# CNC PROCESSES

CNC Milling Services

XT's 3 axis and full 5-axis milling centres, advanced quality assurance system, together with our highly experienced team of professionals, are ready to take on all kinds challenging machining jobs for you. Upload your CAD files and get instant quote within seconds.

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Custom CNC Milling

Our Service

Let us bring your product design or idea to life with our top-tier Custom CNC milling services. We offer Custom CNC milling services for pretty much any design and for a broad range of metals and plastics. Using our state-of-the-art multi-axis milling machines, our team of highly qualified engineers and machinists get your products done right the first time. We also have a dedicated quality control team that tests and ensures that all CNC machined parts meet our customers’ requirements and the required standards and regulations. Our CNC milling services complement our many other manufacturing and finishing capabilities, providing you with an all-encompassing and satisfactory solution for your product development project.

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Our Factory Division

Our Production Milling Division has the equipment, staff, software and automation to produce your parts quickly and consistently. We offer 3-axis, 4-axis and simultaneous 5-axis machining to mass produce milled parts of any complexity or material. Our 40+ milling machines, including 3-axis, 4-axis and 5-axis CNC milling centers, are capable of producing rapid prototypes and low-volume precision parts with highly functional and complex geometries. CNC milling is ideal for creating parts with flat and jagged geometries such as slots and grooves, as well as post-machining to add detail to turned, 3D printed or molded parts.
We specialize in producing functional parts such as brackets, gears, fittings, housings, molds, engine parts, medical devices, punches and dies, making them ideal for many industries.

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CNC Milling Processes

3-Axis & 5-Axis Milling •Surface finishing •Lead times from 5 days

3-Axis CNC milling

The most widely used type of CNC milling machine.The full use of the X,Y, and Z directions makes a 3 Axis CNC mill useful for a wide variety of work.

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4-Axis CNC machining

This type of router allows the machine to rotate on a vertical axis, moving the workpiece to introduce more continuous machining.

These machines have three traditional axes as well as two additional rotary axes. A 5-axis CNC router is, therefore, able to machine 5 sides of a workpiece at in one machine without having to remove the workpiece and reset.

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CNC Milling Capabilities

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CNC Milling Capabilities  
Maximum Part Size 1000mm * 1000mm * 600mm
Standard Lead Time 4 Business Days
Tolerance

Milling Only: Up to ± 0.025mm

With Wire Cutting or EDM: Up to 0.002mm

* For expedited lead times or parts that exceed the maximum part size contact Info@xtmade.com.

CNC Milling Materials

We stock more than 30 production-grade plastic and metal materials that are suitable for various part applications and industries.

  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Stainless Steel
  • Alloy Steel
  • Steel Mild Low Carbon
  • Titanium
  • ABS
  • Acetal
  • Acrylic
  • CPVC
  • DELRIN
  • HDPE
  • Metal detectable
  • Nylon
  • PEEK
  • PET
  • PETG
  • PFA
  • Phenolic
  • Polycarbonate
  • Polypropylene
  • PPS
  • PTFE
  • PVC
  • PPE (Tecanyl MT)
  • Polystyrene
  • Rulon
  • UHMW
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Finishing options

Besides our standard high-quality deburred finish, we offer more options in-house and through trusted vendors:

  • Zinc plating
  • Chrome plating
  • Nickel plating
  • Black oxide
  • Anodizing
  • Electropolish
  • Food grade polishing
  • Tumbling
  • Bead-blasting (for small parts)
  • Sand-blasting (for small parts)

What is CNC Milling?

CNC Milling is an automated machining process used to manufacture 2D and 3D cnc parts by removing material from raw stock. Workshops use CNC milling machines to save time and improve manufacturing productivity.

To make a CNC milled part, a block or sheet is placed on a table below a spindle which holds a cutting tool. A computer selects the tool used, the rotation speed, the vertical motion of the spindle and the horizontal motion of the table. This allows loaded cutters such as drills, taps and end mills to remove portions of the material to create shapes.

Differences Between CNC Milling and Turning

There are distinct differences between CNC turning and CNC milling. CNC milling uses a moving tool along a stationary workpiece to remove raw material. During CNC turning, the workpiece rotates while a cutting tool moves along the material to create a shape. CNC turning is good for projects that require cylindrical parts. CNC milling should be used for parts that do not require a cylindrical shape and may be used as a secondary finish to add definition. Complex parts that require prismatic and cylindrical features may use a combination of milling and turning.

Types of CNC Milling Operations

Milling is a versatile process capable of producing a variety of part designs and features, such as pockets, threads, chamfers, and slots. Common CNC milling operations include:

Face Milling

In face milling operations, the CNC cutting tool’s axis of rotation runs perpendicularly to the workpiece surface. Specially designed face milling cutters consist of teeth on the face along with peripheral teeth, which can cut flat surfaces and contours with a high quality finish. Horizontal and vertical CNC milling machines are compatible with face milling operations.

Plain Milling

Also referred to as slab or surface milling, plain milling entails running the CNC cutting tool’s axis of rotation parallel to the workpiece surface. Teeth run along the periphery of plain milling cutters, with both wide and narrow cutters used based on the application’s needs. While wide cutters can cut larger surfaces, narrow cutters facilitate deeper cutting.

Form Milling

Form milling entails cutting irregular outlines, surfaces, and contours, and is often used for both flat and curved surfaces. These operations use specially formed milling cutters or fly cutters that can produce unique shapes, including concave and convex surfaces. Form milling is frequently used to produce semi-circular and hemispherical surfaces for complex part designs

Angular Milling

Angular milling, or angle milling, runs the axis of rotation at an angle that’s relative to that of the workpiece surface. Single-angle milling cutters are used for angular milling. These cutters are capable of producing grooves, chamfers, and serrations, along with other angular features.

Industries Served

We have a team of highly knowledgeable and skilled staff, which is always ready to help you with your requirements. We have the capability to cater to the needs of various industries, which include:

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Automotive Industry

Automotive grade certified precision parts.
Aerospace Industry 350

Aerospace Industry

Precision manufacturing boosts aerospace development.
Consumer Products 350

Consumer Goods

First choice for new product launches.
Medical Devices 350

Medical Industry

Medical grade certified precision parts.
Energy 350

New Energy Industry

Possess the ability to produce energy industry components on a large scale and efficiently.
Industrial Machinery 350

Industrial Machinery

Multiple material choices make industrial parts more competitive.

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Working with precision CNC machine shops, XTmade is trusted by some of the most well-known and influential companies in the aerospace industry, Fortune 500 companies, and other specialized industries. Contact us or start your project today.

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