Precision machining is a manufacturing process that involves removing excess material from a workpiece to create a finished product that meets tight tolerance requirements. Several processes fall under the category of precision machining, including computer numerical control (CNC) milling, turning, cutting, and electrical discharge machining.
Temper Corporation provides high-quality precision machining services to produce components used in diverse industries. We provide design, prototyping, and mass production services that solve the toughest manufacturing challenges.
Precision Machining Methods
Using highly advanced computerized machining tools, precision machining achieves tight tolerances and creates complex geometric cuts that are highly accurate and repeatable. At Temper Corporation, we manufacture precision machined components using several techniques:
- CNC machining. CNC machines follow computer-aided design (CAD) file instructions to produce highly accurate components quickly and cost-effectively.
- Cylindrical grinders. This type of grinding machine is used to shape the outside of variously sized workpieces. A grinding wheel is used to remove material from a rotating workpiece with a high level of precision.
- Electrical discharge machining (EDM). Highly effective for hard materials, EDM removes material from a workpiece using repeated electrical discharges.
- Heat treating. Annealing, tempering, and hardening are some of the most common heat treatments. They are used to alter the base material of a workpiece.
- Laser etching and cutting. These processes involve using high-powered laser beams to make long-lasting markings or permanent cuts. Laser cutting produces clean cuts with minimal waste, while etching produces markings such as bar codes, logos, batch numbers, and more.
- Multi-spindle lathes. This highly accurate and time-saving machinery performs numerous subtractive processes on a rotating workpiece.
- Surface grinders. This equipment precisely grinds workpiece surfaces using an abrasive rotating wheel. Surface grinding can be performed for functional purposes or as a finishing treatment.
- Turning centers. Featuring as many as 5 axes, turning centers rotate the workpiece on a spindle while the cutting tool makes precise cuts.
Materials Used for Precision Machining
Many types of materials are compatible with precision machining equipment. At Temper, we work with an extensive assortment of materials to develop custom products that meet all of our customers' needs. Some of the most popular materials we work with include:
- High-temperature alloys
- Ni 200
- Stainless steel
Precision Machining Applications
CNC precision machining produces items used by nearly every industry. Precision machining methods can be used to produce everything from daily consumer products and industrial machine parts to components that must adhere to rigorous design criteria. At Temper Corporation, we meet the needs of demanding industries, including:
- Power generation
Precision machining services from Temper Corporation deliver tolerances of 0.0001’’ or better. We handle low-volume orders, including prototypes, as well as mass production volumes. We perform automated inspections on all of our products using our Coordinate Measure Machine (CMM) to ensure each component adheres to the desired specifications. If you need replacement parts as quickly as possible and can't wait for OEM parts to ship, our Coordinate Measuring Machine easily and accurately measures any existing part for recreation.
Your Partner for Precision Machined Parts
Temper Corporation has been a trusted source of precision machining services for over 50 years. We produce highly diverse parts used in everything from consumer products to the nuclear energy industry. Our ISO 9001:2015 registered facility is stocked with the most advanced equipment, all purchased within the last 15 years.
Whether you need help with initial design and product testing, creating prototypes, or mass production, the expert team at Temper Corporation can provide a solution that will save you money. You can learn more by contacting us through our website or by calling (518) 853-3467 today.