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Are you looking for a reliable, quick-turn supplier of machined aluminum components? Look no further, AT-Machining offers the best CNC aluminum machining service in the industry. Our highly qualified ISO9001 certified machine shop can make any custom design, simple or complex project. We provide rapid prototyping, small-batch machining, and high-volume production of end-use components.
Our fast and precision CNC machining capabilities include services for CNC Milling, CNC Turning, and CNC Lathe, with flexible production, and shipping options to meet you at the perfect price and product development stage.
Our team of experts is available 24/7 to answer any questions or help with your project.
3 Axis, 4 Axis and 5 Axis CNC Machining Service for simple and complex geometries parts.
CNC turning with live tools combines lathe and milling capabilities to machine parts with cylindrical features.
Aluminum is one of the most commonly used metals in the world because it is relatively easy to machine, making it great for CNC machining, and becoming a good choice for many industries.
Aluminum has excellent properties for machining such as:
The most common aluminum alloys AT-Machining used for cnc milling or cnc turning are 6061 and 7075.
Both alloys have unique benefits that make them well-suited for different applications. It is important to choose the right alloy for the specific needs of a project.
The variety of aluminum machining services at AT-Machining can produce a wide range of products in different shapes and sizes.
These include CNC Milling, CNC Turning, Swiss Machining, EDM, and Grinding. Utilizing a combination of these processes is often necessary to meet the expectations for quality and accuracy set by AT-Machining and our customers.
Our team of experienced engineers can tailor the production process depending on the needs of each project, creating efficient solutions with a commitment to exceptional quality in each finishing process.
The aluminum CNC prototyping process is a great way to find and solve problems before you mass-produce your product. It allows for more efficient design verification, which means that any issues can be found early on in production – stopping them at the source.
We know that every company has a different budget and schedule. So, we offer our customers the best machining process for their money- it’s all about finding what works! We use state of the art equipment to make sure your prototype aluminum parts meet high standards with minimal downtime or wasted material.
Aluminum parts can be found everywhere, in a range of industries, especially automotive, aerospace, industrial equipment and machinery, and consumer and computer electronics.
Many types of surface finishes can be applied to CNC machined aluminum parts. The most common finishes AT-Machining provides are anodizing, powder coating, bead blast and plating. Each of these finishes has unique benefits. Choose the one best suits your needs!
|As machined||The machined aluminum parts are left with visible tool marks and potentially sharp edges and burrs, which can be removed upon request.|
|Bead Blasted||Give the machined parts a smooth and uniform matte surface finish, thereby removing tool marks.|
|Polishing||Creating a smooth and shiny surface by manually polishing in multiple directions or by applying a chemical polish treatment.|
|Anodizing||Type II (Anodizing color or clear) or Type III (Anodizing hard coat) Anodizing does not cover tool marks unless bead blasted beforehand.|
|Chromate Conversion Coating||Increase the part's corrosion resistance while retaining its conductivity. RoHS compliant.|
|Decorative Chrome Plating||Enhance aesthetics and durability of the cnc aluminum components.|
|Powder Coat||Applying powdered paint to the components and then baking it in an oven, which results in a stronger, more wear- and corrosion-resistant layer that is more durable than traditional painting methods.|
The price of aluminum machining can vary depending on the material, size and complexity.
The cost to machine aluminum can be broken down into two categories: material and labor.
For small or complex parts, the processing fee is usually the biggest component of the total cost. On the”other hand, the material cost is usually the most significant factor to consider for large and simple parts. It is important to keep both in mind when budgeting for your project so you have a clear understanding of what the total cost will be.
The labor cost of CNC machining aluminum parts is determined by two factors: the number of hours worked and the rate charged per hour by the machinists directly working on the project. Both must be taken into consideration when calculating the total cost of production. As common, highly skilled labor often comes at a higher price.
Our team specializes in rapid prototyping and low & large volume production orders for our global customers in multiple industries: medical devices, aerospace, automotive, defense, electronics, hardware startups, industrial automation, machinery, marine and robotics, and many more.
Aluminium is an excellent metal, but it’s not perfect. Other similar materials may work better for your project!
Here’s a list of some potential machining alternatives to aluminum, with an emphasis on their differences and similarities.
Stainless Steel alloys offer a high degree of strength, ductility and wear resistance. They can be easily welded or machined to improve their surface finish if needed – making them perfect for many applications!
Applications: The benefits of using CNC machining for your part are huge, with excellent mechanical properties and accuracy in both metal or plastic. In addition to this 3-axis & 5 axis milling is available which can produce parts
Advantages over aluminum: Strength & Temperature resistance
Disadvantage against aluminum: Machinability & Weight
Titanium is a metal with an excellent strength-to-weight ratio, low thermal expansion, and high corrosion resistance that is sterilizable and biocompatible.
Applications: Titanium is a strong, lightweight metal that has many of the same benefits as aluminum. It’s corrosion-resistant and comparable in weight to its counterpart but trades off some other properties for those features – namely strength versus ductility (or flexibility).
Advantages over aluminum: Strength-to-weight ratio
Disadvantage against aluminum: Cost
Copper offers excellent thermal and electrical conductivity, it’s often used for busbars, wire connectors, and other electrical applications. Copper has a glossy reddish-orange appearance.
Applications: Copper has many material properties that make it similar to aluminum. However, the superior electrical conductivity of copper can be used in various applications where purer metal is preferred or needed for better performance. Many alloys offer machinability on par with popular grades from this family as well
Advantages over aluminum: Electrical conductivity
Disadvantage against aluminum: Machinability
Brass is a metal alloy with good machinability and excellent electrical conductivity. Ideal for applications that require low friction.
Applications: Low friction, excellent electrical conductivity, golden appearance. Brass is a metal alloy with good machinability and excellent electrical conductivity. Ideal for applications that require low friction.
Advantages over aluminum: Some aesthetic applications
Disadvantage against aluminum: Cost
NO! – No minimum quantity! AT Machining provides prototypes and short to medium-run production machining services.
For the 3D drawing, we would prefer STEP, IGES, or X_T format. For the 2D drawing, we would prefer PDF format there are tolerances with the dimensions if possible.
AT Machining accepts payment in two ways: 1. Bank to bank wire transfer 2. PayPal
General Machining Tolerances on metal to +/- 0.005" (+/- 0.127 mm) following ISO 2768 unless otherwise specified. Plastics and composites will be +/- 0.010”(+/- 0.254 mm).
Precision Machining Tolerances down to ±.0002" (0.005mm). AT can manufacture and inspect to tight tolerances per your drawing specifications.
Lead times are 2 to 3 weeks for prototypes and 4 weeks for production runs. Emergency and rush services are available.