In many ways, multi-axis CNC machining services have become the industry standard for manufacturing highly complex components that require precision tolerances. Compared to manual machining processes, which often require numerous difficult setups along with skilled, intensive manual labor, our 3-axis CNC machines offer much greater flexibility to tackle intricate part designs as quickly and accurately as possible. In fact, we’re often able to automate the entire manufacturing process within a single machine cycle.
While we specialize in plastic injection molding combined with 3D printing solutions, Elite Mold & Engineering also utilizes 3-axis CNC machines to provide low-volume custom machining services. Our in-house CNC machining department rounds out our capabilities as a single-source American manufacturer, helping us to streamline a wider range of projects within our facility right here in Shelby Township, Michigan.
High Precision and High Complexity
To put it simply, 3-axis CNC machining provides three planes of movement for the cutting tool to travel within relative to the workpiece. That means the tooling can be precisely positioned at different angles to produce complex shapes, contours, and intricate machining features – all without having to stop and reposition the workpiece.
Rapid Response and Quick Turnaround
Our ability to produce custom parts in a single machining cycle, combined with the reduced setup steps and workpiece handling, help us minimize our lead times and minimize turnaround for many projects. This is especially true for complex parts that would otherwise require numerous secondary operations – such as drilling, polishing, or deburring.
While other injection molding companies might have to contract out all custom machining projects, or send you off seeking a secondary provider, Elite Mold & Engineering provides streamlined in-house CNC machining services backed by our industry-leading expertise and experience.
A Highly Efficient Rapid Prototyping Solution
The quick turnaround afforded to us through 3-axis CNC machining is also ideal for rapid prototyping projects. Combined with our quick-turnaround 3D printing services for plastic prototypes, our custom machining capabilities give us even more flexibility to rapidly prototype complex metal parts or custom machined plastics.
Quality American CNC Machining Services for Prototype and Low-Volume Projects
Elite Mold and Engineering provides all of the custom manufacturing services required to produce your complex products as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. Our in-house capabilities range from state-of-the-art injection molding and 3D printed plastics to 3-axis CNC machining solutions for high-precision products. An ISO 9001:2015 registered American manufacturer, our company is committed to delivering superior quality and consistency with every project.