Cutting Edge Precision provides a large selection of precision CNC machining services, including milling and turning. As technology advances, we continue to develop new prototypes. This allows thoughts to become a reality. With our world class CAD/CAM software, and state of the art machines, we’re eager to assist in your prototype needs.

What is CNC machining?

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining is a manufacturing method in which computer signals are used to operate machine tools. It's utilized in many sectors, including prototyping and end-use components, across the world.

A 3D design is generated digitally in CAD software, which a computer can translate into a set of G-code commands to the cutting tools. The term "G-code" refers to these instructions. After the G-code is sent to the machine, there is very little need for manual attention since the equipment knows when and where to cut. When compared to conventional machining, which employs manually operated cutting instruments, this results in significant time and expense savings.

The equipment in a milling operation removes existing material rather than adding new material, making it a subtractive process. Unlike additive manufacturing, in which a 3D printer lays down material in layers to create an item, CNC machining uses a formless block known as the "workpiece" to cut sections out of it. Excess material is either thrown away or recycled, leaving behind a completed component.

Is CNC machining good for prototyping?

Although many people believe 3D printing to be the most popular form of rapid prototyping, CNC machining is also an essential technique for producing prototype components. Consider the various forms a prototype may take and why these prototypes are made.
Prototypes come in many different shapes and forms. They may have various purposes at their most basic level. At their most basic level, prototypes function as placeholders or props — loose representations of a future component that are used to exhibit visual information about how the final component will appear or operate.
They may also be used to pitch a new product to potential investors if they are well-designed. Prototypes of this nature might be extremely crucial, but they do not always need to be created with high-end professional equipment; they may also be produced by hand or printed with a low-cost desktop 3D printer.

However, some prototypes are utilized for more than just visual depiction. Companies may need to build engineering or production prototypes at various stages of product development, both of which should be tested before being used in a real-world situation.

While 3D printing may be a fantastic method for creating looks-like prototypes, CNC machining is typically the best choice for these functional prototypes that need strength, structural stability, or other characteristics not available through additive manufacturing. After all, a few end-use components are created with a 3D printer.

3D printing is a useful technique for prototyping because it allows CNC machining to be an excellent choice. The suitability of 3D printing depends on the prototype's purpose. What will the prototype be used for? Will it be made of anything in particular, such as wood or metal?

Rapid Prototype CNC Machining Services in Sacramento & Surrounding Areas

Cutting Edge Precision is a rapid prototype machine shop with immediate quotes. With facilities located in Loomis, CA, Cutting Edge Precision can serve Northern California including Sacramento and surrounding areas, with fast delivery on parts big and small. Cutting Edge Precision's machining service allow us to machine parts with ease and affordability. Cutting Edge Precision offers a broad scope of precision CNC machining capabilities.

Quality. Precision. Affordable CNC Machining at Any Volume

Small radius cuts and high quality are both possible with our advanced CNC machines. The following are a few things that make machining parts more manageable for any project: chamfered edges, multi-radius curves, and tapped holes. We take pleasure in producing high-quality, low-cost manufactured machined parts.

Advantages of CNC Machining Services

We provide CNC machining services that can assist with product design and development, making it an ideal option not only for rapid prototyping but also for volume production. Here are some things to think about.

  • Highly accurate and repeatable process
  • Ideal for complex geometries
  • Flexibility
  • Many different types of substrates can be used with it.
  • 1 to 100,000 scalable volumes
  • Tooling and preparation expenses are kept to a minimum.
  • Turnaround time is quick.
  • Full-strength components can be immediately put into use.
  • A finer surface finish offers a more refined look
  • Customizable quickly and simply

CNC Machining Raw Materials

We use a variety of plastic and metal alloy materials. Our standard inventory includes these materials, which can be obtained from reputable suppliers that have been thoroughly investigated and approved by us. In addition, we may provide specialized supplies such as super hard alloys; simply speak with our engineers to discover how we can meet your requirements.

Why Choose Cutting Edge Precision for CNC Machining & Prototyping Services?

Cutting Edge Precision provides unrivaled CNC machining services. Here are some of the benefits we offer to every customer on every job, regardless of size.

Industry-Leading CNC Manufacturing Equipment and Materials

Up to 4-axis CNC machining centers can turn and mill a variety of polymeric, as well as metal alloy materials, such as aluminum, brass, nickel, and steel. We utilize Fusion 360 and can import .IGES and .STEP files.

A Track Record of Success

We may speak about our team's experience and performance at length, but one of the most effective methods to demonstrate the excellence of our CNC machining solutions. We cover the whole process, from product design to material selection to prototyping through production.

Complete Line of Finishing Services

Before they can be utilized, CNC machined components often require some form of post-finishing. We provide every surface treatment you'll need to produce a high-quality finished component, from bead blasting to polishing to anodizing to plating.

Every CNC Machining Project Has an Intelligent Pricing Structure

We appreciate your time and money. We never ask for a minimum order quantity or dollar value, allowing you to plan your work when it's convenient for you. We can generate precise quotations without the need for guesswork.

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