Aluminum is a malleable and lightweight yet strong material that is corrosion resistant and electrically conductive as well – it is thus a favored and cost-effective choice for precision machining services. It responds favorably to several fabrication methods such as milling, drilling, cutting, punching and bending. In addition, the time required for CNC machining and milling AL grade parts is less than for other types of metals.
That said, there are a few factors that affect the efficiency of aluminum machining. Some of these factors include the microstructure of this alloy, the processing and the equipment. Screw Machine Specialties has several man years of experience in screw machining and our experts are well able to work with and around the challenges and idiosyncrasies of the material. We understand what type of equipment, tools and techniques to use, the cutting speeds, the feed rates etc. Our aluminum machining products are recognized for their quality and performance, meeting OEM customer expectations and drawing requirements.