Computer numerical control machining, most commonly referred to simply as CNC machining, makes use of sophisticated computers control tools such as lathes, mills, routers, and grinders to produce highly precise parts and components.
In this process, a custom computer program is created for the specific part to be produced, and the machines are programmed using CNC language, called G-code, which controls specifications such as feed rate, coordination, location, speed, and velocity. CNC machining is suitable for both metal and plastic parts, and offers great versatility for a wide range of applications requiring repetitive, consistent production.
Here at M&P Manufacturing USA, we make use of CNC methods to produce complex precision parts, using nearly two dozen different machining processes. Our customers are found across a diverse range of industries, and we can fulfill even the most complex requests to meet specific application needs.
Operating more than 150 machining and turning centers and adding capacity every year, we’re proud to provide CNC services backed by our complete lineup of secondary operations, finishing options, and mechanical assembly services. In this way, we’re able to see all projects through from start to finish, whether handling a small-run engineering prototype or a multimillion-piece production run.
CNC Capabilities and Applications
M&P offers a range of different CNC machining capabilities, including milling, turning, precision grinding, boring, turning, threading, tapping, thread milling, internal forming, knurling, gear hobbing, broaching, counterboring, countersinking, pocketing, profiling, reaming, parting/cutting, and facing.
Commonly worked metals include alloy steels, aluminum, brass, bronze alloys, carbon steel, copper, iron, stainless steel, and zinc. Commonly used plastic materials include acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), acetal, acrylic, fiberglass-reinforced plastics, nylon, polyethylene, polystyrene, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and Teflon™. CNC can also be used for composite materials, fiberglass, and polyester.
Our expert team routinely machines parts to tolerances as low as 5 microns in mass-production jobs, and we can handle a range of order volumes, whether clients require prototypes, low- or high-volume orders, or blanket orders. Lead times are quoted on a job-to-job basis, but rush orders are available as needed.
Our production facility holds ISO 9001:2008/TS 16949 certification and follows a number of industry standards, including those set forth by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Welding Society (AWS), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Our advanced CNC machining services serve clients across a huge range of industries, from agriculture, automotive, and marine to medical, transportation, and turf and garden. Other common applications include dentistry, energy, firearms, hydraulics, plumbing, and robotics. With a full range of secondary services — including painting, polishing and plating, anodizing, assembly, pressing, and welding — M&P is truly a one-stop shop for all types of machined parts.
M&P’s in-process inspections and quality control procedures give customers peace of mind that all parts will be as high-performing and reliable as possible. From our thorough validation of raw materials to the final pre-ship inspection of finished goods, we keep quality top-of-mind in everything we do.
In fact, we employ nine different inspection processes and tools: coordinate measuring machines (CMMs), inspection gages, inline inspection (ILI), on-stream inspection (OSI), parts sorting, penetrant inspection, video inspection, visual inspection, and third-party inspection. We also invest heavily in comprehensive training programs and cutting-edge equipment to ensure we stay a step ahead in today’s ever-evolving industrial landscape.
To learn more about our CNC machining capabilities, reach out to the experts at M&P today; we’re on hand to answer any questions you may have.