CNC MATERIAL OPTIONS
Formed Mfg Rapid CNC Machining
Formed Mfg is your ultimate solution for all CNC machining requirements. Our user-friendly online quoting system enables you to obtain a quote effortlessly and swiftly, saving you valuable time and eliminating any unnecessary hassle. We prioritize speedy lead times, guaranteeing that your project is completed and delivered promptly. With our advanced capabilities, such as 5th axis machining, lathe services, wire EDM, and custom finishing options, we can handle even the most intricate and complex projects, delivering exceptional quality finished parts. Rely on Formed Mfg for expert guidance, efficient processes, and unparalleled CNC machining services.
CNC Machine Process
CNC manufacturing is a precise and efficient process for creating high-quality parts. It involves computer-controlled machines that remove material from a workpiece to shape it. The process starts with a digital design, which is converted into instructions for the CNC machine. The machine uses cutting tools to remove material, following the instructions in the G-code. The process allows for high precision and repeatability, making it suitable for complex geometries. CNC manufacturing is widely used in industries like aerospace, automotive, medical, and electronics.
CNC milling is a precise and efficient machining process that offers fast and accurate part tolerance. The computer-controlled machines, equipped with rotating cutting tools, can rapidly remove material from a workpiece with high precision. This allows for tight tolerances to be achieved consistently, ensuring that the final parts meet the required specifications. The combination of speed and accuracy in CNC milling makes it an ideal choice for producing parts with precise dimensions and complex geometries
CNC Turning / Lathe
CNC lathe machining is a highly precise and efficient process for turning parts with exceptional accuracy. The computer-controlled machines, equipped with rotating cutting tools, can rapidly shape and turn a workpiece with high precision. This allows for tight tolerances to be achieved consistently, ensuring that the final parts meet the required specifications. The combination of speed and accuracy in CNC lathe makes it an ideal choice for producing turned parts with precise dimensions and complex geometries.
CNC Wire EDM
Wire EDM is a precise and efficient machining process for creating complex and intricate parts with exceptional accuracy. In this process, a thin, electrically charged wire is used to cut through the workpiece, eroding the material through a series of rapid electrical discharges. EDM is particularly suitable for materials that are difficult to machine using traditional methods. Additionally wire EDM offers the advantage of minimal tool wear and a clean, burr-free finish.
CNC Machine Tolerances
96X96X48 MAX PART SIZE
Formed Mfg Sheet Metal
Formed Mfg is your premier supplier for all your sheet metal needs. Our easy-to-use online quoting system allows you to get a quote quickly and without any hassle, saving you valuable time. We are committed to rapid delivery, with the capability to deliver parts in just seven days. Plus, no minimum order quantity is required, making us the perfect choice for projects of all sizes. Our advanced capabilities, including laser cutting, water jet, bending, and forming platforms, allow us to handle even the most intricate and complex projects, delivering top-notch finished parts. Additionally, our custom finishing options ensure that your parts are perfectly tailored to your specifications. Count on Formed Mfg for expert guidance, efficient processes, and superior sheet metal services.
Sheet Metal Process
Sheet metal mfg is an efficient method for fabricating high-quality metal parts. The process begins with a digital design, which is then converted into instructions for the sheet metal fabrication machinery. The machinery uses various techniques like cutting, bending, and forming to shape the metal, per the instructions in the CAD designs. This process allows for high precision and repeatability, making it suitable for complex geometries. Sheet Metal Mfg is widely used in industries like construction, automotive, aerospace, and electronics.
Sheet Metal Laser Cut
Laser cutting sheet metal is a precise and efficient fabrication process that delivers fast and accurate part tolerance. The computer-controlled machines, equipped with high-powered lasers, can rapidly cut through sheet metal with exceptional precision. This allows for tight tolerances to be consistently achieved, ensuring that the final parts meet the required specifications. The combination of speed and accuracy in laser cutting makes it an ideal choice for producing parts with precise dimensions and complex geometries.
Sheet Metal Water Jet
Water jet cutting is a versatile and efficient fabrication process that can create intricate 3D shapes from sheet metal. Unlike laser cutting, water jet cutting uses a high-pressure stream of water, sometimes mixed with an abrasive substance, to cut through the material. This method allows for precise cutting of complex shapes and patterns, even on thicker materials. The absence of heat in this process also eliminates the risk of material distortion, ensuring the final parts meet the required specifications. The flexibility and precision of water jet cutting make it an ideal choice for projects requiring detailed 3D shapes and designs.
Sheet Metal Bending
Sheet metal bending is a critical fabrication process that involves reshaping sheet metal by applying force to it to create a bend or fold. This process is carried out using a machine press, which can create a variety of bends, including V-bends, U-bends, and channel bends. The precision of the machine press ensures that the bends are accurate and consistent, meeting the required specifications. Sheet metal bending is an ideal method for creating parts with specific angles and shapes, making it a versatile choice for a wide range of applications.
Sheet Metal Forming
Sheet metal forming is a manufacturing process that involves cutting, bending, and shaping flat sheets of metal into desired shapes. Forming typically requires creating custom tooling, and employing techniques like deep drawing, stretching, and spinning. Joining methods like welding or riveting are used to connect multiple formed sheets. Finishing processes like sanding, painting, or plating enhance appearance and protect against corrosion. This process is used in various industries to create products like car bodies, aircraft components, and electronic enclosures.
Sheet Metal Punch
Sheet metal punching is a manufacturing technique used to create holes or shapes in flat sheets of metal. A punch and die set is utilized to apply force and cut through the metal sheet. This process is commonly used for creating holes for fasteners or ventilation, as well as for forming complex shapes. It offers precision and efficiency, making it suitable for various industries such as automotive, construction, and electronics. Sheet metal punching ensures accurate and consistent results, contributing to the production of high-quality products.
Sheet metal Tolernaces
CNC MATERIAL OPTIONS
Rapid Tooling & Injection Molding
At Formed Mfg, we specialize in providing rapid tooling and injection molding services. With lead times starting in just 10+ days, we prioritize efficiency without compromising on quality. Furthermore, our scalable tooling approach allows for seamless transition from prototype to production. With the same injection mold tool, we can accommodate both small-scale projects and large-scale manufacturing, ensuring consistency and cost-effectiveness throughout the process.
With our rapid tooling and injection molding services, you can trust Formed Mfg to deliver high-quality, custom-made products in a timely manner.
Injection Mold Process
The injection mold process involves several steps. First, a custom mold is created using durable materials like steel or aluminum. This mold is then filled with molten plastic material, which is injected into the mold cavity at high pressure. The plastic cools and solidifies within the mold, taking the shape of the cavity. After the plastic has hardened, the mold is opened, and the final product is ejected. This process enables the efficient production of complex plastic parts on a large scale, making it a popular choice in various industries.
Rapid tooling is perfect for prototyping offering the option to modify or replace cores as your design changes. This not only saves time but also enables you to refine your design more efficiently. Once you have successfully created a prototype, you can leverage the same tooling to produce short runs of up to 250,000 units. This approach allows you to quickly manufacture a limited quantity of items to meet immediate demand, conduct further testing before scaling up production, and even use as final tooling for low volume production.
When creating a tool for production injection molding, the process typically requires the fabricating of a complete tool. Construction of the tool is typically based on the projects requirements & quantity of parts required, with 4-6 weeks or more to manufacture. Designed with high-volume production in mind, these tools boast multiple cavities and are expertly constructed using robust steel materials. With their exceptional durability, these tools are capable of producing a staggering million or more parts, ensuring efficiency and productivity in your manufacturing operations.
Finishing & Decoration
Injection molding provides a multitude of finishing choices, including texture application, molded-in color, painting, plating, and decoration. Texture improves the surface finish, molded-in color eliminates the requirement for painting, painting permits customization of colors and finishes, plating adds a metallic coating, and decoration options enhance the appearance through printing or laser etching. Formed Mfg team is hear to help guide you through