Chips Manufacturing proudly offers a valuable resource to the businesses they serve. The skilled operators and trained engineers in our facility use advanced computer-controlled machines to fabricate precision metal parts for complex industries such as armament, dental & medical, HVAC, hydraulics, and gauges.
CNC milling is the term used when a CNC machine uses a code to drill and turn along axis’s to cut and shape a material to match the dimensions entered into the computer by an engineer.
CNC milling machines are operated in two ways: computer or manual override. Computer programming allows the machine to make the precise cuts required at a high speed. Manual override allows the operator to slow down or speed up production to identify problems and adjust the programming if necessary.
CNC turning also relies on computer-controlled machines but, instead of forming the outside of a metal component, like CNC milling, turning is the process of shaping the interior of a component. The process typically uses a single-point cutting tool that is inserted parallel to the material that will be cut. The raw material is then rotated at varying speeds and the cutting tool produces cylindrical cuts with exact depths and diameters.
CNC turning can also be used on the outside of material to create a tubular shape, such as a decorative brass shoulder bolt, or it can be used on the inside of material to produce a tubular cavity within the preferred material.