Raw material selection is one of the most important aspects of any prototypes to production manufacturing or contract manufacturing project. We are continuing our series of articles highlighting some of the most affordable metals used in precision CNC machining. Our previous article covered steel and brass. Today, we will look at two more affordable metals to specify for your next project.
Some would argue that aluminum is the most affordable metal used in precision CNC machining. It is a very machinable metal that resists corrosion. Aluminum is also known for its light weight and strength. Numerous industries utilize aluminum in their manufacturing including automotive, aerospace, defense, and OEM parts manufacturing.
Copper is also a very versatile metal which is affordable and is highly machinable. Another attractive aspect of copper is the fact that it resists some types of corrosion. Copper is commonly used in applications where heat transfer and electrical conductivity matters, including electronics and automotive manufacturing.
JW Machine is a ISO 9001/AS 9100 certified machine shop with the capability of working with numerous types of raw materials and metals. Our qualified team of machine shop professionals have the knowledge and ability to assist you with selecting the most effective and affordable raw materials for your prototypes to production manufacturing and/or contract manufacturing projects. Our expert precision CNC machining services include laser cutting, laser engraving, small part machining, close tolerance machining, CNC milling, CNC turning and more. We welcome the opportunity to partner with you. Give your friends at JW Machine a call today!