The first car hit the road in 1860 and although cars then were purposefully for ferrying passenger from one point to another, the modern version shows quite some impressive advances. The revolutionary moving assembly line meant that mass production was possible and hence uniformity. The past few years have played host to better design options, robotics in the assembly lines and automation in car manufacture. We cannot discuss vehicle making without a mention of CNC Machining.
What is the role of CNC Machining in automotive applications?
A computerized manufacturing process, CNC Machining has made the production of precise auto parts using plastic and metal. Before you can hold the part in question in your hand, the digital model of the part is converted to instructions that a CNC machine will understand. When this set of instructions is sent to the machine, the appropriate components cut bits of material from a block to achieve the desired part. To achieve advanced precision, the configuration of the machine can be varied.
Benefits of CNC Machining in the automotive industry
Almost in tandem, car manufacturers around the world have embraced CNC Machining technology. Enhanced speed of production, repeatability of processes, customization, precision, and automation are some of the reasons for mass adoption. The entire process of designing a vehicle up to testing it for the road can be executed using CNC Machining. Think of this as the shortest possible way of having prototyping and production running back to back.
CNC Machining is quite dynamic in the types of materials that can be used to create car parts. From acrylic material that is best for prototyping headlight covers to under the hood plastic or metal parts, there is no vehicle specification that cannot be made with this technology. In production, count on CNC Machining to produce interior panels, starter motors, cylinder heads, drive-axles, gearboxes, and custom parts.
CNC Machining services at Rapid Direct
Rapid Direct are experts in CNC Machining. Depending on the level of precision required on a project, the capability to offer three, four and five-axis machine options make any project a work of perfection. They facilitate the execution of different types of projects through the provision of a wide range of materials such as steel, various plastics, titanium and metal alloys. Rapid Direct leverages success on the level of expertise of their workers, state of the art machine range and concrete manufacturing network. With all these resources, it is only natural that large scale manufacturing and complex part orders are possible to fulfill.