Machined Parts Seattle, WA
Machined Parts Seattle, WA. From tiny metal fasteners used on the motherboard of your computer to aircraft engine components, machined parts are everywhere in Seattle, WA. 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 utilizing our machinery. They are parts fabricated using our cutting machines, like our CNC mills and lathes. Machined parts can be plastic, metal, or even some other materials on occasion, but they must come from a workpiece that can be cut without excessively deforming. Machined parts come from a tried-and-tested manufacturing technique that we have used as an industry standard for decades. Regardless of your Seattle, WA company’s industry, or in which component 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 easy to get the custom machined parts you need precisely when you need them in Seattle, WA. Call us today at 573-646-3996 or reach out to us online.
What Materials Can Be Used For Machined Parts For My Seattle, WA Company?
Machined parts can be made from many different materials, including metals and plastics. Yet, some materials are easier to machine than others. Exceptionally hard materials are especially difficult to penetrate with a cutting tool, perhaps causing 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 upon contact with the cutting tool. Some of our most common machined part materials are listed below. As always, we are available to discussing the possibility of machining parts with other materials. Just call us at 573-646-3996 or contact 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 Best Ways For My Seattle, WA Company to Use Machined Parts?
Machined parts are utilized in essentially all types of businesses, throughout every industry – from medical devices to consumer goods. Some typical machined parts used in a variety of industries are:
- Valve bodies
- Ball joints
In addition to our machined parts for your business in Seattle, WA, Roberson Machine Company provides the following for our Seattle, WA clients:
- Precision Manufacturing
- Aerospace Machining
- Machined Plastic Parts
- CNC Companies
- Steel Machining
- Aluminum Fabrication
- Machine Shop
- Aluminum Parts Manufacturer
- CNC Services
What Are the Advantages of Machined Parts in Seattle, WA?
Machined parts from Roberson Machine Company offer certain advantages that may not be possible with injection molded parts or even 3D printed parts in Seattle, WA. Some of the pivotal advantages in Seattle, WA include:
Machined parts can be built to an exceptionally high standard, based entirely on your Seattle, WA company’s specifications and tolerances. This means our CNC machinists can take a little extra time on tight-tolerance pieces and individual aspects to ensure the best quality.
Machined parts can be manufactured faster than pieces made via other manufacturing processes like Seattle, WA molding. This is mainly due to the lack of labor-intensive tooling, therefore having the ability to rely more on the CAD and CAM software our machinists input into the CNC machines. But the manufacturing process itself is also highly efficient – some of our CNC machines have rapid rates of nearly 45 yards per minute, even though we don’t manufacture machined parts at those speeds. The speed and accuracy 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 shorter time-to-market and practical rapid prototyping.
Machined parts can have a wide variety of sizes and shapes. This is because CNC machines aren’t subject to the same restrictions of molding, like thin walls and tapering. Machined parts can be robust and thick, yet their features can be fine and detailed. Despite machined parts having some limitations when it comes to, for example, internal sections and deep channels, machining remains the most geometrically flexible production process for your Seattle, WA production run.
Because CNC machined parts are manufactured from digital CAD files, it is possible to make alterations throughout the machining process, up until the final moment. This is extremely favorable during prototyping and our research and experimental development phases, when your staff or our engineers may look to make fractional adjustments or refinements to the machined part or create multiple versions. It also lessens the possibility of waste, as defective parts are far less likely to come off the machines.
Machined parts are cut from solid pieces of material known as blanks, which have typically been extruded or cast. This makes them foundationally strong in comparison to, for example, 3D printed parts, which can be predominantly flimsier along one axis, where one layer is added atop 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 moderate amount of post-processing, which is attained in our value-added services, machined parts can be brought to an extremely high standard regarding surface finish. Machining also gives a better surface finish to 3D printing, even before any secondary service has been started by our machinists. 3D printing can leave visible layer lines on the surface of the part, which must be smoothed over through chemical treatment or sanding. Machined parts do not 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. It is a requirement when molding parts that you fabricate metal tooling – a process that seems endless and can be costly. However, machining with Roberson Machine Company is unique in offering top-quality parts with no MOQ, making it suitable for smaller companies in Seattle, WA, small production runs, and prototyping.
What CNC Machinery is Necessary to Make Machined Parts For My Company in Seattle, WA?
The Roberson Machine Company facility is fully stocked with high-end CNC machinery capable of manufacturing accurately machined parts in a fraction of the time as 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 the latest computer control to allow for rapid and precise manufacturing. Our horizontal CNC mills accurately and quickly shape your component material to tight tolerances. Our CNC horizontal milling services revolve around modern 3 axis, 4 axis, and 5 axis machines.
Vertical CNC mills feature spindles that are perpendicular to the ground, making them ideal for jobs requiring large production runs of moderately complex parts. While horizontal mills are more beneficial in complicated milling jobs, vertical mills are capable of an array of designs for your company’s project in Seattle, WA.
As opposed to mills, which bank on rotation of the cutting tool, lathes instead rotate the workpiece as material is subtracted. Compared to manual lathes, which call for a degree of expertise to operate, CNC lathes drastically reduce the amount of labor and the probability of human error. These benefits translate into decreases in cost and defect rates for your Seattle, WA company.
Connect With a Leader in Custom Machined Parts For Your Company in Seattle, WA | Roberson Machine Company
From prototypes to production, and every phase in between, Roberson Machine Company optimizes your whole Seattle, WA 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 devoted leadership teamand talented and knowledgeable machinists are passionate about supporting you, your project, and your success in Seattle, WA.