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What is CNC Precision Machining Used For?

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Machining enables the creation of a diverse range of parts and products, from small components to large structures. CNC machines are exceptionally versatile, capable of being programmed by leveraging advanced, computerised machine tools. This allows for the creation of complex geometric cuts that require a high degree of accuracy.

CNC manufacturing excels at producing parts that must adhere to strict dimensional tolerances, such as wheels and industrial machinery components. Additionally, the machining technology can manufacture large quantities of parts quickly and efficiently, making them increasingly popular among manufacturers worldwide.

Types of CNC Machining Equipment

Different machining processes require various pieces of equipment to function effectively. In some scenarios, these tools can be integrated into a single precision CNC machine, where the machinist simply needs to start and stop the process. In other cases, the tools must be distributed across multiple machines, necessitating the machinist to transfer the workpiece or raw material from one machine to another.

Our technology suite includes 3,4 and 5-Axis machining demonstrating maximum flexibility, higher efficiency and ultimately producing a cost-effective solution for our customers. We are led by our client’s unique project needs which can range in complexity, leading to a demand for greater specificity which is only achievable by trained and skilled staff using highly sophisticated technology. 

Within DPF, our advanced manufacturing solutions are powered by industry 4.0 technology – high-end 5-axis CNC machines with robotic assistance, flexible automated loading systems and cloud-based software with M2M manufacturing ensuring precision, quality and traceability. This increase in capability within our production environment delivers micron accuracy for GD&T designed products, offering significant improvements on earlier machining solutions. For example, we can turn metals with a hardness of 65 Hrc and 0.005mm accuracy, while our wire and die sink EDM run from 0.1 to 0.25mm wire offering movement in 4 axes simultaneously to generate complex parts.

Our business uses highly efficient, lights-out machining technology and sophisticated software to produce advanced machining solutions. This includes the machining of both advanced metals and engineering plastics. We also specialise in machining difficult materials with particularly complex geometries.

Delivering high precision complex parts in tightly regulated environments is only achievable through the continued investment in technology utilised at our site in Carlow.

CNC Precision Machining Applications

Given the flexibility, efficiency and potential reduced cost of employing CNC machining, there has been growing demand in certain sectors within the manufacturing industry where the demand for highly precise complex parts is most evident.

Aerospace – Aerospace vehicles, from transportation planes to space shuttles, demand extremely precise components. Precision machining plays a crucial role in manufacturing various parts for this industry, including landing gear ports, bushings, manifolds, airfoils, and more.

Medtech – The medical field is rapidly evolving, creating a demand for both new and existing equipment in high volumes. Precision CNC machining is essential in manufacturing this equipment, which includes orthotic devices, safe enclosures, implants, MRI machines, and research instruments.

High-Tech – High-tech industries depend extensively on CNC machining services to produce circuit boards, semiconductors, and various components that demand exceptional precision. As technology continues to miniaturise, only CNC machines can meet these stringent precision requirements.

CNC manufacturing technology will continue to evolve and grow in importance to allow for the successful delivery of critical business operations. Companies and staff should adapt accordingly to the latest cutting-edge equipment and machinery.

At DPF, we continuously invest in our future. By sourcing the best technology, raising the proficiency levels of our staff in the effective utilisation of new tech and listening to our customers short-term and long term challenges, we proactively seek new ways to add value to your business.

To learn more and speak to an expert about your project needs, contact us here or email info@dpf.ie.

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