Need a Custom Metal Part? Here’s How CNC Milling Can Help
September 17, 2015 by Advantage Manufacturing
Gone are the days when you had to wait for a prototype or custom metal component to be turned out manually.
Today, welding and metal fabrication shops like Advantage Manufacturing Ltd. use computer numeric control (CNC) machining. Calgary and Edmonton customers can now have their aluminum and stainless steel projects completed with greater precision, speed and consistency.
What are the other benefits of CNC milling, and why is it ideal? Let’s take a look.
In the Edmonton and Calgary welding and manufacturing industry, reliable CNC machining capabilities are good for precise work and custom projects.
That’s because the milling process allows the cutter or drill to move along several axes to cut three- or two-dimensional components. All it takes is a blueprint from you, the customer, and source material—usually steel or aluminum. Then CNC machining software takes over to direct the speedy production of the component you need. If you don’t have precise design specifications, you can consult with our in-house design team to come up with a plan to produce your project.
Speed is the operative word when it comes to CNC machines. They are always ready to cut, drill, turn or shape. They don’t need any warmup time and can work on many different materials with no delays.
The custom CNC machines at our Edmonton manufacturing plant can be used to make custom components for:
- Prototypes for product development and manufacturing
- Heavy equipment for industry or municipal services
- Custom trucks
- Individual hobby projects
- Farm equipment
- Equipment and machine rebuilds
- Hydraulic equipment parts
- Rebuilds, refits, retooling and repairs for all kinds of equipment and facilities
If you’re a facilities or production manager in Edmonton, Fort McMurray or anywhere else in central or northern Alberta, it is important to have a reliable welding company who has experience with CNC milling. Here are some of the industries we serve:
- Gas and oil extraction and transportation
- Forestry and timber
- Government utilities
The Benefits of Outsourcing CNC Machining
CNC machining centres are expensive, and not every physical plant or business can afford to have one. That is why it’s beneficial to outsource your machining work to Advantage Manufacturing. We always stay up-to-date with the latest technology in CNC machines and software so you don’t have to.