CNC Milling

Our CNC milling process produces custom prototypes and end-use production parts in as fast as 1 day. We use 3-axis milling and 5-axis indexed milling processes to manufacture parts from more than 30 engineering-grade plastics and metals. With machined production parts, you can also get more competitive pricing at higher quantities in addition to first article inspection (FAI) reporting, material certifications, and additional finishing options like anodizing and chromate plating. 

How Does CNC Milling Work?

CNC milling is a subtractive manufacturing process. It starts by fixturing a block of metal or plastic material inside the CNC mill. Using G-code, the CNC machine is programmed to rapidly mill out parts from the block of raw material. Our 3- and 5-axis CNC machines are equipped with various toolsets to maximize efficiency and production speed.

Machined plastic parts are left as-milled, which typically means they show visible tool marks. Some metal parts allow more finishing choices like anodizing and chromate plating. When the run is complete and your required surface finish is applied, parts are boxed and shipped shortly thereafter.

 

  • 1 to 1,000+ parts
  • Shipped in as fast as 1 day
  • Parts starting at $65
Common Applications
  • functional prototypes
  • jigs and fixtures
  • production components in lower volumes

 

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See how key design and material considerations can reduce your machining expenses.

illustration of cnc milling threaded holes

Threaded Holes on Machined Parts

Our CNC machining service provides the ability to easily add threaded features to milled and turned parts. See which threading options are available.


Design Guidelines

Our basic guidelines for CNC milling include important design considerations to help improve part manufacturability, enhance cosmetic appearance, and reduce overall production time.
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Milling Materials

We stock more than 30 production-grade plastic and metal materials that are suitable for various part applications and industries. Materials range from plastics like ABS, polycarbonate, nylon, and PEEK to aluminum, stainless steel, and copper.
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