Aluminum CNC Machining

Trace-A-Matic specializes in CNC machining aluminum parts and assemblies using cutting-edge CNC turning, milling, 5-axis centers, and high-speed cutting tools. Years of experience provide expert knowledge of cutting a wide range of aluminum materials, their characteristics, and how this material group reacts when machined. Tool selection, cutting pass depths, mill/lathe feed and speed, chip control, and high-pressure coolant are critical in controlling heat generation, which can cause part movement and tool deflection during the machining process. This level of skill ensures world-class precision machining that meets or exceeds the most demanding tolerances. The innovative Trace-A-Matic team is always available to review and guide you during the design and manufacturing process. Our goal is 100% customer satisfaction, providing AS 9100/ISO 9001:2015 certified quality machining resulting in timely turnaround and on-time delivery.

CNC Machining Aluminum

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  • High strength to weight ratio
  • Excellent machinability
  • Excellent corrosion resistance and electrical conductivity
  • Aluminum 2024 and 2000 series contains copper agent and is heat treatable
  • 5000 series has magnesium agent and is a non-heat treatable type of aluminum - aluminum 5052 being the highest strength
  • 6000 series contains silicon and magnesium agent and is heat treatable - aluminum 6061 being common
  • 7000 series contains zinc agent and is heat treatable - aluminum 7075 and 7050 being common
  • Aluminum alloys provide a wide range of mechanical properties

Trace-A-Matic is highly skilled at machining aluminum parts and assemblies. The proper machining tool design and tool material, helix angle, feed rate, radial engagement, material removal rates, chip evacuation, and cutting force are essential to reduce heat and tool deflection. Resulting in precision machined parts to the desired surface finish.

Aluminum machining is a pivotal process in modern manufacturing, leveraging aluminum alloys’ versatility and widespread availability. Renowned for its lightweight yet durable properties, aluminum finds extensive application in industries ranging from aerospace to automotive and electronics. Machining aluminum demands precision and expertise due to its tendency to gum up cutting tools and generate heat during cutting. High-speed machining and cryogenic cooling are employed to mitigate these challenges. CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining has revolutionized aluminum fabrication, achieving intricate designs and tight tolerances with remarkable efficiency. Surface finishes ranging from smooth to textured can cater to diverse aesthetic and functional requirements. With continuous advancements in tooling, techniques, and technologies, aluminum machining continues to evolve, driving innovation across various sectors.

Material Types: castings, forgings, fabricated weldments, billets, bar stock, plate, and sheet metal

Aluminum Machining Services: Engineering, 5-Axis Machining, CNC Milling, CNC Turning, 3D Printing, CMM Inspection, and Extensive Special Machining Processes

Other Standard and Exotic Metals: aluminum, armor plate, brass, bronze, chromium, copper, gammalloy, Hastelloy, Incoloy, Inconel, Invar, manganese, Monel, nickel, Nitralloy, powdered metals, stainless steel, steel, Stellite, titanium, Waspaloy, and many other superalloys

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