Multi-Axis CNC Machining Produces Complex Parts with Precision, High Tolerances
One can only imagine how long it must have taken armorers and ironsmiths/blacksmiths in the medieval or renaissance ages to outfit a legion of soldiers with armor plate. In addition to what was likely a very labour-intensive and time-consuming process, it would have been quite challenging to produce multiple pieces with any degree of uniformity, precision, and/or quality, primarily through the use of hand tools.
Industrialization, the use of steam-powered, special-purpose machinery in dedicated factory settings that began in the late 1700s, marked a clear shift to what became known as mass production, and paved the way for numerous mechanical and technological advancements over the next 300 years; to wit, the armorers and blacksmiths of yore would be astounded by the present-day technologies that are available for cutting, shaping, and removing metal.
Precision machining, specifically CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining, has become one of the most important techniques used in the manufacturing sector today. This involves the automation/automatic control of machine tools through precise computer-programmed commands, with minimal or reduced human intervention, to improve production quality and precision/accuracy; the sophistication of such machining has evolved to an extent that parts or components can be produced by simultaneous milling and drilling along multiple axes, as many as five, six, in a single set-up without the need to pause the process or manually exchange any tools.
This degree of complex manufacturing is driven by the use of CAD-CAM computer software, which is the integration of computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) programs. It is this software that controls/commands the multi-axis CNC machines to repeatedly produce precise, high-tolerance parts and components.
There are numerous benefits to the application of multi-axis CNC machining; these include:
- Lowered labour costs
- Reduction of scrap/waste
- Mass production capabilities
- Faster cycle/production times
- Capacity for continuous operation
- Repeatability (little risk of deviation)
- Inclusion of automatic assembly features
- Increased production efficiency (high tolerances)
- Flexibility to make changes easily and economically
Indeed, the development and application of computer-controlled and multi-axis technologies have completely transformed the metal machining industry, from the laborious practices of centuries past to the mass production of precise and high-tolerance parts and components in a cost-effective and time-efficient fashion.
Capitalize on Cutting-Edge Technology to Address Complex Manufacturing Needs
While the benefits of multi-axis CNC machining can be rather substantial, capital investment in this technology could be a limiting factor for many manufacturers. Fortunately, precision manufacturing firms, such as Noble Precision, provide a viable option to use CNC machining for complex production needs in a more cost-effective manner.
Noble Precision’s significant investment in cutting-edge technology, most notably in 5-axis simultaneous CNC machines as well as the latest in CAD-CAM software, offers their clients direct access to the most advanced and precise CNC machining services currently available.
Whether the client’s requirements are the development of a prototype, a one-time precision manufacturing solution, or high-volume production runs, the CNC machining experience and capabilities provided by Noble Precision will deliver the utmost benefit with respect to:
- Delivery times
- High tolerances
See our CNC Machining page for further insight on the advantages of utilizing the multi-axis CNC machining capabilities offered by Noble Precision.
Multi-axis CNC machining offers practical solutions to your complex precision manufacturing needs. Capitalize on the most advanced and precise CNC machining capabilities available by engaging the expertise and cutting-edge technology provided by Noble Precision. Call the precision manufacturing experts from Noble Precision at 647-499-7569 or Contact us to request a no-obligation consultation.