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CNC Turning

Custom CNC Turning Services from Firstmold

Explore our CNC turning services to create functional prototypes and end-use parts with intricate geometries and surface with conical, spherical and cylindrical features. Our CNC turning is compatible with plastic, metals and composite materials, producing beautiful designs and features through our lathes or turning centers for any application in the aerospace, automotive, electronics, medical and an array of other industries. We have no minimum order quantities, making our turning ideal for making high volume mass production, low-volume manufacturing and even one-off prototype/parts. Firstmold can achieve tightly-controlled tolerances of up to 0.005” or better on request. Though our many years of experience, we have gained the necessary expertise for making both simple and complex functional parts in quick leadtimes and affordable rates. Our vast range of manufacturing technologies contributes to the unrivalled quality, flexibility and performance that goes into our CNC turning operations that ultimately leaves you with the best possible version of your parts.

Our Advantages and Benefits for your Manufacturing

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· Shorter leadtimes to gain market edge

Got tight deadlines? Looking to beat the competition? Our in-house capacity and network of vetted manufacturing suppliers is all you need to get your part into production in no-time.

· Exemplary quality in all our parts

We understand the impact of putting your brand on a part. That’s why we opt for the stringiest quality control standards on every project. We constantly evaluate your parts for precision, repeatability and conformance. Our CAD, CAM and other computer-assisted design profiles are guaranteed to help you eliminate the chances of defects, optimize design and enhance performance.

· Improved outcomes by leveraging experience

Leverage the years of experience and competence within our team to make better parts with improved outcomes that exceed expectations.

· Material diversity to fit your needs

Our CNC machining solutions is compatible with various categories of materials to help you find the right fit of aesthetics, performance and functionality in your machined parts.

· Perfect Tolerances

Our injection Molding solutions are capable of making parts that require complex geometrical structures, high dimensional accuracy and tight tolerances to fit and perform in their expected applications. Firstmold can make injection mold with tolerances up to +0.005 inches. Should tighter tolerances be required, we shall evaluate the feasibility, while leadtimes and production costs will increase

· Low MOQs

At Firstmold, we work with every client irrespective of their volume needs. Our custom CNC prototyping and manufacturing solutions are open to all our clients to leverage for low-volume production and bridge tooling.

· Complex geometry capabilities

When you work with Firstmold, complex geometries and intricate structures become nothing to worry about. With our design for manufacturing guidelines and CNC machining capabilities, we are fully capable of using 5-axis CNC milling or turning to make any part.

See What Our Customers Said

“When we first requested CNC machining, we tried to contact First Part.They responded within hours with prices, delivery times and suggestions for our requirements. I am really satisfied with their professional service and high quality control. I would recommend them to my friends Without hesitation.”

──Brown Abraham

“We have been cooperated with First Part in CNC machining for 6 years. From design to finished product delivery, First Part provides excellent CNC machining professional services and high quality products. Normally, within 12 hours or shorter which helps a lot. We feel they are one of the best CNC machine shop in China.”
── Colin Martinez
“First Part is our the most satisfactory CNC machine shop. They are high efficiency and high quality control. Since 2016, we have cooperated with them on many projects, they also provided professional CNC machining suggestions to help us complete the projects. That’s why they’re such a great CNC machine shop.”

── Jackon Brown

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Our CNC Turning Capabilities

Design

We combine CNC design for manufacturing (DFM) with factors like functionality and aesthetics to optimize product design and manufacturing setups for highest value.

CNC Turning Centers

Firstmold integrated turning centers comprises of drilling, milling and sub-spindle capabilities used for manufacturing more complex prototypes and finished parts. Our CNC turning centers are more expensive than lathe services, but delivers overall higher efficiency and precision on operations.

CNC Turning Lathe Services

Firstmold has CNC turning lathes that feature only 2 axes for making simple turned plastic or metal prototypes and parts. Our CNC lathes are the ideal solutions for making rapid prototypes and end-use parts that do not require a lot of detailing, and tolerancing. Our CNC turning lathes are quick and affordable with a leadtime of just 1-3 days. This service is recommended for clients who have relatively simple designs and project requirements.

Post-processing and Finishing

Firstmold provides quality post-processing solutions like tapping, marking, etching and more. We also have an array of finishing solutions like sand-papering, polishing, bead blasting, anodizing, chrome coating and more to enhance the beauty and functionality of your machined parts.

Materials

· Aluminum

· Stainless Steel

· Copper

· Brass

· Titanium

· Plastics

Simple and engineering thermoplastics are widely used in CNC machining for their relative affordability, strength and faster machining time. Some of our plastic material options for CNC machining include POM, ABS, PEEK, PTFE, HDPE, PMMA, PVC, PET, PP and Nylon

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Finishing Capabilities

CNC milled parts can be left as-machined/as-milled, however, for projects that require more customization, post-processing or surface finishing, Firstmold offers a number of solutions that can change the appearance, surface roughness, chemical resistance and aesthetics of such parts. See some of our finishes below:

· Polishing

High polish with exemplary amount of detail and reflectiveness in the surface of the part. Surface is bright and shiny with a look and feel that is premium.

• Bead Blasting

Bead blasting delivers a satin surface finish or uniform matte finish on parts, removing all tool marks. Bead blasting can also impart textures on your part, and prepare the surface for further finish.

• Anodizing

Anodizing is used to increase corrosion-resistance, scratch-resistance and durability in mechanical parts. It is versatile and can be applied directly to a part, or used after bead blasting, brushing or bright dipping to achieve matte or glossy finishes as required. Firstmold offers Chemical film, type I, type II and type III anodizing sheet metal parts. Anodizing is also an ideal surface treatment for painting and priming.

• Powder coating

Powder coating delivers strong fatigue and wear resistance, and is compatible with virtually every metal material. It can be used as an alternative to anodizing finishes.

• Brushing

Brushing is an aesthetic surface finish used to draw traces and give a brushed feel on the surface of the material, usually metals. It is used on ABS, Aluminum, Stainless Steel and Brass

Other Post-Processing and Finishing Capabilities

Save time, money and logistic efforts by completing your parts final touches with Firstmold. We provide a range of secondary processing options post-molding to decorate, brand and customize your part. Our secondary operations currently include:

· UV coating

· Silk or Pad printing

· Chrome plating

· Laser etching

· Labelling

· Engraving

· Threaded Inserts

· Media blasting

· Assembly

· Painting/Spray painting

· Learn more about our other finishing capabilities

Industries

Firstmold serves a broad range of clients across a range of industries. Our manufacturing solutions are widely employed in the medical, consumer products, automotive, aerospace, Robotics & Automation and defense industries. We have over 20 years of experience in prototype development, product development and mass production during which we have evolved along with the industry-best practices, equipment and capabilities. Our pool of seasoned engineers are adept at optimizing design and executing production with high precision. We provide a superior advantage garnered through our understanding of the different context and nuances for product development across every industry.

Automotive
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Aerospace and Defense
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Medical
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Make custom precision parts with reduced weight and exquisite design from plastic and metal components.

Optimize efficiency, reduce weight and mitigate flight risks with our custom manufacturing materials for the aerospace industry.

Surgical-grade parts, wearables and bio-compatible components that meet FDA requirements to deliver life-saving solutions.

Electronics
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Consumer Products
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Robotics & Automation
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Achieve tight tolerances and complex geometries in consumer electronic products to cater to the various style and class of your end-users.

Create exquisite design that is affordable and scalable to cater to the ever-changing consumer product trends.

Eliminate downtimes and boost efficiency with on-demand components that keep production running while integrating with existing lines and complimentary technology.

Additional Resources & FAQs

1. What is CNC Turning?

CNC turning is a type of CNC machining operation that uses a machine tool to remove materials from the workpiece by rotating the workpiece around the tool till the final design is achieved.

2.What materials can you use with CNC turning?

CNC turning can machine just about any materials; however, the most common materials include plastic, brass, copper, steel, stainless steel and aluminum.

3.Why should I use CNC Machining?

CNC machining is capable of making parts with high precision and accuracy. It can also deliver parts with complex geometries that will otherwise be difficult to make through other means. It is fast, and can be used for low-volume manufacturing without incurring heavy tooling cost.

4.How quickly can you produce parts using CNC turning?

Our standard leadtimes for CNC machining operations is 1-7 days. This leadtime is dependent on the geometric complexity of the design, size, volume and tolerance levels required.

5. How is CNC milling different from CNC turning?

CNC milling is ideal for making smaller parts with complex geometries while CNC turning can process relatively larger parts that have cylindrical orientations. Also, while CNC milling operates by rotating the cutting tool around the part, CNC turning operates by rotating the part along a static tool.