Milling is a precision machining process used to create a wide variety of complex and basic shapes within a metal. While it is a common engineering service, finding a subcontractor in Australia with the knowledge and equipment to carry out this type of work on large and heavy workpieces can be difficult.
Large part machining still requires the same level of precision as the tiniest pieces of metal. When slotting parts together, ensuring that everything fits like a glove means better efficiency during operation and the prolonged lifespan of your equipment. So what kind of alterations can be carried out on large and heavy industrial parts using a milling machine? And where in Australia can you find a workshop with large milling capacity?
Milling machine capabilities
Milling is best suited to projects that require the cutting of complex shapes into a metal part. Your metal component may need features such as slots, pockets, holes and 3D surface contours. A milling machine can be used to fabricate entire parts, or provide the finishing touches on a component that’s basic shape has already been created using other machining processes.
Large milling capacity for unique projects
Subcontract milling is ideal for large and heavy industrial parts that require unique features. Many machines within the energy, construction and engineering sectors demand custom components, fabricated to exact measurements. Employing an engineering workshop that specialises in large, heavy machining will produce the most accurate results.
CNC milling machines for enhanced precision
The milling of large parts can only be achieved with substantial milling machines. At Prime Engineering, we have seven milling machines in our workshop capable of cutting into a wide variety of metal components. From the very small to the very large, our CNC milling machines will maintain absolute precision when removing metal from parts to create the exact shapes and surface contours that you require. Prime has many years of experience carrying out heavy CNC machining, altering components from drawings or solving problems from scratch.
Milling services for prototypes
Machinery builders often enlist milling services for truly one-of-a-kind pieces of machinery, such as prototypes. The range of features that can be accomplished using a milling machine makes them perfect for such customised work. Furthermore, milling machines can work on a vast array of metals such as alloy steel, cast iron, stainless steel, aluminium and copper.
Milling services for toolmaking
Engineers can use milling machines for large toolmaking. Whether you need press tools, form tools, blow or vacuum moulds, punches or dies, a milling machine is capable of creating the complex features required for tooling. A combination of end milling, chamfer milling and face milling can be carried out to fabricate the exact tooling that you’re after.
Do you have a metal part or component that requires large milling capacity? Contact Prime Engineering today to discover the efficiency and accuracy of CNC milling machines and an experienced milling subcontractor