wear resistance.

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Delrin

Crystalline plastic that offers an excellent balance of properties that bridge the gap between metals and plastics

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HDPE

HDPE is used in a wide variety of applications and industries where excellent impact resistance, high tensile strength, low moisture absorption and chemical and corrosion resistance properties are required.

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Polypropylene

Crystalline material noted for its high strength-to-weight ratio, excellent chemical resistance and high performance in thermoforming and corrosive environments

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Clear Acrylic

Rigid, hard thermoplastic material that is characterized by its color range availability and easy fabrication

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PVC

Normal impact, high corrosion resistant polyvinyl chloride

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ULTEM™ 1000 Resin

Amorphous thermoplastic polyetherimide (PEI) material that combines exceptional mechanical, thermal and electrical properties; Natural ULTEM™ 1000 Resin (unreinforced) is a translucent amber material

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ULTEM™ 1000 20% GF Resin

Addition of glass fiber reinforcement to the basic ULTEM™ Resin

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G10

Widely used as an insulator in electrical applications

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G-10 FR4

Versatile, all-around electrically insulating material

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Metal Materials for CNC Machining

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Aluminum 6061 T6

Generally selected where welding or brazing is required or for its high corrosion resistance in all tempers; Machining is more difficult when compared to the other machining alloys

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Aluminum 7075 T6

Baseline 7XXX alloy with a good balance of properties required for aerospace applications

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Mic 6

Similar to those in the 7000 series with precise adaptable additions of Zinc, Copper, Magnesium and components of Silicon, Iron and Manganese

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303 Stainless Steel

Austenitic free-machining stainless steel used primarily for parts requiring machining, grinding or polishing

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Mild Steel

A stainless steel with good case hardening qualities and good weld-ability 

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Stainless Steel

A common steel alloy with excellent corrosion resistance and good machinability 

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Tool Steel

A versatile material that is ideal for making tools due to its good wear resistance and abrasion

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CNC Machining Applications

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PRODUCTION PARTS

Fabricate highly accurate, large production parts with CNC machining.

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JIGS & FIXTURES

Add value to the production floor with highly accurate machined manufacturing aids.

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FUNCTIONAL PROTOTYPES

Utilize CNC machining to create prototypes in your production material for functional testing.

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How Much Does CNC Machining Expertise Matter?

Making a quality part takes more than just a machine.

It takes a responsive team behind the technology, running tests and working tirelessly to validate materials and processes.

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Decades of CNC Experience in Your Corner

At Stratasys Direct, our services are backed by more than the largest fleet of machines in North America.

We have nearly thirty years in the industry and a team of engineers ready to assist with every step of your project.

Responsive and Fast

Years of experience with CNC Machining has made us one of the most responsive and fastest CNC machine operators in the business.

Whatever your project need, we won’t rest until your requirements are met.

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Frequently Asked Questions About CNC Machining

How large a part can your CNC machines accommodate?

We offer cutting edge CNC machining with single cut envelopes up to 84”, 40”, 36”. but that’s not a limit on the size of your project.

One advantage of partnering with Stratasys Direct Manufacturing is that we have expertise in breaking up complex designs into multiple components, which we can later assemble.

What are your standard tolerances for CNC machined parts?

Standard tolerances for CNC machined parts are +/- 0.005” or 0.001”/”, whichever is greater. In some circumstances, tighter tolerances can be achieved depending on part design.

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