Frequently Asked Questions

What is CNC Milling?

Answered by Brad Roberson in CNC Milling on Apr 20, 2023.

Common Questions about CNC Milling Services

1. What is CNC milling?

Machine shop milling is machining with rotary cutting tools. The workpiece is stationary, and the cutting tool moves over it, removing material in a cutting fashion. It can make beveled edges, shapes, bore, or remove material from the inside, creating an almost endless amount of possibilities.

CNC milling services use computer numeric control to automate the milling method. The machine runs a program which performs specific tasks and can do so with great accuracy and speed.

2. What is a CNC milling center?

A CNC milling center contains the cutting tools, an area for securing the workpiece, and controls. The process is typically vertical or horizontal, and each method has its advantages.

3. What are the standard tolerances for CNC milling?

Typical tolerances are +/- .005 inches. However, it is possible to mill with tolerances of +/- .0005 inches.

4. Which materials are capable of milling?

Roberson Machine Company can mill steel, aluminum, stainless steel, and many metals, including brass and bronze. We can also mill many plastic materials too.

5. What are the advantages of CNC milling services?

Compared to standard manual milling, computerized milling is faster, more efficient, and more accurate. Thanks to automated technology you can create the same part over and over with no human error of fatigue factors.

6. Which industries benefit from CNC milling?

Our services benefit many companies including oil and gas, medical, and energy industries.

7. How much does CNC milling cost?

It depends on the material and the type of work done. Please visit our quote page or call us directly for a quote on CNC milling services at 1-573-662-4019.


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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