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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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″|| || |
|Low Carbon Steel||1-1000||+/- 0.005″|| |
|Aluminum||1-1000||+/- 0.005″|| |
|Brass||1-1000||+/- 0.005″|| |
Below are the specs and tolerances specific to CNC metal services:
|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|
|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.
A: Yes, Fathom offers CNC services.
A: CNC machines are computer-driven manufacturing equipment.
A: Yes, Fathom is ISO 9001: 2015 certified. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.
A: Yes, Fathom is ISO 13485:2016 certified. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.
A: Yes, Fathom is NIST 800-171 certified. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.
A: Yes, Fathom is ITAR certified. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.
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.
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.
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.
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.