CNC Machining Service

Machined prototypes and production parts in as fast as 1 day

CERTIFICATIONS

ISO 9001:2015 | AS9100D | ITAR Registered

30+
Plastic and metal materials
450+
CNC machines
75,000+
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 rapidly cut solid plastic and metal blocks into final parts.

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CNC Turning

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

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High-temperature PEEK material for CNC machining

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. 

Threading Options and Guidelines

For machined parts, you can easily add threaded features, including key and coil inserts. These can be specified within your interactive quote. When a quote is returned, the 3D display will show which thread types are possible for each feature. Different threads (where possible) or no threads can be selected on a feature-by-feature basis.

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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