CNC machining is the machining of parts from solid "billets" of material where a cutting tool is applied to remove some of the material to generate a particular shape. A computer controls not only the shape of the part, but also the feed rate, tool speed, and other variables. This allows for a more precise part and exact repeatability. It also takes significantly less time to manufacture complex parts, by eliminating human interference, and makes it possible to create 3-D shapes. We offer the latest advances in all types of CNC machining. A brief description of each can be found below. Whether you need 4, 5, or 6 axis, live tooling, screw machining, or grinding, Bryton can fill you needs.
Milling-Best suited for relatively square, flat parts. Multiple axis capabilities allow for offset work. Three dimensional work can be achieved through the use of software programs.
Turning-Used for making round parts-bushings, bearings, sleeves, seals, etc. Turned parts generally start out as rods of material spinning at high rates of speed as a cutter is applied to generate the part. Live tooling capabilities allow the part to stop moving and the tool to continue moving to drill or cut off-center features.
Screw Machining-Similar to turning, but machines may be controlled by a combination of computers and mechanical cams. Also some screw machines utilize multiple tools cutting the part at once or making several parts at a time. Very useful for smaller sized parts and high volumes.
Swiss Screw Machining-The same concept as screw machining, but generally considered higher precision and longer length to diameter ratio. Also, many swiss machines have multiple material inputs to make several parts at one time with each of the different tools.
Grinding-Grinding can be done to both flat (blanchard grinding, surface grinding) and round materials. (centerless grinding, o.d. grinding). Grinding is generally the choice for difficult to machine (hardness) materials as well as being known for extremely smooth finishes.
Other-There are other types of machining including laser, wire EDM, photochemical, and more. To learn the which method offers the best means to produce your parts, contact a Bryton representative today.