CNC refers to cutting material with a computer numerical control machine. The CNC machining process interprets your 3D CAD model and translates data to CNC machines. The main benefit of the process is that CNC will produce parts that can replace the additive manufactured prototypes with true production grade materials. This method allows you to build your parts in the featured material that you intend for use in production. CNC machining is the best choice for rapid prototyping of high-quality metal and plastic parts requiring the greatest degree of dimensional accuracy, critical surface finishes, material-specific properties.
Whether for rapid prototypes or production parts, we have the right CNC machining options for your metal and plastic part needs.
Wide range of materials
Ability to hold tight tolerances
Parts machined directly from 3D CAD models
Standard delivery time of 1-2 weeks based on order
Shorter lead time (2-5 business days) available per open capacity
Tolerances for feature size:
Minimum +/-.002 for metal and +/-.003 for plastic
Tolerances for hole diameter:
Minimum +/-.001 for metal and +/-.002 for plastic
Tolerances for Flatness, Run Out, Cylindricity, Perpendicularity and other Geometry:
Minimum +/-.001 is possible per geometry dependent
The above tolerances will not apply when machining a weldment, or a plate below 1/4" thick at a length above 20" or 1/8" thickness at a length exceeding 10" long. In that case the tolerances need to be reviewed by the MFG team.
Email your 3D CAD data, define your project specs and a custom quote will be presented in 24 hours or less
Turning, Dual Turret Lathe with Live Tooling, 3-, 4-, and 5-Axis Machining, Heat Treating/Stress Relieving, Welding, Anodizing, and Powder Coating
CNC Machined Parts in as little as 6-8 business days, depending on geometry
Dedicated Project Managers to help you throughout the process
Electronics Parts Manufacturing
Engraving Machine Applications
5 Axis Machining
Micro Hole Drilling
PMMA ( Acrylic)
CNC machining is a subtractive manufacturing process by which material is cut away from the source to create a finished component. Our standard surface finish is 63-125 Rms, however we can grind or polish the part to 4-8 Rms.
Ferdie Bruijnen, Vice President of Supply Chain Operations and On Demand Manufacturing at 3D Systems shares his insights on supply chain assurance, and where additive manufacturing and On Demand manufacturing fit into the equation.
With advanced manufacturing facilities around the world, our team of application engineers provides industry and manufacturing expertise, all with localized support. We offer 24/7 access online, or you can contact our facilities directly and a project manager can help you with your needs.