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Low Carbon Steel CNC Machining

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  • Wide Variety of Materials,
    Finishing Options & Scalability
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Low Carbon Steel CNC Machining

Partner with Fathom for high-quality CNC machined parts made from low carbon steel. Fathom uses the latest CNC machinery and technology, manufacturing parts with excellent details. Our experts have worked on thousands of CNC machined projects and are ready to work on your design.

What is Low Carbon Steel CNC Machining? / /

Computer Numerical Control machining uses pre-programmed software to direct the movement of manufacturing equipment. Mills, routers, grinders, lathes and more can all be controlled using CNC technology. Three-dimensional cutting tasks can be accomplished using a single set of prompts. The automated nature of CNC reduces costs because there is no need for a live operator. CNC machining is perfect for manufacturing solid materials, including low carbon steel. Steel is a functional and cost-effective material with great machinability.

What are the Benefits of Low Carbon Steel in CNC Machining? / /

Low carbon steel offers multiple advantages when used for CNC machining. Low carbon steel has good strength but lacks corrosion resistance. As a result, finishing processes such as nickel plating, powder coating, or carburizing may be necessary. Low carbon steel is a widely used raw material that is cost-effective and easy to weld. Various applications utilize low carbon steel, including construction and aerospace components.

What Types of Low Carbon Steel (AKA Mild Steel) are used in CNC Machining / /

Mild steel 1018:

  • Steel 1018 is a widely available raw material. Mild steel can be welded and machined. It offers decent strength and ductility. Applications of steel 1018 include shafts, pins, rods, etc.

Mild steel 1045:

  • Steel 1045 is used for several applications. High strength, weldability, machinability, and good tensile strength are some features of steel 1045. Applications of 1045 steel include gears, axles, bolts, support plates, etc.

Mild steel A36:

  • Steel A36 is sometimes known as A36 Hot Roll Steel. Mild steel A36 is ductile, cost-effective, strong, and easy to weld or machine. Applications include structural components for buildings, bridges, etc.

Steel C45:

  • Steel C45 is sometimes referred to as general carbon engineering steel. Considered medium-strength steel, C45 has excellent tensile properties, good strength and wear resistance, and good machinability. Applications of C45 are rods, screws, shafts, knives, hammers, etc.

Steel S355J2:

  • Steel S355J2 is a medium, low-carbon manganese steel. S355J2 is easy to weld and offers excellent impact resistance. Applications include components for construction, energy, engineering, bridges, railways, military, etc.

Steel S235JR:

  • A non-alloy structural steel, S235JR steel is popular for construction and civil engineering. S235JR is excellent for welding. Applications include components for industrial facilities, offshore structures, bridges, and oil and gas.

CNC Machining Services Offered by Fathom / /

Work with Fathom on your next CNC machining job. Fathom offers many CNC services, including CNC 3 & 5 AXIS, CNC milling and turning, sinker EDM, wire EDM, Swiss machining and more. As part of our comprehensive services, we also offer finishing and post-processing. CNC machining 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 Machines Used by Fathom / /

Fathom’s manufacturing facilities are powered by over 530 machines, including mills, lathes, presses, press brakes, turret punches and additive systems. Fathom has equipment dedicated to metal prototype fabrication, including lasers, waterjet machines, finishing tools, autodeburring, 4 slide machines, multi-slide machines, press brakes, 300-ton presses, 22-ton presses, wire EDM machines, seely slide forming tools and 35-ton blanking presses.

Fathom provides not just CNC machining but also hybridized services leveraging prototype fabrication and additive manufacturing. Need metal prototype fabrication as part of a more complex project? Fathom can handle it. A recent case study is listed below where Fathom delivered 20,000 parts in 27 days using 55+ tools, including metal prototype fabrication services:

Case Study //

Real Customers. Real Results.

A customer came to Fathom with a complex project that spanned the technologies and processes of rapid production—and needed it done fast. Fathom delivered.

20,000 Parts // Within 27 Days
55+ Tools to Injection Mold 15,000 Parts First Article in 2 Weeks
15,000

55+ Tools to Injection
Mold 15,000 Parts

First Article in 2 Weeks

3,000+ 3D Printed Parts
3,000

3,000+ 3D
Printed Parts

2,000+ Metal Fabricated Parts
2,000

2,000+ Metal
Fabricated Parts

Hybridized Services Used //

3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing—PolyJet, SLS, MJF.

DFM Analysis + CAD Mods.

CNC Machining. Laser Cutting.

Stamping. Die Cutting. Post-Opp Drilling.

24-hour Turnaround Urethane Casting.

Injection + Compression Molding.

Model Finishing. Insert Assembly.

Advanced Project Management.

Fathom’s Locations for CNC Machining Services / /

CNC Milling Locations Nationwide

Fathom’s manufacturing network has nine locations across the United States with CNC capabilities. Our CNC locations are:

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
NIST 800-171 Compliant
ITAR

FLORIDA
14000 N.W. 58th Court
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
ISO 9001:2015 Design Certified
ISO 13485:2016

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

ILLINOIS
1207 Adams Drive
McHenry, IL 60051
1401 Brummel Ave
Elk Grove, IL 60007
ISO 9001:2015 Design Certified

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

CNC Machining Cost 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: Is low carbon steel good for machining?

A: Yes, low carbon steel is good for machining.

Q: Is low carbon steel machinable?

A: Low carbon steel offers excellent machinability.

Q: Can you CNC carbon steel?

A: Yes, carbon steel can be CNC machined.

Q: What grade of steel is best for machining?

A: A variety of different grades of steel are suitable for machining. The best steel for your specific application depends on its end-use. For example, some steels are better for marine environments.

Low Carbon Steel CNC Machining Quotes / /

Do you need an estimate or quote on your next low carbon steel CNC machining project? Use Fathom’s SmartQuote application for a quick quote on any CNC file.

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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