CNC machining services

Manufacture metal and plastic parts with computer-controlled speed and precision.

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On-demand manufacturing

We create and ship parts for customers across the US and the world

Networked, global infrastructure

Remove the logistical risk typically associated with outsourced manufacturing

Imagine, design, build

Access industry-grade materials and expert engineering insight

Make your project possible

Harness cutting edge technology to take your project from prototype to production

The CNC machining process involves the use of automated rotating cutting tools and lathes to shape metal and plastic parts from blank workpieces. Capable of achieving complex geometries and angles with cost-effective speed and precision, our CNC capabilities include milling and turning services, and can scale quickly from prototypes and single parts to high-volume production requirements.

Get your CNC machining project started today. Upload your CAD file to our Cloud Manufacturing Platform™ to receive a quote, work with our engineers to optimize your design, and move to production when you’re ready. You can specify the post-production and finishing options you need for your parts, along with any inspection requirements. When your order is ready, we’ll package and ship the finished parts to you.

Explore our CNC machining services

Our CNC machining capabilities meet a wide variety of manufacturing needs. Explore our milling and turning services:

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Milling

CNC mills are effective for geometric designs and rapid production requirements. Our CNC capabilities include both 3-axis and 5-axis mills.

CNC turning machine

Turning

CNC turning is a process in which an automated lathe shapes a rotating workpiece. Turning is useful for shaping rounded or cylindrical geometries.

CNC machining applications

Precise and quick to produce, CNC machined parts serve a spectrum of industrial applications:

Tooling

Manufacture parts with complicated cuts and angles using a variety of precision cutting, drilling, and lathing tools.

Niche manufacturing

Cut durable metal and plastic products that alternative processes can’t create. The CNC turning process is ideal for creating cylindrical parts.

Medium-to-high-volume production

Perform cost-effective production runs in the hundreds and thousands, scaling up and down as your business needs change.

Metal fabrication

Meet demand for high quality metal parts with exceptional tight tolerance requirements.

CNC machining materials

Manufacture CNC machined parts in a selection of industrial metals and plastics:

CNC machining materials
PlasticAluminumStainless SteelOther SteelOther Metal
ABS2024303Mid steelBrass
Nylon 66061304Alloy steelCopper
Acetal (Delrin)6082316Tool steelTitanium
Polycarbonate705017-4Contact us for additional
metal machining options
PVC7075420
HDPE
PTFE (Teflon)
PEEK
Nylon 30%GF
UHMW

Which CNC machining process should I choose?

Optimize your CNC machining project with these key production considerations:

CNC machining benefits
3-Axis Milling5-Axis MillingTurning
Effective for simple geometric designsAdds 2 axes of movement to the workpiece for expanded design potentialIdeal for parts with simple geometries, or rounded and cylindrical parts
Useful for creating a wide variety of partsOffers faster production timesOffers excellent precision and consistency
Offers excellent precision and consistencyOffers excellent precision and consistency
General process information
3-Axis Milling5-Axis MillingTurning
Max. Part size1800 x 1000 x 500 mm
70.9 x 39.4 x 19.7 in
1000 x 900 x 600 mm
39.4 x 35.4 x 23.6 in
Ø 350 x 600 mm
Ø 13.8 x 23.6 in
Min. Part size12.7 x 12.7 x 12.7 mm
0.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 in
12.7 x 12.7 x 12.7 mm
0.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 in
6.4 x 6.4 x 6.4 mm
0.25 x 0.25 x 0.25 in
Min. Feature sizeØ 1 mm
Ø 0.039 in
Ø 1 mm
Ø 0.039 in
Ø 1 mm
Ø 0.039 in
Standard toleranceMetals
+/-0.13 mm
+/-0.005 in

Plastics
+/- 0.20 mm
+/- 0.008 in
Metals
+/-0.13 mm
+/-0.005 in

Plastics
+/- 0.20 mm
+/- 0.008 in
Metals
+/-0.13 mm
+/-0.005 in

Plastics
+/- 0.20 mm
+/- 0.008 in
Lead timeAs 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

CNC machining case studies

Fast Radius CNC machining services solve manufacturing challenges every day. Explore our CNC machining projects to learn more about the ways that our work creates an impact.

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Curtiss

Automotive

Making riding in style possible

Curtiss had big plans to make an electric motorcycle unlike anything the world had ever seen. Fast Radius had comprehensive CNC solutions to make that goal possible.

Why choose Fast Radius for CNC machining?

Silver parts

Quality manufacturing

We manufacture CNC machined parts to meet your quality needs, and can achieve precise tolerances across our 3-axis, 5-axis, and turning processes.

Industry Leading Experience

Industry expertise

Access a team of manufacturing and engineering experts that care about your project and will work with you from concept to fulfillment.

World Economic Forum

Innovation and agility

Our CNC machining services are powered by innovation: the World Economic Forum has recognized Fast Radius as one of the most innovative factories in the world.

UPS

Global reach

A global network of production partners and logistics hubs ensures the fastest possible shipping times. Our partnership with UPS gives us the power to move products around the world with ease.

Factory of the Future

The factory of the future

The Fast Radius Cloud Manufacturing Platform™ combines digital design technology with the expertise of our team to make your project possible.

Trusted by engineers across the globe

CNC MACHINING

Fast Radius allows our company to seamlessly expand to new models and segments as the market for EV motorcycles grows. With Fast Radius, turning around new designs and prototypes is faster and less expensive than with any other manufacturer. We’re able to outmaneuver large companies and plan for our future without worrying about scaling. We can’t thank Fast Radius enough for their partnership. The quality of the work they’ve done for us is unbelievable.

H. Matthew Chambers CEO and Chairman, Curtiss Motorcycles

CNC MACHINING

The ability to single-source parts through Fast Radius has allowed us to turn up the knob on production because we can always count on getting high-quality parts. Having a partner that we can fully rely on has helped us grow our business without worrying about supply chain disruptions or delays.

Robert Burke Manager, Production and Supply Chain, Advanced Construction Robotics

Get a quote for your CNC machined parts

Quoting is simple with Fast Radius. Learn more about our quoting process.

Learn more about our CNC machining capabilities

Prototyping

Manufacture prototype parts with complex dimensions and angles for a spectrum of industrial end-uses.

Parts production

Apply automated tools and lathes to metal and plastic workpieces to create a variety of shapes and geometries quickly and cost-effectively.

Post-processing and finishing

Customize your CNC machined parts with finishing and post-processing options, including painting, polishing, and plating services.

CNC machining news and industry updates

Find industry news, resources, insight into the CNC machining process, and more, on the Fast Radius blog.

Fast Radius manufacturing capabilities

Fast Radius manufacturing solutions serve the needs of businesses across the industrial landscape. Explore our capabilities:

3D printing

Fast, scalable 3D printing technology for a variety of industrial applications.

Urethane casting

Versatile mold-casting for the production of urethane parts customizable with colors and textures.

Injection molding

Cost-effective plastic injection molding for precision, high-volume production runs.