Machining Concepts is a leading provider of precision machining services for numerous industrial applications, including machining aluminum. With a state-of-the-art facility, cutting-edge equipment, and a team of skilled machinists, we can handle complex machining projects of any size and complexity. Aluminum machining requires specific expertise, and we have vast experience and understand the unique properties of this material. We use the latest machining techniques and cutting tools to achieve optimal results while minimizing tool deflection and wear to achieve the required surface finishes.
One of the key advantages of using Machining Concepts for aluminum machining is our commitment to quality and precision. We follow strict quality control procedures throughout the machining process to ensure that the final product meets or exceeds your expectations – inspecting the raw material before machining, monitoring the machining process to ensure the correct parameters are maintained, and verifying the finished product to ensure it meets all specifications.
Material Types: bar stock, castings, forgings, tubing, and billets
Material Characteristics: aluminum is a popular material for machining due to its excellent machining characteristics. Its high strength-to-weight ratio makes it an ideal choice for lightweight components in the aerospace and automotive industries. Aluminum can be machined at high speeds due to its low density, reducing cutting forces and extending tool life, allowing for faster feed rates and higher material removal rates. When machining, it is essential to choose the right cutting tools for aluminum. An increased number of flutes are preferred as they provide better chip clearance, preventing chip clogging and improving surface finishes. Cutting tools with a higher helix angle can also be beneficial. Feeds and speeds are typically higher than those for other materials, focusing on high cutting speeds and increased depths of cut. The specific feed and speed rates will depend on the aluminum alloy, as different types of aluminum have varying machinability properties.
Machining Services: Engineering, CNC Swiss Machining, Horizontal Milling, Vertical Aluminum Milling, Mill Turns, Horizontal Turning, Production, CMM Inspection, and Extensive Special Machining Processes
Industries: aerospace, automotive, electrical component, medical device, military, off-road vehicles, and general industrial markets
Other Machining Materials: A2 tool steel, aluminum, brass, copper, gray-iron castings, Inconel, maraging steel, Nitronic 60, stainless steel, steel, titanium, and medical plastics