CNC

Computer Numerical Control - Milling

CNC milling is an automated manufacturing process that builds durable, solid parts.

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  • 1-2 weeks

    Average lead time
  • 15+

    Materials to choose from
  • 5 min

    Time to place order

High-quality parts and products with CNC milling

CNC milling is a subtractive manufacturing technology that creates high-quality prototypes and production parts. The technology is unlike 3D printing as it builds a part by removing excess material to form a final part.

CNC is a computer automated manufacturing machine that follows a CAD file to complete a finished product. A CNC machine is made up of multiple components, most importantly the frame, axes, control panel, table and more. Using computerized controls, the machine’s cutting tools move along the axes to cut off parts of a solid material. With detailed precision, the CNC machine creates details within a wide range of material options until the desired design is realized.

CNC milling is a great option for those wanting to create prototypes or production parts with either metal or plastic. The technology offers a wide variety of high-quality material options, accurate precise parts and compatibility with 3D parts. CNC milling contributes to prototyping and production across various industries including aerospace, military, automotive and more.

Benefits of CNC Milling

  • Prototyping and short-run production
  • Durable metal or plastic parts
  • Custom, precise parts
  • Accurate, complex geometries
  • Pairs well with 3D printing technology
  • Diverse applications
Options

CNC Milling materials

Lead time TolerancesMax size capability$-$$$$
ABS/ASA1-2 weeks+/-0.005” first inch50” x 20” x 20” $$
Acrylic1-2 weeks+/-0.005” first inch50” x 20” x 20” $$
Polycarbonate1-2 weeks+/-0.005” first inch50” x 20” x 20” $$
Polypropylene 1-2 weeks+/-0.005” first inch50” x 20” x 20” $$
POM (Derlin/Acetal)1-2 weeks+/-0.005” first inch50” x 20” x 20” $$
PTFE (Teflon)1-2 weeks+/-0.005” first inch50” x 20” x 20” $$
HDPE1-2 weeks+/-0.005” first inch50” x 20” x 20” $$
Composite1-2 weeks+/-0.005” first inch50” x 20” x 20” $$
RenShape Foam Modeling Board1-2 weeks+/-0.005” first inch50” x 20” x 20” $$
Nylon1-2 weeks+/-0.005” first inch50” x 20” x 20” $$
ULTEM1-2 weeks+/-0.005” first inch50” x 20” x 20” $$
PEEK 1-2 weeks+/-0.005” first inch50” x 20” x 20” $$
Aluminum1-2 weeks+/-0.005” first inch50” x 20” x 20” $$$
Copper1-2 weeks+/-0.005” first inch50” x 20” x 20” $$
Steel1-2 weeks+/-0.005” first inch50” x 20” x 20” $$$
Titanium1-2 weeks+/-0.005” first inch50” x 20” x 20” $$$
UHMW1-2 weeks+/-0.005” first inch50” x 20” x 20” $$
Zinc Alloy1-2 weeks+/-0.005” first inch50” x 20” x 20” $$

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