Top Five Industries That Benefit From CNC Machining

Posted by Brad Roberson in CNC Machining and CNC Machining Services on Jul 24, 2020.

While there are many different industries that rely on mass production for their machinery needs, there are certain types that benefit the most from Missouri CNC machining services.

The Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining process creates precise, complex, and custom parts that can be utilized for very specific uses. Not only that, every finished part needs to be identical—whether one or one thousand of them are produced. Mass production from just any company may not be able to deliver that kind of accuracy.

Advantages of CNC machining include:

  • Higher quality end products
  • Decreased development time
  • Precision and consistency
  • Significant cost savings
  • Improved stock management
  • Reduced human error
  • Increased productivity

To learn more about these benefits, read our blog: “What are the Advantages of CNC Machining?”

Thanks to the advancement of both the machines and the computers used, CNC machining services from Roberson Machine Company can help you achieve maximum productivity while maintaining tight tolerances and unmatched quality. If you work in one of the industries below, contact Roberson Machine Company or call 573-646-3996 to see how we can help you.

CNC Machining for the Medical Industry

Precision matters most in cases of life or death such as in the medical field. Any type of machine part failure can increase the margin of error leading to medical misdiagnosis or, worse, putting lives at risk.

Medical facilities not only require precision but—because devices used in the medical field are often disposable to protect patients from infectious diseases—rapid, high-volume orders are required to fulfill needs.

Medical CNC machining can meet and exceed these needs in a variety of parts, including:

  • Medical instruments
  • Surgical implants
  • Orthotic devices
  • Electronic enclosures for monitoring devices
  • Research equipment
  • MRI machines
  • Electrical parts

Plus, CNC equipment can also provide the automated process and tracking reports necessary to meet FDA process approval making it an ideal choice for medical facilities of all kinds.

CNC Machining for Consumer & Commercial Products

Commercial/consumer products not only require repeatability across high-volume runs, but also need the most efficient process in order to keep production costs down.

The flexibility of CNC machining allows for production of a vast spectrum of component sizes and shapes in a wide range of materials. Roberson Machine Company has created commercial/consumer CNC machining parts for:

  • Packaging equipment
  • Outdoor power equipment
  • Cleaning equipment
  • Aftermarket products

One aspect important to the commercial product sector is prototyping. CNC machining allows for rapid prototyping which can reduce time to market which matter most in today’s competitive marketplace. We have the ability to produce small runs efficiently and then scale up easily to high-volume production when ready. Learn more about our prototyping machining capabilities!

CNC Machining for the Oil and Energy Industry

Parts used in the oil and energy industry need to fit precisely together so that failures are avoided. Without a perfect fit, a valve could leak or a cylinder may not fill— all slowing down or even stopping production. Every minute a piece of equipment is down means lost capital. To achieve efficiency in productivity, petrochemical companies need CNC machined components.

CNC operations can produce everything from lightweight pieces to heavy components needed for large machines like pipelines, refineries, and rigs. Examples of petrochemical parts include:

  • Pins
  • Rods
  • Valves
  • Pistons
  • Cylinders
  • Drill bits

Parts used on oil rigs and refineries must work competently the first time and keep operating in any weather condition. The speed at which the petrochemical companies move requires fast turnarounds and high-volume processing of parts. These requirements can only be met through CNC machining services.

CNC Machining for the Aerospace Industry

Those in the aerospace industry are working with multi-million dollar aircrafts that face extreme pressures, fast air currents, and high speeds. Even a small mistake can cause thousands of dollars in damage, which is why precision is key.

CNC machining can make several components used in the aerospace and aviation industry, including:

  • Landing gear parts
  • High tolerance spacers
  • Manifolds
  • Bushings
  • Airfoils
  • Electrical connectors
  • Antennae

These parts must be composed of extremely-durable materials such as titanium, nickel, aluminum, alloy, plastic, and more. The materials used in the CNC machining process will depend on the parts created and the properties desired.

The need for accuracy combined with the necessity of providing parts history for audits makes CNC machining an ideal choice in the aerospace industry.

CNC Machining for Electronics

With the trend toward miniaturization in consumer electronics, components made for these need to be smaller and more powerful while still remaining lightweight. Put simply, the smaller the part, the tighter the tolerance.

CNC machining parts used for electronics can include:

  • Semiconductors
  • Heat sinks
  • Printed circuit boards
  • Hardware
  • Housings
  • Metal slats

When there is little room for error in the micromachining process, turn to CNC machining.

Contact Us For CNC Machining Services in Missouri

Our 20-plus years and counting in the field have given us the chance to learn and adapt to the ever-changing needs of the industries we serve. No matter how big or complex your project may be, you can rely on us to deliver successfully.

Benefiting from a highly-skilled workforce and cutting-edge equipment, we are ideally placed to meet your requirements. To find out more about us, or tell us about your project, call Roberson Machine Company at 573-646-3996


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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