What is a tight tolerance machine shop?

The demand for CNC machining is growing worldwide from aerospace and oil and gas to defense, medical, nuclear, and automotive industries. To produce a finished product, precision machining removes excess raw material from a workpiece while maintaining tight tolerances. Ultra-high precision enables both prototyping and mass production of parts that provide market participants in the above industries with more reliable, effective, and durable products. Let’s see how your business can benefit from precision CNC machining services!

 

This involves forming large pieces of material into more precise shapes that can meet very strict specifications. It consists of cutting, milling, turning, and EDM, and is generally performed using Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machinery.

A tight tolerance machine shop can be defined as using the highest functions of a tool, softwares, engineering talent, and equipment, thereby pushing the limits of design specifications and available materials, and performing these operations under the tightest tolerances set by a subset of these manufacturing parameters.

 

What industries can utilize close tolerance machine shop services?

 

It is extremely popular in aerospace, automotive (including molds for car parts), and medical industries because precision CNC machining can produce complex parts. Typical outputs can range from precision metal cuts to machines and structural aircraft parts. 

 

Design, robotics, and manufacturing processes have advanced in recent years. All of these factors have contributed to an increase in machining automation. As one of the key customers to these services, the automotive industry has significantly benefited and was enabled to offer better quality products.

A few examples for automotive industry-related parts best manufactured using CNC machining:

 

  • Interior Paneling
  • Starters
  • Blocks of cylinders
  • Drive Axles
  • Gearboxes
  • Various custom parts

 

How does a tight tolerance machine shop benefit your business?

 

  • Customization: Salco Global‘s various CNC machines allow 100% customization of production, enabling rapid prototyping and ultra-precise mass production.
  • High-speed production: Precision machining manufacturers, such as Salco, use what is known as a “lights-out machining process”. Automation is the use of machines and processes that require little human intervention. It allows operations to continue after normal business hours and after employees have gone home, increasing productivity even after employees have gone home. The result is that your business can have output faster and at a lower cost than traditional manufacturing processes.
  • Precision: CNC machining can achieve an extremely tight tolerance for parts requiring them. The precision of this process enables it to meet the requirements for engine tolerances and other functions, especially in automotive manufacturing. Consequently, you can have confidence that the final product will be a precise car part, regardless of its complexity.

 

How Salco Global supports its customers

Salco Global provides precision CNC machining with more than 3 decades of experience to international clients. Our team is ready to assist companies in all industries that require close tolerance machining. We are ready to help you design the products, prototype, and test different sizes, materials, and design variations. Once the product is ready for mass production, our close tolerance machines can start mass production up to 250,000 pieces.