CNC machining is an integral part of injection molding processes. We have relied on it to produce parts and prototypes for more than 4 decades and have acquired vast experience in all its benefits and challenges. When you choose TX Mold as your preferred CNC machining service provider, we harness this knowledge to deliver the requirements of your project to perfection.
We have long standing relationships with clients across the globe and cater to multiple industries. They include furniture, home appliances, automobile, and warehouse and storage industries.
Our CNC machining processes are among the best in the market. It is through such professionalism that we have remained a force to reckon with in the industry for almost 40 years now. We are forever evolving with the times and combining our experience with the current manufacturing technologies. The following are some advantages of our CNC Machining.
The term CNC, in automated manufacturing and industrial applications, stands for Computer Numerical Control. CNC Machining is, therefore, a type of manufacturing that makes use of computerized controls and tools to get rid of layers of material from an already existing stock piece (the blank) to create an entirely new custom-designed component.
CNC machining is a versatile process that can work on any type of material from metals, woods, plastic bits, glass, foam, and other composites. For these reasons, it is one of the most widely used applications in the manufacturing space, including TX Mold. One of the industries that make use of CNC machining is telecommunications, as it requires higher tolerances compared to other industries.
CNC machining involves four main stages as briefly detailed below.
The quality of steel is very important in determining the quality of the end product; this is why we source our steel from famous brands like ASSAB, LKM, and Gröditz. Once the steel arrives at our plant, we analyze it further with a spectrograph to make sure that it is up to our standards. This ensures that our mold quality and lifespan are among the best.
CNC Machining is a versatile manufacturing process that is widely used in almost all industrial complexes. There are mainly three main types of CNC Machining:
Drilling is the process where holes are made into a hard material in an accurate and precise shape. Most times, these holes are cylindrical, and they are made when the CNC machine feeds a rotating drill bit perpendicularly into a workpiece’s surface. This produced identical holes that are vertically aligned with equal diameters depending on the size of the drill bit. Processes that make use of CNC drilling are clue counter boxing, reaming, countersinking, and tapping.
In this stage, the custom CNC machine uses rotating multipoint cutting tools to get rid of materials from a workpiece. The material is fed into the machine, and the cutting tools are put to work, moving in the same direction as the workpiece. The operations that make use of this process include face milling and peripheral milling.
This is the process where a CNC machine employs the use of single-point cutting tools to get rid of materials from a rotating workpiece. The machine feeds the cutting tool in a linear motion manner along the workpiece’s rotating surface. Unwanted material is removed until the desired diameter is attained. This process is used to make cylindrical components like threads, tapers, and slots.
The quality of injection molding is affected by the different CNC Machining types. Understanding how each of the types affects the quality will help you in determining the right one to go with for your project.
CNC Machining follows certain protocols in its operations. These protocols have been put in place to make sure that the machines work as designed and the right precautions are put into consideration by the operator. These processes include the following:
CAD MODEL DESIGN FOR INJECTION MOLDS
These are the mold designs that are generated through CAD software on the computer. They are a virtual representation of the final product, and they contain the code and coordinate the product and how the CNC machine will be able to decipher and execute.
CAD FILE CONVERSION
Once the CAD program has done its part and created the file that will be used to model the product, it is fed into the CNC machine, where the file is converted into a readable format by the machine. This conversion is vital as it is the only way that a machine will be able to know what it is supposed to make.
CNC MACHINE SETUP
The CNC machine has to be set up for operations. This involves adding all the accessories needed for that particular operation in question. Parts like drill bits are added, and the worksheets are fed into the machine before the program is run. The machine is given a sweeping inspection to ensure that all the parts are in place.
CNC MACHINING OPERATION
Once everything is in place, the machine can now be declared ready for operation. It takes a qualified technician to run the entire thing. When all the drill bits and the worksheet are ready, simply feed the material into the machine and execute the program and wait for the final product at the end.
There are many ways that CNC Machining can be appalled in the commercial and domestic space. Some of the notable applications include the following.
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