5 Axis Mills Make Complex Parts Simple To Make

A lot of very good things are happening at Lindel Engineering this year including a recent purchase of our third 5 Axis CNC Mill.
 
We used 5 Axis milling (see part picture) to make this part. 5 Axis allows us to make all the features in one operation without letting go of the part.
 
This allows us to create all critical features that have relationships to one another in one operation.  
 
Currently we are backlogged for the next 4 weeks.
 
More exciting news is we are looking at adding a new division soon so stay tuned for more information to come.
 
Lindel excels at making orders for short run production work ( 25-500+ quantity per part number )
 
When you have upcoming machined parts requirements please consider Lindel Engineering.

Does Gold Plating Make CNC Machined Parts Better?

I can say that this is definitely a part that is very nice to look at and hold. While we all know that the plating makes it better by protecting the part from oxidizing, any color plating can achieve this. What I like best about this part is in the details that were achieved in making it. From the small bosses to the ramped runways needed for wiring during assembly. 

What I like best about this part is in the details that were achieved in making it. From the small bosses to the ramped runways needed for wiring during assembly.

Lindel excels as small complex short run production parts of 50-500 quantity. Please keep Lindel in mind for your machining needs.  Lindel Engineering is ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D Certified.

Complex Parts Are No Problem For Lindel

Just the other day a customer came to us and asked if we had the capability to machine one of their more complex parts they had designed. They were in need of some parts in 2-3 weeks with several more every week after that for the next 4 weeks. Our team reviewed the project and accepted the challenge.

You can see the result of our efforts below. Our 5-Axis machine completed a majority of the features and one of our 3-Axis machines finished the base of the part to make the part complete in two operations.

This is another example of the work we do resulting in keeping one of our good customers satisfied on schedule.

Lindel Precision CNC Machining excels at making short run production parts of 50-500 quantity each.

“Is your business seasonal”?

I often have people ask me “Is your business seasonal”? Sometimes before I get a chance to answer they have their next question ready, “When are your busy or slow times”?

With almost 20 years of contract manufacturing experience I have personally found that we are “cyclical rather than seasonal”. We have busy and slow times but I have found it near impossible to predict when they will be. Some of you may be familiar with the expression “Feast or Famine” At times it seems like this to us depending on our current workload.

We just are coming out of a period of having a little more work than our team can produce.

You can probably guess what I am going to say next. J  We have open capacity now and are currently looking for work.

If you have some upcoming demand for machined parts and like working with us I kindly ask you to send your RFQ’s now.

I’d like to say we have unlimited capacity to take orders. What I can say is the first orders we receive we will start on a first-come, first-served basis.

Lindel Precision CNC Machining excels at making short run production parts of 50-500 quantity each.

8 separate operations reduced to 2

Before we invested in a 5 Axis CNC Mill we had been making these parts on 3 Axix CNC Mills. The 3 Axix Mills required 8 separate operations. Each requiring a separate set up and first article. This proess took about 2-3 weeks to complete. When we proammed this for the 5 Axis CNC Mill we were able to reduce the operation from 8 down to two. Once this was completed our production time was reduced from 2-3 weeks down to 2-3 days.  A significant savings in production time and lead time. We now have three 5 Axis CNC mills.

Currently we excel at making short run production parts of 50-500 quantity each.

If you have some upcoming demand for machined parts with these quantities please consider including us in your next request for quote.

Precision CNC Machining from raw material

Hello and welcome to my precision cnc machining blog. Precision cnc machining is the cornerstone of building and creating dreams. Starting from raw material and ending with a precision engineered, multi featured workpiece that functions as it was designed. By utilizing a variety of equipment including lathes, mills, Gibbs programming software and superior inspection equipment we are able to deliver products that stand above the competition. We specialize in Medical Device Manufacturing, Aerospace, Defense and Optical parts. With more than 30 years in the machining business, we understand the importance of quality, communication and delivering as promised. Do you have a project that needs an AS9100 certified machine shop or is your current shop not delivering what they promised? Maybe you are in need of a fast turnaround for your parts delivery? Do you need expert, quality workmanship that creates superior machining? Then you’ve come to the right place. I’m excited to introduce you to your future precision cnc machine shop.

Increasing Precision CNC Machining business

In my last 2 blogs I’ve talked about the process of a machined part from start to finish. I will be continuing that series next month but today I’d like to side step a bit and talk about something very exciting that will impact your next project-Lindel Precision CNC Machining is very proud to introduced 2 new machines into our shop. Last week our new Aberlink CMM inspection machine was delivered. The addition of our new Aberlink CMM machine will help eliminate inspection bottlenecks. Measures approximately 20% quicker than standard variant making it ideal for high volume measuring. The Axiom Too HS also utilizes 0.1 um resolution scales on each axis. Incorporated with state-of-the-art error mapping techniques making this machine the most accurate machine produced by Aberlink-making it ideal for measuring tight tolerances.

The other addition to our shop is the Hass 5 axis machine which will allow us to provide faster delivery on complex parts with a better economic value for our customers. Lindel Precision Machining’s growth makes us the ideal partner for your next short run production.  Click on our quote page to submit your request today.

A Machined Part from Start to Finish-Milling and Axis

In this blog I’m going to talk a little about the different milling machines and the axis that are commonly used in a machine shop, but first let’s define a Mill and an Axis.  A mill is a machine tool for rotating a cutter (milling cutter) to produce or formed surfaces on a workpiece, usually by moving the work past the cutter.  An Axis is a fixed reference line for the measurement of coordinates, an imaginary line about which a body rotates (Source:Dictionary.com).  Now that we know what each of these are defined as let’s talk about the different axis machines and what are commonly used.

In a typical shop you may see a 3, 4 or 5 axis machine.  Since we know the definition of an axis we can begin to think about how these machines work.  A 3 axis machine is designed to hold the raw material stationary while the cutter moves along the axis to make the part.  4th and 5th axis machines are designed to let the part be rotated on different points without the part being touched by the machinist.  This allows for more features to be able to be put into the part and more accuracy in regards to tolerance levels.

In my next blog I’ll talk more about the machined part from start to finish as well as the features and tolerance levels and how these machines make it possible to create the world we live in today.

A Machined Part From Start To Finish

The complexity of a part depends on several factors. The beginning of a machined part is the foundation of a successful product. It all starts with an idea, of course, but that idea needs to be translated properly and accurately in order for the part to have the desired outcome. The universal communication tool that is used is the Partprint and solid model. The prints and model will have everything a machine shop needs to know to understand what the engineer is trying to accomplish, what the final part will look like including any special features that should be added to the part and how the part should function. In my next blog I will talk about the different machine types and how each machine serves a special purpose depending on the part.

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