Computer numerical control machining, or CNC machining, is the automated removal of material from a block, such as plastic or metal, resulting in a finished part.
CNC (Computer Numerical Control) is a method used in modern machining to perform a wide range of associated tasks. The benefit for clients of a machined tool over a manually manufactured part is the accuracy that the machine tool can provide.
Advanced Machine Methods
At Octagon we utilise up to the minute machining methods to produce milled parts, from prototypes to batch work with flexible lead times and at competitive prices. We have 5 CNC machining centres all with 4th axis machining. This department is backed up by pro-engineer and featurecam cadcam systems which support 3D customers` solid models, greatly reducing lead times and costs.
CNC turning is an economical method for making parts that are commonly symmetrical about an axis of revolution. CNC turning can be combined with CNC milling and other processes to make more diverse shapes.
The CNC turning at Octagon consists of 2 small turning centres, both with driven tooling and 3 medium sized turning centres. This section utilises the Feature Cam Turning package, ensuring minimum programming times.