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Machining Business

  • Parts In As Soon As 5-Days
  • 3 & 5-Axis Milling & Turning
    Plastics, Composites, Metals
  • Wide Variety of Materials,
    Finishing Options & Scalability
Over 200,000 quotes provided to top US companies.
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Machining Business

If you’re in search for a machining business to handle your specific project, turn to Fathom. Fathom offers expanded machine shop services to accommodate any project. Contact Fathom today or request a quote.

What is a Machining Business? / /

A machining business is a manufacturing facility where various subtractive manufacturing processes are performed. In addition to fabrication, skilled experts also offer design assistance to help you find the best solution for your custom project. After a part has been produced, machining businesses may also offer finishing, including painting and screen printing. Some machining businesses also provide assembly.

How Machining Businesses Quote CNC Projects / /

Several factors can influence the cost of a CNC project. The design, quantity ordered, and turnaround time are all factored into cost. Get an accurate quote by submitting your details through Fathom’s SmartQuote platform.

Design

CNC machining ensures repeatability, accuracy, control, and precision. Many CNC processes enable the production of complex designs. The complexity of a part can add to the cost. The greater the complexity, the higher the cost.

Quantity

The quantity ordered also influences the cost of CNC machining. To reduce costs, some materials can be stacked during manufacturing. Consider ordering large volumes of identical parts to help bring down costs.

Turnaround Time

Cost calculations are often based on the amount of time needed to produce a part. Time calculations can also include setting up the machine and running time. Since CNC technologies are automated, the labor and time required are significantly reduced.

Services Offered Fathom Machining Business / /

Partner with Fathom on your next machining job. Wire and sinker EDM, CNC lathe, chemical etching and more are all offered by Fathom. As part of our comprehensive services, we offer finishing and post processing, including welding, bead blasting, deburring and more. Below are 28 manufacturing services offered by Fathom.

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 Quote Times / /

Use Fathom’s SmartQuote platform to receive a quote on your next CNC machining project. Our experts will provide a quote within 1 hour, usually within 24 hours. Do you need a quote on a CNC machining project? Do you want to learn more about Fathom’s manufacturing services? Fathom’s CNC lead times are as follows:

  • Parts as fast as 5 days

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 Machining Business Services / /

CNC 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 Materials Available / /

Fathom is a leading manufacturer, offering nationwide coverage of both metal and plastic CNC machining.

METALS OPTIMAL QUANTITY 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
PLASTICS OPTIMAL QUANTITY TOLERANCES (+/-) ADVANTAGES & CONSIDERATIONS FINISH & APPEARANCE
HDPE 1-100 +/- 0.008″
  • Medium Impact Strength
  • Flexible (Shore D70)
  • FDA Compliant
  • No Water Absorption
  • Standard Machined Finish
  • Tumbled
  • Flame or Vapor Polished (Acrylic Only)
PC 1-100 +/- 0.008″
  • Medium Tensile & High Impact Strength
  • Maintains Properties Over Range of Temperatures
  • High Optical Clarity (Clear)
ABS 1-100 +/- 0.008″
  • Medium Tensile & High Impact Strength
  • Electrical Insulator
  • High Machinability
  • Low Cost
Acrylic 1-100 +/- 0.008″
  • High Tensile Strength
  • Can Be Polished for High Optical Clarity
Nylon 6/6 1-100 +/- 0.008″
  • High Tensile & Medium Impact Strength
  • Maintains Properties Over Range of Temperatures
Acetal (Delrin®) 1-100 +/- 0.008″
  • Medium Tensile & Medium Impact Strength
  • Holds Machining Tolerances Well
  • Good Wear & Fatigue Resistance
ULTEM® 1-100 +/- 0.008″
  • High Tensile Strength
  • High Working Temperature Range (335°F)
  • Electrical Insulator
  • High Optical Clarity (Clear)

Types of CNC Services a Machining Business Offers / /

CNC Milling

CNC milling produces parts without cylindrical features. During milling, the workpiece remains stationary while a cutter rotates around the piece. CNC milling can be used to create a finished product from raw material or as a secondary process to add definition. CNC milling can be used with various materials, including metals, glass, plastics, ceramics, elastomers, and composites.

CNC Turning

CNC turning produces parts with cylindrical features. During CNC turning, the workpiece rotates at a high speed while a single point cutting tool subtracts material. CNC turning is primarily used on metal alloys.

EDM

Wire EDM is used to produce parts that require complex geometries and high accuracy. During Wire EDM, a tool discharges sparks that melt through the material, creating cuts. Throughout the process, the workpiece is submerged in water, which carries away any waste. EDM can be used on titanium, carbon steel, tungsten and other electrically conductive materials.

Waterjet Cutting

Waterjet machining is used to produce parts with outstanding edge quality. During water jet cutting, a pump with a cutting head as small as a human hair generates an extremely high-pressured stream of water. The water is combined with an abrasive (garnet) to cut through thick material such as steel. Materials used for waterjet cutting include aluminum, titanium, steel, Inconel, brass and composites.

Plasma Cutting

Plasma cutting produces highly durable parts. During the plasma cutting process, material is shaped using a plasma torch. An electric arc forms between the cathode and workpiece or anode. The electrode is submersed in water or an air-cooled gas nozzle to constrict the arc and form the plasma jet. Plasma cutting is used with metals such as aluminum, copper and steel.

Machining Business FAQs / /

Q: Does Fathom offer CNC services?

A: Yes, Fathom offers CNC services.

Q: What is a CNC machine?

A: A CNC machine is a piece of manufacturing equipment that is computer driven.

Q: Is Fathom ISO certified?

A: Fathom’s certifications include ISO 9001:2015, ISO 9001:2015 Design, and ISO 13485:2016. 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 Fathom AS9100:2016 certified?

A: Yes, Fathom is AS9100:2016. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.

Q: Is Fathom NIST 800-171 certified?

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

Q: What does a machining business do?

A: A machining business offers fabrication, design, finishing and assembly services.

Q: Does a machining business offer CNC services?

A: Yes, machining businesses offer CNC and other manufacturing services.

Q: Are machining businesses lucrative?

A: Yes, machining businesses can be lucrative.

CNC Quotes / /

Ready for a quote on an upcoming CNC machining project? Do you want to calculate CNC turning costs? Submit your file to Fathom’s SmartQuote application for a fast 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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