CNC Machining

CNC machining is a viable option for manufacturing parts with a range of materials, from plastic and metal to wood, fiberglass, and more. Fast Radius can rapidly produce your CNC-machined parts with tight tolerances and excellent mechanical properties.

Producing parts with CNC machining

3-axis milling

5-axis milling

Turning

Max. part size

• 2000 x 1200 x 500 mm
• 78.7 x 47.2 x 19.6 in
• 2000 x 1200 x 500 mm
• 78.7 x 47.2 x 19.6 in
• Ø 350 x 600 mm
• Ø 13.8 x 23.6 in

Min. feature size

• Ø 0.50 mm
• Ø 0.019 in
• Ø 0.50 mm
• Ø 0.019 in
• Ø 0.50 mm
• Ø 0.019 in

Best achievable tolerance

• +/- 0.01 mm
• +/- 0.0004 in
• +/- 0.005 mm
• +/- 0.0002 in
• +/- 0.01 mm
• +/- 0.0004 in

Lead time

As low as 8 days for
less than 50 parts
As low as 10 days for
less than 50 parts
As low as 8 days for
less than 50 parts

Plastic

Aluminum

Stainless Steel

Other steel

Other metal

ABSUHMW303Mild steelBrass
Nylon 66061304Alloy steelCopper
Acetal (Delrin)6061 - T6316Tool steelTitanium
Polycarbonate60822205 DuplexInquire for additional options
PVC707517-4
HDPE420
PTFE (Teflon)
PEEK
G-10
Nylon 30%GF
UHMW

FINISHING/POST-PROCESSING OPTIONS

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As machined (standard)Bead blastingPolishingHeat treating
AnodizingBrushingScreen printingPassivating
Powder coatingPaintingEngravingPlating

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Common CNC machining Applications

CNC machining is often used to produce industrial hardware products in a subtractive manner from metal or plastic.

Tooling

Make complicated cuts at various angles.

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Niche manufacturing processes

Cut durable metal products that alternative processes can’t create.

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Medium- to high-volume production

Cost-effective for production runs in the hundreds and thousands.

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Metal fabrication

Safe and effective way to meet the demand for high-quality metal parts with exceptional tight tolerance.

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CNC machining advantages and challenges

ADVANTAGES

  • Excellent mechanical properties
  • Established technology
  • Wide variety of materials
  • Scalability
  • Consistency and precision

CHALLENGES

  • Unused material
  • Limited part geometry
  • Higher initial cost

CNC machining resources

Learn more about the CNC machining services we offer at the Fast Radius resource center.

What type of CNC machining is right for my project?
Key considerations for manufacturing plastic parts with CNC machining
5 of the most common myths about CNC machining

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