Screwmatics of South Carolina is committed to providing our clients with high-quality, made-to-order machined components. We combine advanced CNC milling and turning technology with an experienced engineering team to ensure a complete, accurate, and quality guaranteed product. With top of the line CNC turning and milling equipment capable of precision tolerances and a wide range of diameters and lengths, Screwmatics can handle all production requirements regardless of the complexity or run. Contact Screwmatics for more information about our CNC milling and turning services.
|CNC Milling||Sodick Wire Cutting EDM
CNC vertical machining centers
Multiple drill and tap centers equipped with high-speed pallet changer, 4 axis
|CNC Lathes||(54) CNC Lathes (Mori-Seiki, Nakamura, Daewoo), including seven and eight axis mill turns, sub-spindles, bar feeds, chuckers, gun drilling capabilities, and twin spindles. Many of our machines are arranged in cell format to allow one operator to monitor multiple machines.|
What is CNC Milling and Turning?
CNC milling is a specific form of computer numerical controlled (CNC) machining. Milling itself is a machining process similar to both drilling and cutting, and able to achieve many of the operations performed by cutting and drilling machines. Like drilling, milling uses a rotating cylindrical cutting tool. However, the cutter in a milling machine is able to move along multiple axes, and can create a variety of shapes, slots and holes. In addition, the work-piece is often moved across the milling tool in different directions, unlike the single axis motion of a drill.
Computer numeric controlled machining centers are used to produce a wide range of components, and tooling costs involved have continued to become more affordable. In general, large production runs requiring relatively simple designs are better served by other methods, although CNC machining can now accommodate a wide range of manufacturing needs. CNC milling centers are ideal solutions to everything ranging from prototyping and short-run production of complex parts to the fabrication of unique precision components.
Turning is a machining process in which a cutting tool, typically a non-rotary tool bit, describes a helical toolpath by moving more or less linearly while the workpiece rotates. The tool’s axes of movement may be literally a straight line, or they may be along some set of curves or angles, but they are essentially linear (in the nonmathematical sense). Usually the term “turning” is reserved for the generation of external surfaces by this cutting action, whereas this same essential cutting action when applied to internal surfaces (that is, holes, of one kind or another) is called “boring”. Thus the phrase “turning and boring” categorizes the larger family of (essentially similar) processes. The cutting of faces on the workpiece (that is, surfaces perpendicular to its rotating axis), whether with a turning or boring tool, is called “facing”, and may be lumped into either category as a subset.