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CNC Metal Quotes

CNC Metal Quotes 101 / /

Multiple factors are considered when quoting a CNC metal job. The design, volume of parts, turnaround time and raw material can all affect the cost. For the most accurate quote, submit your details to Fathom’s SmartQuote application.

Design

CNC machining facilitates high accuracy, repeatability, control and precision. Highly complex and intricate parts can be made using CNC technology. The complexity and accuracy desired can affect the cost of a part. The more complex the design, the greater the cost.

Quantity

The volume of parts also affects the cost of a project. To reduce cost, materials may be stacked during manufacturing. Costs can also be reduced by ordering larger volumes of identical parts.

Turnaround Time

Turnaround time is also factored into a CNC metal quote. Time includes machine setup and running time. Since CNC manufacturing processes are automated, they require less labor and time, which helps to reduce cost.

Type of Metal to Use

The type of material selected is also factored into the cost of CNC metal fabrication. Common materials for CNC metal fabrication include stainless steel, low carbon steel, brass and aluminum. Partner with an experienced manufacturer like Fathom to ensure you select a cost-effective material that will work with your design.

CNC Metal Services Offered by Fathom / /

Let Fathom work on your next CNC metal manufacturing project. Fathom offers multiple CNC metal technologies, including CNC milling, wire and sinker EDM, CNC lathe, precision grinding, etc. Our services also include finishing and post-processing, such as welding, bead blasting, deburring, etc. CNC metal manufacturing is just one of 28 manufacturing services.

Additive Manufacturing

  • FDM
  • SLS
  • SLA
  • Polyjet
  • MJF
  • DMLS
  • DLS
  • STEP (Evolve)

CNC Machining

  • CNC (3 & 5 Axis)
  • CNC Lathe
  • Precision Grinding
  • Wire & Sinker EDM

Injection Molding

  • Injection Molding
  • Tooling
  • Compression Molding

Metal Cutting and Forming

  • Thermoforming
  • Sheet Metal Punching
  • Sheet Metal Cutting
  • Metal Forming
  • Laser Cutting
  • Water Jet Cutting
  • Chemical Etching
  • Welding
  • Micro Cutting

Standalone

  • Die Casting
  • Urethane Casting
  • Composite Layups
  • Extrusion
  • Post Processing & Finishing
    • Pad Printing
    • Powder Coating
    • Bead Blasting
    • Surface Grinding
    • Polishing
    • Anodize
    • Powder Coat Passivate
    • Chemfilm
    • Vacuum Metallization
    • Silkscreen
    • Plating
    • Tumbled

CNC Metal Quote Times / /

Get a quote on your CNC metal project using Fathom’s SmartQuote online application. Fathom’s experts will return your quote within 1 to 24 hours. Do you need an estimate on a CNC metal job? Do you want to learn about another manufacturing technology? Fathom’s CNC lead times are as follows

  • Parts as fast as 5 days

CNC Metals Available and Considered for CNC Metal Quotes / /

Fathom is a lead CNC manufacturer offering nationwide coverage to the entire United States. Our services include both metal CNC machining. Materials available for CNC machining are:

METALS OPTIMAL QUANTITY STANDARD TOLERANCES (+/-) ADVANTAGES & CONSIDERATIONS FINISH & APPEARANCE
Stainless Steel 1-1000 +/- 0.005″
  • High Strength
  • High Corrosion Resistance
  • High Weldability
  • Standard Machined Finish
  • Tumbled
  • Bead Blasted (Sand or Glass)
  • Polished
Low Carbon Steel 1-1000 +/- 0.005″
  • Common Steel
  • High Machinability & Weldability
  • Can Be Hardened
  • Not Corrosion Resistant
Aluminum 1-1000 +/- 0.005″
  • High Strength, Low Weight
  • High Machinability
  • Low Cost
Brass 1-1000 +/- 0.005″
  • Corrosion & Chemical Resistant
  • High Density & Strength
  • Non-Conductive

Metal CNC Specifications and Tolerances for CNC Quotes / /

Below are the specs and tolerances specific to CNC metal services:

  • Metal materials +/- 0.005
CNC Machinery
Brand Model QTY Build Volume (in)
PAR System 5-Axis 1 284 x 112 x 53
Haas UMC750 SS 5-Axis 2 19.7 x 15.7 x 7.9
Haas VF-9/40 1 84 x 40 x 30
Haas VF-2 CNC Mill 1 30 x 16 x 20
Mighty Viper Pro 3150-AG 1 120 x 61.4 x 32
Mighty Viper B100 1 50 x 100 x 24
Mighty Viper Pro 1000-AG 1 43 x 24 x 25
Mighty Viper LG 1000 1 40 x 20 x 25
Mazak VC Universal 500A 5-axis 2 20 x 20 x 20
Mazak VTC-30C 2 65 x 30 x 26
Mazak VTC-20B 3 44 x 20 x 20
Mazak Quick Turn Universal Smart 350 1 Lathe 4″ bar diameter, 10″ x 25.5″
KUKA KRC22 6-Axis Robotic Cell 1 w/ Turntable
Sodick VL600QH 1 Wire EDM
Mori-Seiki NLX 2500SY 2015 & 2017 2 CNC Lathe
Makino 2019 D 200Z 1 Carbon Mill
Makino 2018 D200Z 1 Hard Milling

There are several important factors to consider when designing for CNC metal machining. The complexity of the part’s design can affect how it will be positioned in the CNC machine, plus the time needed for set up. If an operator must manually reposition a part, the accuracy and cost can be affected. Causes of looser tolerances may include the workpiece vibrating during manufacturing. A tool’s geometry can also affect the shape of a part. If the tool cannot touch the part’s surface, it cannot be machined, limiting the possibility of hidden internal geometries.

CNC Quotes FAQs / /

Q: Does Fathom offer CNC services?

A: Yes, Fathom offers CNC services.

Q: What is a CNC machine?

A: CNC machines are computer-driven manufacturing equipment.

Q: Is Fathom ISO 9001: 2015 certified?

A: Yes, Fathom is ISO 9001: 2015 certified. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.

Q: Is Fathom ISO 13485:2016 certified?

A: Yes, Fathom is ISO 13485:2016 certified. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.

Q: Is Fathom NIST 800-171 certified?

A: Yes, Fathom is NIST 800-171 certified. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.

Q: Is Fathom ITAR certified?

A: Yes, Fathom is ITAR certified. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.

Q: How much does it cost to CNC metal?

A: The cost of metal CNC manufacturing can depend on the complexity of a part’s design, the turnaround time, raw material, volume of parts, etc.

Q: How do you quote machined parts?

A: To quote a CNC metal machined part, the material selected, turnaround time, design, the volume of parts and more are factored into the cost.

Q: What are machining costs?

A: The machining cost depends on the type of CNC machine used and the machining cost per hour. For an accurate quote, submit your file to Fathom’s SmartQuote platform.

Q: How is the CNC machine hour rate calculated?

A: To calculate the machine cost per hour, the machine’s price is divided by the number of hours the machine will operate in a year.

CNC Metal Quotes / /

Do you need a quote or to calculate costs on a CNC metal project? Submit your file to Fathom’s SmartQuote online platform for a quick quote

Manufacturing Locations Across National Time Zones
Manufacturing Locations Across National Time Zones
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HEADQUARTERS

1050 Walnut Ridge Drive
Hartland, WI 53029
ISO 9001:2015
AS9100:2016
ITAR

ARIZONA

444 W. 21st St. Ste. 101
Tempe, AZ 85282
ISO 9001:2015
NIST800-171 Compliant
ITAR

COLORADO

7770 Washington St.
Denver, CO 80229
ISO 9001:2015
ITAR

MINNESOTA

13758 Johnson Street NE
Ham Lake, MN 55304

TEXAS

1801 Rowe Lane
Pflugerville, TX 78660
ISO 9001:2015
AS9100:2016

1513 Sam Bass Rd
Round Rock, TX 78681
ISO 9001:2015
ISO 13485:2016

CALIFORNIA

620 3rd Street
Oakland, CA 94607
ISO 9001:2015 Design Certified
NIST 800-171 Compliant
ITAR

FLORIDA

14000 N.W. 58th Court
Miami Lakes, FL 33014

NEW YORK

1920 Slaterville Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
ITAR

401 W. Shore Blvd.
Newark, NY 14513
AS9100:2016
ISO 9001:2015
ITAR

ILLINOIS

1207 Adams Drive
McHenry, IL 60051
ISO 9001:2015

1401 Brummel Ave
Elk Grove, IL 60007
ISO 9001:2015 Design Certified

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