As a machining process, milling has been around for many, many years. Similar to both cutting and drilling, milling uses a rotating cylindrical cutting tool, but unlike drilling, which occurs along a single axis, milling can accept work pieces that move across the cutting tool in different directions, creating a wide variety of shapes, slots, and holes.
Today, milling has become a highly-precise operation controlled by computers. This form of milling is known as computer numerical controlled (CNC) milling and is the most widely used type of CNC machining. In fact, the advanced CNC milling machines we use here at HI-TEK Balancing can produce specific shapes that are virtually impossible to produce with any manual tooling techniques.
CNC milling provides a host of advantages over traditional milling, including:
- Greater accuracy and reliability
- Higher production rates
- Better product uniformity
- Lower costs
- Better safety
Our highly-experienced CNC milling specialists have the skill and know-how to produce highly-accurate 2D and 3D software-designed models that are used to drive our machinery and produce products that are virtually identical to the models. Once the computer has loaded in a file for CNC milling, that model can be pulled up again and again to produce additional finished products identical to the first, even years later.
If you have rotating equipment that needs new or replacement parts, we’re able to easily produce them to spec with our CNC milling machines.
Contact Hi-Tek Balancing today for more information.