Precision CNC Machining – The Steps

Precision CNC Machining

Precision CNC Machining – The Steps

We are continuing our series outlining some of the basic steps in the precision CNC machining process.  Our previous article discussed the importance of finalizing the prototype and selecting the right materials to meet the specifications and objectives of the final job.  Today, we will look at two more steps we take with our prototypes to production manufacturing and contract manufacturing projects.

Precision CNC Machining Process

Once the prototype is perfected and the materials are selected, it is time to begin the actual precision CNC machining process.  This will be conducted by a qualified machine shop professional who will program, adjust, and monitor the equipment as the job is being produced. The process may require the use of one or more machines and may include CNC milling, CNC turning, small part machining, close tolerance machining, laser engraving, or laser cutting.


Finishing is the final step in the precision CNC machining process. There are numerous finishing options that can be used for parts and components. Selecting the right finishing is just as important as selecting the right materials.  For more information on finishing, please see our series of articles discussing some of the most common finishing processes.

If you are seeking a high quality machine shop with the expertise to produce your prototypes to production manufacturing or contract manufacturing projects, then look no further. JW Machine is an ISO 9001 / ASI 9100 certified machine shop specializing in all types of precision CNC machining work, including small part machining, close tolerance machining, CNC turning, CNC milling, laser cutting, and laser engraving. Give us a call to learn more or to get started today!