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CNC Milling Service

Precision Perfected: Unleash the Power of CNC Milling

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CNC milling process at FirstMold

Providing good alternative options for rapid prototypes.

Our 40+ milling machines, including 3 axis, 4 axis, and 5-axis CNC milling centers, are capable of producing rapid prototypes and low-volume units of precision parts with high functionality and complex geometries. CNC milling is ideal for creating parts with flat and jagged geometries like slots and grooves, as well as for post-machining to add details to turned, 3D-printed or molded parts. 

We specialize in making functional parts like brackets, gears, fittings, enclosures, housings, mold tooling, engine parts, medical instruments, punches, and dies, making it an ideal fit for use across many industries.

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Why Firstmold

Our Advantages and Benefits in Milling

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Precision

Our 3-axis, 4-axis, and 5-axis CNC milling centers ensure precision and accuracy to within 0.005”. This is critical in industries such as aerospace, medical, and automotive where precision is paramount.

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Speed

With our 40+ milling machines and skilled machinists, we can produce parts quickly and efficiently without sacrificing quality.

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Complex Geometries

Our CNC milling service is ideal for producing complex parts with intricate geometries, such as slots, grooves, and other custom features.

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Material Diversity

We can mill a variety of materials including metals, plastics, and composites to fit your specific needs.

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Design Flexibility

Our experienced engineers and machinists can provide design input to help optimize your parts for production, and can even produce low-volume custom parts with short lead times.

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Cost-Effective

With our streamlined process and advanced machinery, we can provide cost-effective milling solutions without sacrificing quality or accuracy.

FAQs For CNC Milling Services

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What is CNC Milling?

CNC milling is a manufacturing process that involves using computer-controlled machines to remove material from a workpiece to create a desired shape or design. The milling machine uses rotating cutting tools to remove material from the workpiece to achieve the desired shape. This process is used to create a wide range of parts and products with high accuracy and precision.

What types of materials can be used with CNC Milling?

CNC Milling can work with a wide range of materials including metals (such as aluminum, brass, stainless steel, titanium, and more), plastics (such as ABS, acrylic, nylon, polycarbonate, and more), and even composites (such as carbon fiber and fiberglass). Some materials may be more challenging to work with than others, and may require specialized tooling or techniques to achieve the desired results.

What are the benefits of CNC milling over manual machining?

CNC milling provides more precise and consistent results than manual machining, and it allows for more complex geometries and features to be created.

What is the typical lead time for CNC milling parts at Firstmold?

The typical lead time for CNC milling parts at Firstmold varies depending on factors such as the complexity of the part, the quantity needed, and the availability of materials. However, we always strive to provide our customers with fast turnaround times and efficient production processes. Contact us to discuss your specific project and lead time requirements.

Do you offer both CNC milling and CNC turning services at Firstmold?

Yes, we offer both CNC milling and CNC turning services at Firstmold. Our state-of-the-art facilities include a wide range of CNC machines, including milling and turning centers, which allow us to produce high-quality parts with a quick turnaround time. Our experienced team of engineers and machinists can help you determine which service is best suited for your specific needs and requirements. Contact us today to discuss your project and learn more about our CNC milling and turning services.

Can CNC milling save me time and money?

Yes, CNC milling can be more cost-effective and time-efficient than other manufacturing methods, especially for larger production runs or complex parts.

Can CNC milling help me create prototypes or small production runs?

Yes, CNC milling is an ideal solution for creating rapid prototypes and small production runs of custom parts. It allows for quick and accurate adjustments to be made, resulting in faster product development and time to market.

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· 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