Production Machining and Milling. If you have a particular part or piece of material that needs to be refined or milled, or have a design concept kicking around in your head that is begging for a captive audience and a practical work plan, Roberson Machine Company has the skill, experience, and machinery to get the job done.
Using CNC (computer numerical control) our skilled machinists operate our production machines by programming tool paths based on the geometry of the final part. The final part is based on a Cartesian coordinate design from a CAD (computer aided design) model. Using CNC for our production machining and milling allows Roberson Machine Company to ensure that our capacities are customizable and adaptable based on the project.
Our CNC machines can cut almost any metal alloy, rigid plastic, wood, glass, foam, and other composite materials with high precision, accuracy, and repeatability — easily turning out thousands of components that are identical — making CNC production machining and milling parts suitable for the following industries:
- Consumer & Commercial
- Food and Beverage
- Medical Devices
- Oil and Energy
Production Machining and Milling: What is Milling?
Milling is the most common type of CNC machining. It is a versatile production machining process that can perform many different types of cuts on a workpiece. In the production machining and milling process, a CNC milling machine uses a rotating cylindrical cutter to move along multiple axes and create slots, holes, and details in material to turn it into a mechanical part, vehicle, or other finished product. The CNC milling machines used in our production machining and milling process operate on multi axis range of motion, as well as right angle capabilities, to help you get rapidly created designs, parts, and products out the door. Call us with any questions about the CNC milling process at 573-646-3996 or contact us online.
The CNC milling machines we use in our facilities are:
- 2 axis machines for production machining and milling can cut holes and slots in the x- and z-axes (horizontal and vertical) and only in one direction.
- 3 axis machines for production machining and milling add the y-axis. This is our most common milling machine. It cuts vertically and in any direction, but a circular or spherical object will need to be done one half at a time because it’s not possible to cut from below.
- 4 axis machines for production machining and milling add the ability to rotate the x-axis, similar to our lathes.
- 5 axis machines for production machining and milling add the ability to rotate both the x- and y-axes. This is our most complete milling machine, allowing us to shape virtually anything.
Production Machining and Milling: What Are CNC Milling Machines Used For?
CNC milling machines are particularly useful in three production machining and milling scenarios:
- Drilled Holes
Drilling creates a hole and tapping adds threads. Drilling focuses on both the diameter and depth of the hole, measurements that are useful further along in the production machining and milling run. Through and tapped holes are the most common way to assemble parts.
- Bored Holes
Enlarging an existing hole using a drill and boring bar with a cutting tool forms a precise inner cavity within a workpiece, also useful further along in the production run. Boring allows parts to be assembled properly and tightly, achieving precisely tight tolerances for diameter.
- Flat Surfaces
CNC face milling puts flat surfaces on a workpiece, creating a finished sealing surface so flat that potential leak issues are nearly eliminated.
The Roberson Machine Company CNC milling machines, just like our other CNC machines, operate on tight tolerances. For longer production machining and milling runs, we set most of our CNC machines on a 0.005” tolerance or rely on changing the machine if we run a tighter tolerance. On shorter runs, our CNC machines can cut as precise as 0.001,” or about a fourth of the width of a human hair.
Production Machining and Milling: What Are Some Other Uses of CNC Milling Machines?
While we use CNC milling machines for customers in the previously mentioned industries, they can also be useful for shorter production machining and milling runs in the following categories:
- Prototyping and modeling
- Aluminum machining
As a leading provider of production machining and milling services with over 20 years of experience, we have a good understanding of what our customers need for sustainable success. We work hard to provide the best service for our customers within a moment’s notice. We have the capability to consistently meet your production machining and milling targets and requirements, on time and within budget. Call us at 573-646-3996 or contact us.
Your Production Machining and Milling Specialists | Roberson Machine Company
Roberson Machine Company is your one-stop shop for all of your production machining and milling needs. Our supervisors and machinists utilize their years of combined experience to complete each customer project from conception to prototyping to shipping it directly to you in the most efficient manner. Having this hands-on, practical experience allows us to improve the bottom line, beat out our competition, and pass the savings on to you.
We are ideally situated in a central location — on our own land and in our own buildings — for fast delivery times and access to major markets. Our recently expanded production machining and milling facility and our CNC machines are just a phone call away, at 573-646-3996, from helping you with your current project. We utilize our production machining and milling shop and have been producing top-notch documentation and processes for all of your production needs. Call us today at 573-646-3996 or contact us.