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CNC Machining Aluminium

CNC Machining Aluminium

Flourish Legend has become a professional CNC precision machining company for aluminum component. Regardless of the precision and complexity of the products, we can provide automated machining processes, comprehensive project management, cutting-edge assembly lines, and logistics services. Our mission has always been to assist customers in manufacturing high-quality parts with competitive prices and fast delivery times. aluminum material is widely used in automotive parts, the aerospace industry, building and construction materials, household appliances, and more. Discover how you and your company can benefit from our services.

Basic Knowledge and Considerations for CNC Machining Aluminium

Aluminum Alloy Basics

The most commonly used material for CNC machining is aluminum alloy. Aluminum alloys are versatile, easy to machine, and can undergo various surface treatments. CNC-machined aluminum finds applications in fields such as machinery, sports equipment, aerospace, automotive, marine, communication optics, medical devices, and robotics. It is one of the most popular materials for machining. Aluminum alloys may seem like a single material to those unfamiliar with them, but in reality, there are hundreds of different types and states.


Commonly used series for customized CNC machining aluminum include 2xxx, 5xxx, 6xxx, and 7xxx, such as 2017, 2024, 5052, 5083, 6061, 6063, 7075, and others. Additionally, the same alloy can have different states, denoted by letters such as F for as-fabricated, O for annealed, H for strain-hardened, W for solution heat-treated, T for heat-treated, such as 2024-T351, 6061-T651, and so on. Different alloy types and states have different applications. For example, 2024 is suitable for aircraft structures, truck hubs, propellers, and other components, while 5052 is commonly used for thin sheets due to its good formability and corrosion resistance, finding applications in aircraft fuel tanks, vehicles, ships, instruments, brackets, medical equipment, and various sheet metal parts. 6061 is the most commonly used alloy due to its high strength, weldability, and corrosion resistance, making it suitable for various fields such as automotive, construction, marine, furniture, machinery parts, robotics, aerospace, and more.


Aluminum alloys can also undergo various surface treatments to enhance wear resistance, corrosion resistance, and aesthetics. Therefore, due to its superior performance and affordable price, aluminum is widely used in CNC machining. At Flourish Legend, we not only specialize in machining aluminum alloys but also work with various other metal materials like steel, stainless steel, copper, iron, magnesium alloys, zinc alloys, titanium alloys, nickel alloys, etc. Just let us know the application field and required performance of your product, and we can suggest the most suitable material.


Considerations for CNC Machining

When performing CNC machining on aluminum, here are some specific considerations:


ServicesDescriptions
Tool SelectionChoose suitable tools for aluminum machining, such as single or multiple-flute end mills, ball end mills, or milling cutters. The tools should have good cutting performance and heat dissipation properties.
Cutting ParametersSet appropriate cutting parameters, including cutting speed, feed rate, and cutting depth. Adjust the cutting parameters based on the hardness, thickness of the aluminum material, and the desired machining accuracy to achieve optimal results.
Tool CoolingAluminum has good thermal conductivity, and high-speed cutting can generate heat. Therefore, tool cooling is crucial. Use suitable cooling lubricants, such as cutting oil or coolant, to cool the tools and the cutting area, reducing friction and heat buildup.
Clamping and FixturingEnsure stable clamping and fixation of aluminum workpieces during machining. Use appropriate fixtures and fixture designs to ensure accurate positioning and stability of the workpiece, avoiding vibration, displacement, and deformation.
Vibration PreventionAluminum machining, especially at high cutting speeds, is prone to vibration. Choose suitable cutting parameters and tools to ensure cutting stability, reduce the impact of vibration, and improve machining quality.
Surface ProtectionAluminum is susceptible to oxidation and scratches, so surface protection is necessary during machining. Use proper cutting lubricants and tools to avoid excessive cutting and scratching, maintaining the smoothness and integrity of the aluminum surface.
Clearing the Cutting AreaAluminum generates long chips that can clog the cutting area. Regularly clean the cutting area to ensure the smooth discharge of chips, maintaining cutting efficiency and tool life.
Regular MaintenanceKeep the CNC machine in good condition and proper operation by conducting regular maintenance and cleaning. Regularly inspect the wear and damage of cutting tools and replace them promptly to maintain machining quality and tool life.


These are some specific considerations for CNC machining aluminum. Each machining project has its unique requirements, so adjustments and optimizations should be made based on specific situations and machining processes to achieve the best machining results and quality.



Custom CNC Machining Aluminium Parts

There are several reasons why aluminum is the most commonly used non-ferrous metal. It is highly ductile, making it suitable for a wide range of applications. Its ductility allows it to be formed into aluminum foils, and its malleability allows aluminum to be drawn into rods and wires. Aluminum also possesses high corrosion resistance, as it naturally forms a protective oxide layer when exposed to air. 


This oxide can also be artificially induced to provide even stronger protection. The natural protective layer of aluminum makes it more corrosion-resistant than carbon steel. Additionally, aluminum is a good conductor of heat and electricity, surpassing carbon steel and stainless steel. It finds extensive applications in various fields. Here are the common application areas of aluminum:


Building and Construction Materials
Building and Construction Materials
Automotive Industry
Automotive Industry
Aerospace and Aviation
Aerospace and Aviation
Ship Industry
Ship Industry
Packaging and Containers
Packaging and Containers
Transportation
Transportation
Electronic Devices
Electronic Devices
Household Appliances
Household Appliances



Flourish Legend has become a professional CNC precision machining company for aluminum component. Regardless of the precision and complexity of the products, we can provide automated machining processes, comprehensive project management, cutting-edge assembly lines, and logistics services. Our mission has always been to assist customers in manufacturing high-quality parts with competitive prices and fast delivery times. aluminum material is widely used in automotive parts, the aerospace industry, building and construction materials, household appliances, and more. Discover how you and your company can benefit from our services.

Advantages of CNC Machining Aluminium

High Precision

High Precision: CNC machining aluminum enables high-precision processing, ensuring the accuracy of dimensions and shapes of parts. With precise tool paths and fine control, CNC machines can achieve micron-level machining accuracy, meeting strict engineering requirements.

Capability for Complex Geometries

Capability for Complex Geometries: Aluminum often requires the machining of complex geometric shapes such as curves, holes, and slopes. CNC machining offers multi-axis control and flexible tool path planning, making it easy to achieve complex geometry machining, and providing greater design freedom and innovation opportunities.

Efficiency and Automation

Efficiency and Automation: CNC machining is a highly efficient and automated process. By pre-programming and setting cutting parameters, CNC machines can perform continuous machining operations without manual intervention. Compared to traditional manual operations or semi-automatic machines, CNC machining improves production efficiency and saves time and labor costs.

Flexibility and Quick Changeover

Flexibility and Quick Changeover: CNC machining offers high flexibility, allowing for quick adjustments and production changeovers as needed. By modifying machining programs and changing tools, it is possible to quickly adapt to changes in different products and process requirements. This flexibility makes the production process more adaptable and responsive, suitable for small-batch production and customization needs.



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