CNC Machining

CNC Milling

Our cnc milling machine has a machining envelope of 1000 x 500 x 600mm (xyz), with 16 tool holders and a 6000rpm spindle. We can sometimes machine parts longer than 1m, depending on the design.

We regularly machine aluminium, steel, stainless steel and acetal.

CNC Turning

Our CNC lathe can swing Ø250mm x 600mm over the apron, and has 8 tool holders.

We regularly turn aluminium, steel, stainless steel and acetal.

CNC pricing

Pricing jobs for CNC machining is composed of 3-4 parts

  • Programming cost - once off. This involves writing the G code to automate the machines. CNC turning simple parts this may be as little as $20. If you have a complicated milling job this could be closer to $200. The more complex the part, the more time it will take to program.
  • Fixtures - once off. Most parts require a 2nd operation, some require more. Depending on the complexity of a part, sometimes a custom fixture is required. A lot of the time a fixture isn't necessary. We can make design pointers to make the parts simpler to machine and eliminate the need for a fixture.
  • Setup - once per batch. Setup costs cover the time to get the machine ready, load the program and the required tools or workholding. This can typically be between 15 minutes to 2 hours.
  • Parts - the cost per item to machine the item, including material. 

Becasue of the one-off costs, and the setup cost per job, making two components is normally not as cost effective as machining ten parts. The one-off costs are distributed over more parts.

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