CNC routing typically produces consistent and high-quality work used for cutting various hard materials, such as wood, composites, aluminum, steel, plastics, glass, and foams, and improves factory productivity.
Unlike a jig router, the CNC router can produce a one-off as effectively as repeated identical production. Automation and precision are the key benefits of CNC router tables.
A CNC router is very similar in concept to a CNC milling machine. Tool paths are controlled via computer numerical control. The CNC router is one of many kinds of tools that have CNC variants.
Other plastics are often CNC routed/machined and they do not need expense tooling. The program made from a .dxf file is all we need to get started. A .pdf dimensioned drawing to check vital dimensions is used to verify the accuracy of the machining.
As we never charge for tooling at Materials Direct we decide the best practice of manufacturing and follow up with the quality procedures to meet the exacting standards of PPAP and other standard procedures.
CNC Routing is a process of a spinning drill-like tool able to “machine/route” material away to form simple to very complex shapes and with 3 dimensions.
We are proficient in making Lithium Ion cell carriers for instance in the Electric vehicle markets. We supply ultra-lightweight structure foam with vibration damping and fire retardancy properties called UniFoam.
We will determine the best way of manufacturing the parts you need and so you do not need to be involved with the process unless we are fulfilling an Automotive, military, aerospace or medical PPAP or control plan for processing the parts.
CNC Routing is often used over all the industries we serve. It depends upon many issues such as quantity, quality, finish, size, and price of the finished part.
Many customers use our fast services to machine parts within 24 hours and having the ability to change the design each time it is made helps with prototyping before we supply parts in higher volumes.
With CNC Routing we are often able to produce 3D printed items as an alternative as well as cast mould parts if it lends itself to high volume manufacturing instead of CNC machining.
Materials Direct is approaching this market in a way that is easy to order and specify in Electronics across all industries. Customers who need a certain brand of material that does not appear on the site can apply for us to add this stock to the site’s portfolio based on potential usage.
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The main problem for design engineers and purchasing has been until now the quick supply of parts as often the custom pad is one of the last items to be specified in the design of an Electronic assembly.
Materials Direct not only provides an instant quote but gives the buyer the offer of uploading their custom design for it to be manufactured within 24hours if the material is in stock.
All of our CNC Routing services are carried out by experienced and trained professionals who have a high understanding of how the machines work and how they should be used.
Materials Direct will also only source materials from trusted Brands.
'Very fast reply, very good order following and delivery in 24H. to recap a very good experience with Materials Direct for a very urgent need. I recommend a lot.'
'Having the ability to be supplied with precision cut materials for prototypes within 2 days has been excellent!’
'We have the need for small to medium batch sizes of various technical materials and Materials Direct have been highly responsive to our urgent needs'
‘We have had to change our designs in the development stages three times. Materials Direct did not charge for these changes as the sizes stayed the same. Excellent!’
‘Precision and high quality of parts received have been consistently to a high standard.’
'Buying online with Materials Direct has proven to be more efficient in time and deliveries, especially when scheduling future orders.’
Each sector has its own unique requirements and specifications. Materials Direct works to ensure that each sector we supply to, receives the highest quality and best-performing products in relation to their industry and specific need.
The Aerospace industry demands the highest performing, most reliable technical materials to protect their electronic assemblies.
Automotive applications range from Engine management systems to motor drive controllers and custom-made gaskets and pads.
Industrial electronics are robust, have long lifetimes, are cost-sensitive, and suitable for use within difficult environments.
Sufficient thermal management in LED lighting can preserve longevity, increase reliability and optimise performance.
Materials used in military applications need to be of the highest quality and performance, often very rugged to very exacting standards.