When it comes to precision engineering one must get the best machines they can. We all know that a machine works with much more precision than humans do, leaving virtually no space for error. This is why computers have replaced human’s control over heavy machinery in many engineering fields. A CNC machine is a computer numerical controlled machine that needs little interfering with a human hand. Unfortunately there are times when people need to check on the machines to ensure they don’t get broken.
A CNC turning centre is the perfect place to call upon if you need to have your equipment checked upon. You might find more centres in your area, so how do you you know which one is the best? First of all you need to make sure the place offers their services to anyone, no matter where they bought their machinery from. This would probably cost more, however if the service is done right you may not need them anytime soon in the near future. High quality work doesn’t always come cheap, but does last.
A good and reputable CNC turning centre should have various equipment under its roof, from various brands, such as Daewoo or Doosan. The centre should also have a milling drill, sub spindle facilities, a C and Y axis, or bar feed capabilities. You should also know that not all facilities own a Citizen C32, or if they do it is not always fit for work up to 32mm in diameter, so make sure to ask about this aspect.
Sometimes the machinery needs new pieces that are not easily found. An experienced CNC turning centre can make these pieces using their own machines numerically controlled by a computer. However not all machine need pieces of the same material. Make sure your centre works with materials like plastics, stainless steel, aluminium, exotic metals, alloy steels, yellow metals, and carbon steels. Keep in mind that the more materials are covered the better their service is, and the more satisfied you will be. Additionally, if you like the results you will go back again and again since trust was built.
There are some spare parts that are more difficult to find or to obtain. As long as the company you have in mind can manufacture pieces between 10mm and 350 mm a/f hex or round bar, you can be certain you needs will be met. Additionally, any CNC turning centre with a good reputation always has enough tools in stock. Their tools must also be of high quality and must cover any maintenance work related to CNC turning.
It may not be a standard, but some companies may refuse service based on the order’s volume. You need to choose a centre that will accept batches regardless of their volume. The more facilities the centre has the better for you and your business. Remember to ask the company you’re interested in if they have facilities for mill, C and Y axis, and drill, or if they can handle sub spindle and tailstock as well.