CNC machined parts

Manufacture CNC parts quickly and cost-effectively from a variety of industrial-grade metals and plastics.

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CNC machining involves the application of computer-controlled cutting tools to blank workpieces to create new parts with automated speed and precision. From prototyping to full production runs, our CNC milling and turning processes use drills, end mills, and lathes to achieve complex geometries and angles, and are easily scalable for high volume manufacturing requirements.

 

Manufacturing CNC parts with Fast Radius is simple. Upload your CAD file to our Cloud Manufacturing Platform™ and then work with us to optimize your part and choose the right tooling, material, and finishing options. When your project is ready, we’ll manufacture your parts and deliver them to you.

 

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Our CNC machining technologies

Our CNC machining capabilities include automated milling and turning services:

Milling

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

Turning

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

Cost-effective and fast to produce, CNC machined parts serve a spectrum of industrial applications:

Complex dimensions

Manufacture parts with complicated cuts and angles using precision cutting, drilling, and turning tools. CNC machining is ideal for creating parts with features located along or around axes, or with radial holes, grooves, and slots.

Niche manufacturing

CNC machining is capable of producing a range of niche or specialized metal and plastic parts, including oblong and cylindrical shapes, or complex parts that need to be cut from multiple axes.

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Automotive and aerospace

CNC machining is ideal for creating high tolerance parts to exacting certification standards, for end-use in the automotive and aerospace industries.

Hybrid manufacturing

CNC machining is not just a process for metals: molded and 3D printed parts can also be machined for use in complex assemblies or hybrid manufacturing projects.

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Why choose CNC machining for your parts?

Efficiency and repeatability

We can manufacture your CNC machining project with automated speed and efficiency, and repeat the process across batches of thousands of parts.

Consistent tolerances

Execute parts production with precision, holding exceptionally tight tolerances across high volume runs.

Scalability

CNC milling and turning processes can be scaled up quickly and cost-effectively to meet high volume production requirements and changing market demands.

Customization

Your CNC parts can be machined in a wide variety of metals and plastics, and then customized with finishing and post processing options to suit their end-uses.

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Design considerations

Optimize your CNC machined parts with the following design considerations, and choose from a range of finishing and post-processing options:

General process information

3-Axis Milling

5-Axis Milling

Turning

Max. Part size
  • 1800 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 size

  • 12.7 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 size
  • Ø 1 mm
  • Ø 0.039 in
  • Ø 1 mm
  • Ø 0.039 in
  • Ø 1 mm
  • Ø 0.039 in
Standard tolerance
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

Metals

  • +/-0.13 mm
  • +/-0.005 in

 

Plastics

  • +/- 0.20 mm
  • +/- 0.008 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

CNC machining materials

Plastic
  • ABS
  • Nylon 6
  • Acetal (Delrin)
  • Polycarbonate
  • PVC
  • HDPE
  • PTFE (Teflon)
  • PEEK
  • Nylon 30%GF
  • UHMW
Aluminum
  • 2024
  • 6061
  • 6082
  • 7050
  • 7075
Stainless Steel
  • 303
  • 304
  • 316
  • 17-4
  • 420

Other Steel

  • Mid steel
  • Alloy steel
  • Tool steel

Other Metal

  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Titanium
  • Contact us for additional metal machining options

Finishing and post-processing options

As machined (standard)


Anodizing

 

Powder coating

Bead blasting


Brushing

 

Painting

Polishing


Screen printing

 

Engraving

Heat treating


Passivating

 

Plating

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Why choose Fast Radius for CNC machining parts?

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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 expertise

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

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.
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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.

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Fast Radius manufacturing capabilities

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

CNC Machining

Automated CNC turning and 3-axis and 5-axis milling, using rotating drills, end mills, and lathes.

3D Printing

Fast, scalable, and cost-effective 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.

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