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 Rapid CNC Machining

Rapid CNC Machining is a fast and cost-effective way to make a few precision prototype with plastic and metal material. It was widely used in new product development and design. Of course, it is also a common method to make volume manufacturing for some parts in limit of molding. Like high quality phone case, laptop case, light cover etc. But the cost is a little high than extrusion, pressure die casting etc process.

CNC material range is very wide, generally it’s plastic and metal.

For plastic, ABS, PC, POM, PVC,PEI, PEEK etc. black and natural color normally are available.

For metal, Aluminum 6061, 7075, 2024,5052, Stainless Steel 303/304/316/17-4PH, Steel 1050, 1018, 4130,4140; Brass, Bronze etc.

Our biggest machine size is 1500*700*650 mm; The available smallest cutter is 0.2 mm diameter. We also have 4 axises and 5 axises CNC machining capability. Fast, big size range, precision are our advantage.

CNC means that cutting your materials by using the computer arithmetical control system. When it comes to our Rapid CNC machining, it is a unique and efficient machine aimed to interpret 3D CAD form before translating essential information to the systems. The most beneficial reason to use this service is that it will create the parts that will easily replace addictive manufactured or invention prototypes by using real production grade resources. It aids you in building the parts in a featured material which you actually intend for utilizing in development. Rapid CNC Machining is a perfect option for speedy prototyping of superior quality metal or plastic parts that requires an increased range of dimensional accurateness, crucial surface finishes and material-specific features. 


Affordable solutions

If you want to get the best possible results, it is advised to opt for HORD RAPIDTOOLS.We are an expert team of professionals who are dedicated to offering the desired level of services to our industry clients. The specialized feature of our company is that we use an excellent technology to provide suitable solutions based on your individual requirements. Rapid CNC Machining appears as an affordable and quick way for making an accurate prototype by using suitable materials.


Where to use Rapid CNC machining?

It is pleasing news for everyone that our every machine is generally preferred in the designing and also development task of new products. Obviously, it appears as a well-known way of making the volume manufacturing for certain elements in the range of moulding. The material sort of CNC is really wide. For the plastic, PEEK, PEI, PVC, POM, PC and ABS, natural and black colors are obtainable. The size of our huge machine is roughly about 1500*700*650 mm. Most essentially, we have the 5 axises and 4 axises capacity of our services. We let our customers enjoy precision, fast results, and huge size range. CNC refers to cutting material with a computer numerical control machine. CNC machining is a subtractive manufacturing process where raw material is removed with a variety of precision cutting tools to make a part or product. Advanced software is used to control the equipment according to the specification of your 3D design. Our team of engineers and machinists program the equipment to optimize cutting time, surface finish and final tolerance to meet your specifications. Hord uses Rapid CNC Machining not only to manufacture parts and prototypes but also to make mold tools, which can be used for our Rapid Injection Molding or Rapid Pressure Die Casting services. The CNC machining process interprets your 3D CAD model and translates data to CNC machines. The main benefit of the process is that CNC will produce parts that can replace the additive manufactured prototypes with true production grade materials. This method allows you to build your parts in the featured material that you intend for use in production. CNC machining is the best choice for rapid prototyping of high-quality metal and plastic parts requiring the greatest degree of dimensional accuracy, critical surface finishes, material-specific properties. We work with a wide range of plastic and metal materials including magnesium, steel, aluminum, brass and titanium to make tooling for plastic injection molding and pressure die casting or to make parts for rapid prototypes and Low Volume Production. In addition to our stock list, we can provide you with customized raw material as required.



Rapid Prototype Tooling Service
We make hard tooling (cores and cavities) from a variety of materials to suit your budget, order volume and schedule. We routinely make production-quality tools from P20, NAK80, S136 stainless and H13 semi-hardened steel for volumes up to 100,000 pieces. Specialty metals can also be ordered on request. Learn more about our rapid prototype tooling service.


The Basics of CNC Machining
CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) machining is a means to remove material with high precision machines, using a wide variety of cutting tools to create the final design. Common CNC machines include vertical milling machines, horizontal milling machines, lathes, and routers.



How Rapid CNC Machining Works
To successfully make a part on a CNC machine, skilled machinists create programmed instructions using CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) software in conjunction with the CAD (Computer Aided Design) model provided by the customer. The CAD model is loaded into the CAM software and tool paths are created based on the required geometry of the manufactured part. Once the tool paths are determined, the CAM software creates G-Code (machine code) that tells the machine how fast to move, how fast to turn the stock and/or tool, and where to move the tool or workpiece in a 5-axis X, Y, Z, A, and B coordinate system.


Types of Rapid CNC Machining
There are several types of CNC machine — namely the CNC lathe, CNC mill, CNC router, and Wire EDM. With a CNC lathe, the part stock turns on the spindle and the fixed cutting tool is brought into contact with the workpiece. Lathes are perfect for cylindrical parts and are easily set up for repeatability. Conversely, on a CNC mill the rotating cutting tool moves around the workpiece, which remains fixed to a bed. Mills are all-purpose CNC machines that can handle most any machining process. CNC machines can be simple 2-axis machines where only the tool head moves in the X and Z-axes or much more complex 5-axis CNC mills, where the workpiece can also move. This allows for more complex geometries without requiring extra operator work and expertise. This makes it easier to produce complex parts and reduces the chance of operator error. Wire Electrical Discharge Machines (EDMs) take an entirely different approach to Rapid CNC machining in that they rely on conductive materials and electricity to erode the workpiece. This process can cut any conductive material, including all metals. CNC routers, on the other hand, are ideal for cutting soft sheet materials such as wood and aluminum and are more cost-effective than using a CNC mill for a similar job. For harder sheet materials such as steel, a waterjet, laser, or plasma cutter is required.


Benefits of Rapid CNC Machining
The benefits of Rapid CNC Machining are numerous. Once a tool path is created and a machine is programmed, it can run a part 1 time, or 100,000 times. CNC machines are built for precise manufacturing and repeatability which makes them cost-efficient and highly scalable. CNC machines can also work with a variety of materials from basic aluminum and plastics to more exotic materials like titanium — making them the ideal machine for almost any job. That's why Rapid CNC Machining is one of the most popular methods of making plastic and metal components.
Whether for rapid prototypes or production parts, we have the right Rapid CNC Machining options for your metal and plastic part needs.
· Wide range of materials
· Ability to hold tight tolerances
· Parts machined directly from 3D CAD models
· Standard delivery time of 1-2 weeks based on order
· Shorter lead time (2-5 business days) available per open capacity


Tolerances for feature size:
· Standard +/- .005
· Minimum +/- .002 for metal and +/- .003 for plastic


Tolerances for hole diameter:
· Standard +/- .005
· Minimum +/- .001 for metal and +/- .002 for plastic


Tolerances for Flatness, Run Out, Cylindricity, Perpendicularity and other Geometry:
· Standard +/- .005
· Minimum +/- .001 is possible per geometry dependent


The above tolerances will not apply when machining a weldment, or a plate below 1/4" thick at a length above 20" or 1/8" thickness at a length exceeding 10" long. In that case the tolerances need to be reviewed by the MFG team.


Advantages Of Rapid CNC Machining
Rapid CNC Machining is great to meet a range of your product development needs. Here are some of the benefits of precision machining:
· Quick removal of large amounts of metal material
· Highly accurate and repeatable
· Suitable for many different kinds of substrates
· Scalable volumes from one to 100,000
· Low investment in tooling and preparation costs
· Economical
· Fast turnaround 


CNC Machining is crucial in many industries such as aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, industrial machinery, medical, robotics, and R&D. These machines are also vital to other manufacturing processes. For example, the molds required for Rapid Injection Molding are CNC machined to ensure the precision of both the mold and the plastic part it makes. Rapid CNC Machining is one of the fastest ways to build functional prototypes, product molds, low to high volume production runs, and fixtures.


Industries that use CNC:
· Aerospace and Defense
· Automotive
· Consumer Products
· Education
· Electronics
· Energy
· Industrial
· Medical and Dental
· Robotics


Looking for a reliable, quick-turn supplier of machined plastic and metal components? With hundreds of CNC machines, our unmatched in-house capacity ensures your parts are shipped on-time, every single time. At Hord, our AS9100-certified CNC machining facilities are designed for both rapid prototyping and Low Volume Production of end-use components.


Rapid CNC Machining Services
At Hord, we use advanced equipment to offer you a variety of CNC machining services including milling, turning, EDM, wire EDM, surface grinding and much more. Using our imported 3, 4 and 5-axis CNC machining centers, our skilled machinists can make turned and milled parts using a wide range of plastic and metal materials. Our Rapid CNC Machining abilities also complement our 3D metal printing service making us a great one-stop-shop for your advanced designs. Learn more about how we combine additive and subtractive manufacturing through our AddSub® service. Hord is your rapid prototype machine shop with instant quotes and online ordering.  With facilities located in Milwaukee, WI, Hord can serve the entire united states with fast shipping on parts big and small..  Hord Online milling and machining service opens up easy and affordable machining to the everyone.


Precision, Quality and Affordability at any volume
Our Modern CNC machines can handle small radius cuts and maintain a high quality level whether you want one piece or one hundred. Chamfered edges, multi radius curves, and tapped holes are a few things that make machining a part more workable for any projects. We take pride in making quality, custom, low cost, machined parts.



No limitations on materials here
Check our full list of materials available at Hord. With no restrictions on materials, our Online Machining Service has you covered no matter what you need us to machine. There are also no limitations on quantity, we feel high quality, machined parts should be affordable when ordering 1 or 5,000. Online CNC machining service that meets your most stringent requirements. Upload your CAD files, get an instant CNC quote and get your parts into production in less than 5 minutes. Hord is the industry leader in custom, quick-turn CNC machining services for rapid prototyping and production parts. Our online Instant Quoting Engine gives you a Rapid CNC Machining quote within seconds. Then we make your machined metal or plastic parts and get them to your door in as few as 2 days. We inspect the parts and guarantee their quality. Our massive partner network means that whatever your part, we have a shop and a machine that can make it. We integrate seamlessly with over 3,000 vetted manufacturing partners in the U.S. including ITAR qualified facilities and we are ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D certified. With such a high volume of qualified shops and over 40 certified materials available, using Hord takes the guesswork out of CNC part sourcing. Our partners support the latest in CNC machining and turning processes, can support a high level of part complexity, and provide exceptional surface finishes. We can also machine and inspect to any 2D drawing, always ensuring you have the CNC machined parts you need, at-quality and on time.



Rapid CNC Machining Services Assuring Quality, Precision, and Quick Turnaround Times
Hord provides rapid prototype machining services to diverse industrial clients across the US. Typically, rapid machining services are employed when custom-made parts are required in small quantities. We assure high-quality parts and fastest turnaround times in the industry. 



Rapid Prototype Machining Services Offered by Hord
Our following rapid machining services allow us to keep committed to deadlines.
· CNC Milling: We employ quick turn CNC milling process to create custom prototypes, as well as quality end-use production parts. We utilize 3-, 4-, and-5 axis machining process, and manufacture parts in strict tolerances. 
· CNC Turning: We utilize a live tooling, as well as CNC lathe to produce radial and axial holes, slots, flats, grooves, etc. Our turning capabilities have helped us provide comprehensive and accurate solutions to an array of industries. 
· Precision CNC Machining Services: We provide a wide range of precision CNC machining services in short lead times. Some of these include thread milling, external threading, contour turning, countersinking and counterboring, etc. 


Our advanced Rapid CNC Machining capabilities enable us to provide one to several hundred parts easily. All rapid prototype machined parts are inspected, packed, and shipped immediately after the manufacturing. 


Why Hord?
Over the years, we have built a recognition as one of the leading rapid prototype machining services in the US. The following factors have contributed to our success:
· Quick turn Services Guaranteed: Our CNC machines enable super-speed production. These machines have excellent tool changer capacities and are equipped with spindles offering 15,000 RPM. Hence, our technical advantage combined with our vast industry experience, allows us to deliver parts in as little as 1 to 3 business days. 
· No Limitations on Materials and Designs: We work with a broad range of materials, and can work with any complex parts. We know how to transform complex geometrical designs to full working parts easily. Our wide experiences with diverse shapes, sizes, and materials have helped us grow into a one-stop shop for all industrial prototype building requirements. 
· Proactive Approach to Parts Optimization: We combine our vast subtractive manufacturing experience with our state-of-the-art manufacturing processes to create quality prototypes. Our experts always suggest designs that help our clients cut down manufacturing costs without compromising on the quality. We help our clients to have an easy transition to production. 


Specifications
We can provide the rapid prototype machined parts in the following specifications:
· Maximum part size : 32″ x 64″ x 25″ high
· Standard tolerances: ± .0002 in, ±.005 mm



Materials We Work With
We work with various types of materials, including metals, multiple types of thermoplastics, elastomers, etc. We help customers to select the right type of material on the basis of their application requirements. Our experts have an in-depth understanding of mechanical properties, and cosmetic appearance of these materials, which enable them to provide appropriate suggestions to clients. Several times, suggestions are also made on the basis of manufacturability characteristics. 
· ABS
· Acrylic
· Acetal/Delrin
· Aluminum
· Alloy Steels
· Brass
· Carbon Steel Alloys
· Copper
· CPVC
· HDPE
· LDPE
· Magnesium
· Nylon
· Noryl
· Polycarbonate
· PEEK
· PET
· Ultem 
· Radel
· Stainless Steel
· Titanium 
· UHMW


Rapid Prototype Machined Parts
We employ rapid machining services to build rapid prototypes for the following applications and more:
· Metal Stampings
· Gear Box Components
· Medical Components
· Sheet Metal Fabrication 
· Plastic Enclosures for Electronic Devices 


Our Rapid CNC Machining lab is the perfect complement to our suite of additive manufacturing services. The need for subtractive manufacturing using CNC mills, routers, and lathes is crucial to our operation when production grade materials are needed, or to achieve tight tolerances to meet demanding requirements. Utilizing HAAS, Fadal, and C.R. Onsrud equipment with 3, 4, and 5-axis capabilities along with MasterCAM programming software, we produce top-quality prototypes and production runs in a wide variety of materials both standard and exotic. Our skilled programmers and fabricators shore up all of our in-house capabilities, with the focus always being excellent craftsmanship and on-time delivery. In addition to Low Volume Production, our Rapid CNC Machining operation supports other services, including post processing of our Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS) department and our proprietary Hybrid RTV Tooling technology. We are committed to delivering you quality components that your project deserves. 


For more information on our rapid prototype machining services, contact us today. Or Request a Quote to receive competitive pricing. Please mention the expected delivery time. This will help us serve you the best. 


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