CNC Milling is a method in which a machine removes material from a stationary workpiece with a machine cutting tool. This method involves cutting a workpiece by pressing against it with a cutting tool. This differs from CNC turning as with a Lathe, the work piece rotates. The use of rotation is what differentiates these two machining methods. The cutting tool in milling procedures revolves around its axis. Milling operations can be divided into two categories: face and peripheral. Face milling is a type of cutting that results in an impact at or near the tool's corners. Peripherals milling, necessitates a cutting motion along the diameter of the cutting tool. Whether it's on the face or peripherals, all milling operations necessitate the rotation of the workpiece. The cutting tool used in milling processes does not move. It always stays still rather than rotating.
CNC Turning is a machining process in which a cutting tool, typically a non-rotary tool bit, describes a helix toolpath by moving more or less linearly while the work piece rotates. As an industry leader in CNC turning, Alpha Precision understands what it takes for long-term success. We take all things into consideration when it comes to cost and time completion for the job. Prior to the CNC Turning days, machining was done manually. This created a lot more room for error, and was extremely more time consuming. With technological advancements, the use of computer-numerical control (CNC) became widespread and really sped up the process, as well as reducing errors dramatically. CNC turning is a technique of removing material from the workpiece in quick, repeated movements to make many well-finished identical components quickly and accurately.
CNC machining is an essential technique for producing prototype parts. Prototypes come in many different shapes, sizes, and forms. They have varying purposes from a basic to complex level. At their most basic level, prototypes function as placeholders or props — loose representations of a future component that are used to exhibit visual information about how the final component will appear or operate. They may also be used to pitch a new product to potential investors if they are well-designed. Prototypes of this nature might be extremely crucial. However, some prototypes are utilized for more than just visual depiction. Companies may need to build engineering or production prototypes at various stages of product development, both of which should be tested before being used in a real-world situation. CNC machining is typically the best choice for these functional prototypes that need strength, structural stability, or other characteristics not available through additive manufacturing.
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Alpha Precision of Fremont, CA specializes in short (low volume) and long run (large scale) production machining, precision CNC machining and prototype machining for small to large parts. Our experienced machinists have the ability to create prototypes with many different CNC machines, that utilize a variety of tools, and materials. Alpha Precision specializes in low volume production runs, as well as large scale production runs. Whether you are in need of hundreds to thousands of parts, our machinists are
dedicated to creating a product of both the highest quality and maximum efficiency to meet your requirements and project turnaround time.