Machined Parts Durham, NC
Machined Parts Durham, NC. From tiny metal fasteners used on the motherboard of your computer to aircraft engine components, machined parts are everywhere around you in Durham, NC. Roberson Machine Company has produced all sorts of machined parts using our proven process of CNC machining.
Machined parts are more than simply objects built using our machinery. They are parts constructed using our cutting machines, like our CNC lathes and mills. Machined parts can be metal, plastic, or occasionally even some other materials, but they must be made from a workpiece that can be cut without excessively altering its form. Machined parts come from a tried-and-tested manufacturing method that we have utilized as an industry standard for decades. Regardless of your Durham, NC company’s industry, or in which piece of equipment your machined parts are being utilized, they meet all industry-specific certifications and standards. We guarantee it.
Roberson Machine Company is a custom manufacturer of precision CNC machined parts. We make it simple to get the custom machined parts you need in Durham, NC. Call us now at 573-646-3996 or contact us online.
What Materials Can Be Used For Machined Parts For My Durham, NC Company?
Machined parts can be made from a variety of materials, including metals and plastics. However, some materials are easier to machine than others. Extremely hard materials are difficult to puncture with a cutting tool and may cause the tool to shake or vibrate more, thus likely reducing quality. Extremely soft materials, as well as materials with a low melting point, may become damaged once coming into contact with the cutting tool. Some of our most common machined part materials are listed below. As always, we’d be open to a conversation involving machining parts with other materials. Just call us at 573-646-3996 or reach out to us online.
- Metals: Aluminum (6061, 7075, 7050 or “aa7050 alloy”), Stainless Steel (303, 304), Magnesium, Titanium, Zinc, Brass, Bronze, Copper
- Plastics: ABS, PC, <a href="PC-ABS, PP, PS, POM, PMMA, PAGF30, PCGF30, Teflon, DHPE, HDPE, PPS, PEEK
What Are the Applications of Machined Parts For My Company in Durham, NC?
Machined parts are used in virtually all kinds of businesses, throughout every industry – from medical devices to consumer goods. Some typical machined parts used in a variety of industries include:
- Valve bodies
- Ball joints
If your Durham, NC business is scoping out a production run of machined parts, give Roberson Machine Company a call at 573-646-3996 or fill out our online request-a-quote tool.
In addition to our machined parts for your company in Durham, NC, Roberson Machine Company provides the following for our Durham, NC clients:
- Aluminum Fabrication
- Machine Shop
- Aluminum Parts Manufacturer
- CNC Services
- Component Manufacturing
- 3D Printing Services
- OEM Automotive
- Medical Device Manufacturing
- Contract Manufacturing Companies
What Are the Advantages of Machined Parts in Durham, NC?
Machined parts from Roberson Machine Company offer certain benefits that might not be possible with 3D printed parts or even injection molded parts in Durham, NC. Some of the principal advantages for your Durham, NC company include:
Machined parts can be cut to an exceptionally high quality, based primarily on your Durham, NC company’s tolerances and specifications. This means our CNC machinists can take extra time on tight-tolerance parts and individual aspects to guarantee the finest quality.
Machined parts can be produced faster than pieces made via other manufacturing processes like Durham, NC molding. This is mainly because of to the lack of labor-intensive tooling, therefore having the ability to bank more on the CAD and CAM software our machinists use with the CNC machines. But the manufacturing procedure itself is also highly effective and efficient – some of our CNC machines have rapid rates of up to 45 yards per minute, although we don’t machine parts at those speeds. The speed of our CNC machines, along with the one-step nature of machining combine to make machined parts some of the fastest to produce, diminishing lead times for practical rapid prototyping and shorter time-to-market.
Machined parts can have a wide variety of sizes and shapes. This is because CNC machines are not subjected to the same restrictions of molding, like tapering and thin walls. Machined parts can be thick and robust, yet their features can be fine and detailed. Although machined parts have some restrictions when it comes to, for example, deep channels and internal sections, machining remains the most geometrically flexible manufacturing procedure for your Durham, NC production run.
Due to the fact that CNC machined parts are produced from digital CAD files, it’s possible to make alterations throughout the machining process, up until the final moment. This is extremely useful throughout our research and experimental development and prototyping stages, when your staff or our engineers may look to make slight, fractional adjustments or refinements to the machined part or develop numerous versions. It also lessens the possibility of waste, as erroneous parts are far less likely to come off the machines.
Machined parts are cut from solid pieces of material known as blanks, which have usually been cast or extruded. This makes them foundationally solid compared to, for example, 3D printed pieces, which can be predominantly weaker along one axis, where one layer is built on top of the next.
While molding parts deals with surface quality issues like flow lines, jetting, and flash at the parting line, machined parts entirely circumvent them. With a small amount of post-processing, which is achieved in our value-added services, machined parts can be brought to a high standard in terms of surface finish. Machining also gives a far superior surface finish to 3D printing, even prior to any secondary service has been started by our machinists. 3D printing leaves noticeable layer lines on the surface of the part, which then must be smoothed over via sanding or chemical treatment. Machined parts don’t produce these layer lines.
No Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ)
Machined parts are cost-effective and available in small quantities or even one-off parts due to the fact that they are cut directly from a blank workpiece. For molded parts, it is necessary to fabricate metal tooling – a process that seems endless and can be costly. However, machining with Roberson Machine Company is unique in providing high-quality parts with no MOQ, making it convenient for smaller businesses in Durham, NC, small production runs, and prototyping.
Give us a call today for more information regarding machined parts and our CNC capabilities for your Durham, NC project at 573-646-3996 or contact us online.
What CNC Machinery is Necessary to Make Machined Parts For My Company in Durham, NC?
The Roberson Machine Company facility is fully stocked with high-end CNC machinery capable of manufacturing precisely machined parts in a fraction of the time compared to our competitors. Our full range of equipment includes:
- CNC Horizontal Mills
- CNC Vertical Mills
- CNC Horizontal Lathes
All mills use rotary cutting to remove materials from a workpiece, but our CNC mills combine the cutting procedure with cutting-edge computer control to permit precise and rapid manufacturing. Our horizontal CNC mills accurately and quickly cut your component material to the tightest of tolerances. Our CNC horizontal milling services revolve around state-of-the-art 3 axis, 4 axis, and 5 axis machines.
Vertical CNC mills feature spindles that are perpendicular to the ground, making them ideal for projects requiring large production runs of moderately intricate parts. Although horizontal mills are more beneficial in difficult milling projects, vertical mills are capable of a wide variety of designs for your business’s project in Durham, NC.
As opposed to mills, which rely on spinning of the cutting tool, lathes instead rotate the workpiece as material is removed. Compared to manual lathes, which need a degree of expertise to operate, CNC lathes drastically lessen the amount of labor and the probability of human error. These benefits translate into marked decreases in cost and defect rates for your Durham, NC company.
Connect With a Leader in Custom Machined Parts For Your Durham, NC Company | Roberson Machine Company
From production to prototypes, and each phase in between, Roberson Machine Company optimizes your whole Durham, NC production workflow with our CNC machines and services. We are truly your one-stop shop, your single-source manufacturer, for everything when it comes to CNC machined parts. Our dedicated leadership team, along with our skilled and knowledgeable machinists are all-in in supporting you, your project, and your success in Durham, NC.
Give us a call today for more information regarding our machined parts manufacturing and services at 573-646-3996 or contact us online.