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Custom Metal CNC Machining Services

For nearly 50 years, Valley Design has specialized in providing creative CNC solutions for all your metal machining needs. Our experienced R&D departments will guide you from initial R&D stages to satisfying your low volume prototype requirements.

Our CNC Machining Capabilities

  • 3 – Axis CNC Machining
  • 4 – Axis CNC Machining
  • 5 – Axis CNC Machining
  • World Class Hypermill Cam Software
  • Solid Works CAD Software

Valley Design is a CNC machining company that can provide your metal parts with the highest level of accuracy by combining our customized CNC with our other conventional and non-conventional machining techniques, including precision lapping and optical polishing. Micron level tolerances are well within Valley Design’s capabilities.

What is CNC Metal Machining?

CNC or Computer Control machining is a modern manufacturing method utilizing computer – controlled Automated high-speed cutting tools that remove layers of material to form complex shapes. Program tool paths utilizing CAD (computer aided design) Convert machine command, utilizing CAM software. These tool paths precisely mill, cut, and shape the material by mounting the cutting tool and the material or both simultaneously.

CNC machining using 5 axis technology involves using a CNC milling machine to move a part or cutting tool along 5 different axes simultaneously. This enables the machining of overly complex parts out of a wide variety of materials. The 5 axes are the typical X, Y, and Z, as well as 2 rotational axes A and C. The A axis rotates in the X, while the C axis rotates in the Z. 5 axis CNC machining can significantly improve accuracy, registration, and true position, and at times 5 different operations can be reduced to 1 or 2 operations, increasing efficiency.

Using 5 axis equipment can reduce processing time, as there is a push towards single set-up machining to reduce lead time and increase efficiency. Our 4 axis and 5 axis CNC machines are fully programmable on all axes and are accurate to micron levels. The Haas CNC equipment has positional accuracy of 5 microns, and repeatability of 2.5 microns on the X, Y and Z axes. Size limitation is 30” in the X axis, 20” in the Y axis, and 16” in the Z axis. Machine travel in the B axis tilt is +110 degrees to -35 degrees, and in the C axis is 360 degrees.

Certifications Include:

  • AS9100D / ISO 9001:2015 Certified
  • ITAR Registered
  • Aerospace AS 9100D Certified

World Class CMM Metrology

Keyence IM-6125 is an Instant Measurement System with a Wide Field Mode and a High Precision Mode.

  • For the Wide Field Mode, The Resolution is .000001”: The Precision is .000040” with an Accuracy of +/- .0002”
  • The High Precision Mode, has a Resolution of .000001”; The Precision is .00002” with an Accuracy of +/- .000080”

Keyence XM-5000 is a Portable System Coordinate Measuring System (CMM).

  • Indication error accuracy ±(7 + 9L/1000) μm *1
  • Repeatability ±3 μm
  • Minimum display unit Distance 0.0001 mm 0.000004″ Angle 0.01 degrees.

Keyence VK-X3000 Series 3D Surface Profiler integrates three different principles in a single unit: white light interferometry, laser confocal scanning, and focus variation. This makes it possible for a single unit to measure and analyze a variety of targets, regardless of their material, shape, or surface conditions. This unit has a resolution of .01nanometer

This non-contact unit is capable of high magnification with SEM-like imaging and magnifications up to 28,800X.

Metal CNC Machining Materials

CNC Services on metals include materials such as:

  • Aluminum
  • Titanium
  • Copper
  • Brass
  • Steel Alloy
  • Low Carbon Steel
  • Tool Steel
  • Inconel
  • Invar
  • Bronze
  • Kovar
  • Cast Iron Zinc

Plastic CNC Machining Materials:

  • Peek
  • PVC
  • Teflon
  • Nylon
  • Acrylic

Valley Design also offers:

  • Ceramic CNC machining
  • Fused Silica CNC machining
  • Glass CNC machining
  • Alumina Nitride CNC machining
  • Macor CNC machining

Choose Valley Design for Metal CNC Machining

Come to Valley Design for all your precision CNC machining requirements.