Frequently Asked Questions

What is Aluminum Machining?

Answered by Brad Roberson in Aluminum Machining on Apr 20, 2023.

Aluminum Machining Questions and Answers

1. What is aluminum machining?

Machining includes milling, lathe work, boring, and other ways to shape or cut materials. Aluminum machining works with aluminum alloys to give you parts which are not only lighter than steel but have a high resistance to corrosion.

2. What does an aluminum machining center do?

An aluminum machining center is specifically designed to work with aluminum alloys. Aluminum can be challenging to machine, and it takes special cutting tools, cooling systems, and methods for eliminating chip buildup to.

3. What size capabilities do you offer for aluminum machining work?

We can machine aluminum alloys in sizes up to 10 inch round by 4 foot long in our CNC lathe and up to 50” X 20” X 20” in our CNC mills )

4. What kind of tolerances can be expected?

Expect tolerances as tight as +/- .0005.

5. What are the advantages of aluminum machining services?

When you use a trusted machining service like Roberson Machine Company, you enjoy the most cost-effective services along with the quality you expect. Since we also offer multi-axis machining, we can give you custom parts with fast lead times.

6. Which industries benefit from aluminum machining?

We do work for the robotics and medical equipment industries.

7. How much does aluminum machining cost?

Costs vary according to project and complexity of the work. Call us today at 1-573-646-3996, and we can talk about your needs and give you an estimate of your costs. You can also visit our website and request a quote online.


Brad Roberson / 

Brad Roberson is one of the owners of Roberson Machine Company. Please feel free to contact us to receive a quote or ask any questions you may have.

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