CNC Machining Service

Machined prototypes and production parts in as fast as 1 day


ISO 9001:2015 | AS9100D | ITAR Registered

Plastic and metal materials
CNC machines
Machined parts each month

Looking for a reliable, quick-turn supplier of machined plastic and metal components? With hundreds of CNC machines, our unmatched in-house capacity ensures your parts are shipped on-time, every single time. At Protolabs, our AS9100-certified CNC machining facilities are designed for both rapid prototyping and low-volume production of end-use components.

CNC Machining Processes

CNC Milling

CNC milling is a subtractive manufacturing process that uses 3-axis milling and 5-axis indexed milling processes to cut solid plastic and metal blocks into final parts.



CNC Turning

CNC turning with live tooling combines both lathe and mill capabilities to machine parts with cylindrical features from metal rod stock.



CNC machine factory floor

Production CNC Machining

Need production machined parts? For quantities greater than 15, we offer competitive pricing in addition to first article inspection (FAI) reporting, material certifications, and additional finishing options like anodizing and chromate plating. 

Expanded Machining Capabilities for Precision Parts

Have high-requirement parts with tight tolerances? Get precision parts machined with complete features in as few as 7 days, including anodizing, chromate plating, and nickel plating. Certifications? FAIs? No problem!

Why Choose Protolabs for CNC Machining?

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CNC Machining Design Guide

In this guide to CNC machining, you'll learn how to create efficient, manufacturable metal and plastic parts for prototyping and production.

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