Anyone looking to have something manufactured has several different options. They can choose to have it laser cut, hand made, punched or machined.
In fact, it is a CNC machining that offers the best option for anyone looking for very accurate and high quality components. In this article, we will examine the reasons why you should use CNC machines.
Most CNC production methods work in two ways. The most popular manufacturing method of these days is to use a CNC punching profiler or a CNC laser cutter. Both will cut components from a flat sheet of metal. This allows you to create specific components, but you have no control over the thickness of the sheet.
The thickness of the sheet can vary over the whole sheet. This can make it difficult to cut exactly the same component, even if you are cutting it from the same sheet.
Laser cutting combination with machining
The only problem with CNC machining is that it can be quite expensive. Indeed, there are many excess materials wasted when a component should be cut from a block or metal bar. A cheaper alternative would be to get the laser coupled component. CNC machining centers can be used to machine part of a solid metal block. This allows all the dimensions of the product to bring precise specifications.