Material / Process Selection

Material selection:

The process of CNC machining operation begins with material selection. Depending on functional requirement, materials are selected based on composition, geometry, microstructure, physical and mechanical properties. Once appropriate material is selected, the rest of the machining parameters fall into place seamlessly.

The selection of the right material can influence manufacturing on many levels. The choice of the right material for a component can be critical to the success of the product. Perhaps the most obvious considerations are manufacturing costs and performance of the end product.

It is a question of understanding the characteristics of the metal. Thorough understandings of various properties of material are very essential factor to achieve the intended overall cost.

Metal components usually need to meet requirements that include and not limited to minimum values for toughness, deflection under stress, resistance to corrosion, durability etc. In assemblies, these requirements may include coefficient of friction; wear resistance.

A balance needs to be sought between costs, manufacturing feasibility and finding the right material for the job. Here expertise on Metal material comes in picture.

Process selection:

“Design a process for cost reduction, manufacturability and performance.”

Process Design:

One of our strength is to take an idea through concept to engineering drawing, prototypes, validation, process design and manufacture of final components and assemblies.

Process design is the most important aspect to achieve design intent for performance, cost and life. We design manufacturing process to optimise Material, Machine hour, Performance and cost. Our experienced and well educated team is well verse on how to achieve difficult balance between these important parameters.

It is very important to select right sequence of manufacturing processes to achieve desired results. Our expertise can help decide sequence or combination of process for optimum cost and time.

Basic processes are,

  • Cutting
  • Turning
    • Conventional Turning
    • CNC Turning
    • De-burring
  • Milling
    • Conventional Milling
    • CNC Milling
  • Grinding
    • Surface Grinding
    • Cylindrical Grinding
    • Internal Grinding
    • Profile Grinding
  • Drilling
    • Through Drilling
    • Counter Drilling
    • Angular Drilling
  • Honing
  • Wire cutting
  • EDM
    • Conventional EDM
    • CNC EDM
    • Reverse EDM
  • Secondary Operations
    • Polishing
    • Lapping
    • Plating