Precision Machining Services Jan 29, 2013

Metal CNC Machining Improves Machined Part Consistency

Manufacturing automation isn't exactly new. In contrary, the history of manufacturing automation goes back as far as the 19th century, when most would probably attribute the start of automation to the era of the automobile and Ford Motor Company.
Metal CNC machining got its beginning back in 1942, when manufacturing engineer John T. Parsons began looking for a more precise parts template by integrating a milling machine with a punch card system in order to create more accurate helicopter rotor blades. 
Metal CNC machining today is a highly automated process that serves to reduce repetitive set-ups, improve consistency for end products and create greater options for manufacturing flexibility.
Precision machining today is also capable of operating on several axes beyond just the X and Y. Contract manufacturers like ALTEK Manufacturing now frequently operate four and five-axis CNC milling machines.
While clearly there are benefits to incorporating metal CNC machining for your next project, whether it be for Aerospace manufacturing or industrial equipment, there are also challenges to ensure the technology's proper use. CNC machines today are quite complex; skilled staff must remain up-to-date on the most recent techniques and operational features in order to properly set up and run machines.
Take advantage of the skilled staff at ALTEK Manufacturing for your next project. Our full-service in-house machining shop is kept running 24 hours a day, providing our customers with the most cost effective production that ensures quick turnaround and improved time to market.
Visit ALTEK's Precision Machining section to learn more about our specific CNC machining services.