ANR Manufacturing Ltd

Unit 1, Jacksons Industrial Estate
Wessex Road Bourne End
Buckinghamshire SL8 5DT
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CNC Milling

What is CNC milling?

CNC Milling uses rotary cutters to systematically remove excess material from a workpiece. The technique involves advancing a cutter into the material, and the process can be manipulated by altering the direction on one or more axes, coupled with adjustments in cutter head speed and pressure. 

CNC milling machines rely on computerised controls to manoeuvre the cutting tool into the desired position. This sophisticated approach allows for the creation of intricate details, slots, holes, and other features on a piece of material, transforming it into a functional and precise part. The key advantage of CNC milling machines lies in their ability to operate with an exceptional degree of precision, meeting the demands of industries that require intricate and accurate components.

There are various types of CNC machines that can cater to diverse machining needs and capabilities. Here they are:

  • 2-axis machines: These machines are adept at cutting holes and slots either vertically or horizontally, but only in one direction. They are characterised by the presence of an x and a z axis, limiting their directional capabilities compared to more advanced models.
  • 3-axis machines: These CNC milling machines introduce an extra axis—the y-axis. This addition enables the machine to cut both vertically and in any direction, although it still lacks the capability to cut from below.
  • 4-axis machines: Adding another layer of complexity, 4-axis machines possess the ability to rotate on the x-axis, providing greater flexibility in machining operations.
  • 5-axis machines: Representing the pinnacle of CNC milling technology, 5-axis machines offer unparalleled possibilities in terms of part sizes and shapes. These machines allow operators to process five sides of a part in a single setup, traversing the X, Y, and Z linear axes while also rotating on the A and B axes.

At ANR, we take pride in delivering high-quality CNC milling machining services that adhere to stringent tolerances. Our commitment to excellence is bolstered by our access to the latest technology, with a specific focus on utilising 5-axis milling machines. This cutting-edge technology allows our engineers to achieve superior finishes and enables the rapid production of complex parts.

The utilisation of 5-axis milling machines is a testament to our dedication to efficiency and precision. These machines facilitate the completion of intricate tasks in a remarkably short time frame, ensuring that orders are not only met on time but, in many cases, are delivered ahead of schedule. Our team leverages the capabilities of 5-axis machining to meet the evolving demands of industries where precision and speed are paramount.

For businesses seeking a reliable, experienced, and competitively priced partner for their CNC milling requirements, ANR are here to help. Our team is equipped to handle diverse machining needs, and our commitment to excellence ensures that every project is executed with the highest standards of quality and efficiency. If you are in search of a machining partner that prioritises precision, technology, and timely delivery, please feel free to get in touch with us.