Silver Engineering Works specializes in 3-axis and 4-axis, or multi-axis, machining for components that require high degrees of precision and repeatability. Today, many businesses are using these types of machines for part fabrication and finishing, particularly for parts with dual sides requiring very high tolerances. Our experienced staff can help you determine which type is right for your project needs.

We serve industrial manufacturers, design engineers or machinists looking for professional CNC turning services. The frequency of our CNC turning is unmatched, thanks to CAM software and precision machines like Swiss lathes, Swiss screw machines, horizontal boring mills, vertical boring mills, multi-spindle drill presses and rapid prototyping equipment. We can turn your CAD drawings into perfect products that are ready for production with just a few clicks!

3-Axis Machining

The two primary benefits are the cost of production and overall tolerance.

  • 3-axis machining can produce entire parts in one setup, while traditional multi-axis machining processes require the use of multiple setups. This saves on time and material costs. The more accurate that part is required to be, the more beneficial 3-axis machining becomes because it performs better at tighter tolerances than other processes.
  • On top of these benefits, 3-axis machining often allows for multi-task customers to combine several jobs or projects into one workflow.
  • These customers are often looking to get smaller, easily transportable parts out of their machines quickly – which is also possible with this process.

The complex nature of 3-axis machining can be intimidating, but it’s easy to manage with the right training. Competent CAD technicians are necessary for this process because their expertise ensures that all data input is correct.

4-Axis Machining

The benefits of 4-axis machining are numerous. Specifically, this process offers enhanced speed by doing away with unnecessary machine movements, increased accuracy due to minimal interference from cutting tools and increased material efficiency because the time necessary to complete a single cycle is shorter by up to 20%.

In fact, four-axis machining outperforms two-axis machines in terms of accuracy because it can do so without compromising energy efficiency. With its many advantages and the shortage of skilled workers, 4-axis machining is a viable solution for businesses today.

As more companies seek to produce higher quality parts faster and more efficiently with less mistakes in the process, four-axis machining will become an integral part of modern production methods.

Our Multi-Axis Equipment

Silver Engineering Works’ in-house multi-axis machines include:

  • VM3 Vertical Mill with a 50″ x 16″ x 18″ envelope
  • VMX50 Vertical Mill with 4th Axis capability and 50″ by 26″ by 24″ envelope
  • VMX42 Vertical Mill with 4th Axis capability and 42″ by 24″ by 24″ envelope

Along with our passionate commitment to excellence, our ability to quickly and efficiently produce machined parts in a variety of materials, and our hundreds of years of combined experience sets Silver Engineering Works apart as a leading manufacturer in Colorado.

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