We are continuing our series of articles highlighting some of the advantages precision CNC machining offers in the production of defense industry parts and components. Our previous article covered how precision CNC machining processes such as laser cutting, laser engraving, CNC turning, CNC milling, close tolerance machining, and small part machining offer greater reliability and are more cost-effective than traditional machining processes. Today, we will look at more reasons to utilize precision CNC machining in defense industry contract manufacturing and prototypes to production manufacturing projects.
Optimizing Cutting Parameters
Cutting parameters can be optimized to achieve greater precision and reliability when manufacturing defense industry parts and components. Spindle speed, feed rate, depth of cut, coolant flow rate, etc. can be adjusted according to the project specifications and/or material being used. This helps ensure each operation runs smoothly while minimizing potential problems like chatter or burrs on finished parts. Machinists monitor temperatures during precision CNC machining operations to prevent overheating or burning of tools due to excessive heat buildup from friction at high speeds and feed rates.
Measuring Critical Dimensions
When manufacturing precision components for defense applications, measuring critical dimensions is essential to ensuring accuracy and reliability. This involves taking measurements with a range of instruments including calipers, micrometers, indicators, and height gauges depending on what needs to be checked against specifications. In addition to measuring critical dimensions during visual inspections throughout the machining process, they are measured again once all operations have been completed so that any errors can be detected and corrected.
JW Machine is an ISO 9001/AS9100 certified machine shop offering a myriad of precision CNC machining services including CNC turning, CNC milling, laser cutting, laser engraving, small part machining and close tolerance machining. We partner with a variety of industries including the defense industry on their prototypes to production manufacturing and contract manufacturing projects. We welcome the opportunity to work with you on your next project. Give your friends at JW Machine a call today!