CNC Machining Capabilities

Multi Axis & 5-Axis Machining

Our range of CNC machining equipment allows us to perform highly accurate and intricate machining of complex parts to suit a wide range of assemblies and designs.

multi axis CNC machine

5-Axis Machining

Our 5-Axis machining capabilities allow the production of complex parts from a wide range of materials.

Some examples of our recent work are shown including:

  • Camera gimbal shell clamps made from 6061-T6 aluminium and finished with natural hard anodising.  This part was designed in Solid Works from general dimensions on a PDF drawing provided by the client.

thin wall machining in steel

thin wall machined pockets

cnc machined thin wall curves

Carbon Composites Machining

The industrial automation and robotics fields are recently realising the benefits of carbon fiber designs for many applications requiring light weight combined with high strength.

Carbon composite machining is ideal for parts such as precision telescoping tubes (as shown).  This process can be combined with standard machined components such as aluminium inserts to be bonded to the carbon to provide easy mechanical fastening.

The machining experts can advise you with the design of your carbon fiber parts to ensure the design suits machining techniques and best practices for component assembly.

thin wall machining in steel

thin wall machined pockets

cnc machined thin wall curves

Thin Wall Machining

Thin wall machining is commonly required for parts used in assembly casings, housings & drone parts in a range of industries including manufacturing, Aerospace and the defence industry.

Using precise thin wall CNC machining in key areas of your design is essential for keeping components lightweight whilst maintaining the necessary strength attributes. 

It's important to consider the material when thin walls are required; the expert team at Applied Automation can advise you on the best metals, plastics and alloys to suit your application.

thin wall machining in steel

thin wall machined pockets

cnc machined thin wall curves

Thread Milling

Threading is a common requirement in component and part manufacturing.  Our equipment supports thread milling right down to M1.6 for precision, high quality threads with a high strength.

Thread milling is an advanced technique used by modern and experienced CNC operators in place of tradition threading methods (such as tapping) which have several drawbacks.

Along with a high accuracy, quality and strength of the threads produced by thread milling, this method also allows threading of holes in very tough materials such as titanium.

thread milled holes

thread milling in standoffs

angled thread milling