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How do you Design Parts for CNC Machining?

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How do you Design Parts for CNC Machining?

CNC machining comes with a lot of potential these days, thanks to the advancements of modern technology and industry evolution. But to really make the most of it, it’s important to take the time to invest energy and time into understanding all the design principles that come with this process. It can be challenging, so allocating time to specifically learn this art-form is the perfect way to progress.

In this post, we’ll go through a few details needed to develop your design skills for CNC machining.

The process

These kinds of machines use a very precise way of maintaining accuracy and need to create tight tolerances. But because of these capabilities, it’s perfect for jobs that need high-volume production and even single-batch jobs. It’s even the most cost-effective way to create prototypes out of metal – when compared to alternatives like 3D printing.

However, it’s important to note that the process will vary from one design to another, depending on the complexity or depth of the project itself.

The restrictions

Machining with this kind of equipment comes with plenty of flexibility but there are also a fair share of restrictions to work around as well. These can even hinder the basic mechanics when it comes to the cutting technique, or the way you use the tool overall.

Mostly, the shape of these drills is cylindrical and also has a limited length for cutting. This means there’s always a radius to keep in mind – which can impact the result if you’re working with smaller pieces.

Beyond this, tool access can be tricky, so it’s always recommended you use a professional to complete your CNC machining needs properly – like our team. This ensures your end-product is produced through the best possible method, using top-tier technology to do so.

Creating different designs

It’s important to note that to make designs of certain thicknesses or diameters, you need to adjust the tool to cater to these specifications.

For example, deep cavities and pockets require a width that’s x4 in measurement. This ensures accurate results. However, if you need a deeper pocket, mill tolls need to be adjusted to fulfill these needs.

This is where it becomes challenging to determine, and an expert that’s highly trained in the field is better equipped to navigate all of these specifications. At KNS, we work with your brief to ensure all of these measurements are ticked off, adjusting our equipment to best suit the requirements.

If you’re not sure how to get started with this technique, or if you’re not sure if CNC Machining is the right option for your project, get in touch with us on (03) 9706 4808 now. We’re always more than happy to offer guidance or answer any questions.