The surface treatment, material and application of CNC turned parts are the key factors affecting the performance, durability and overall quality of CNC turned parts.
Apply surface treatments to turned parts to enhance the material’s durability, aesthetics and corrosion resistance. CNC machines are commonly used to manufacture turned parts in a variety of shapes and sizes. The most commonly used materials for turned parts are metals, plastics and composites.
Surface finish options for CNC turned parts
The type of surface treatment that manufacturers typically use on CNC turned parts to improve final appearance, surface smoothness, and other product characteristics. The most common surface treatment options for turned parts are anodizing, plating, painting and powder coating.
Anodizing is a process that creates a durable, corrosion-resistant surface on metal parts. It is typically used in applications where parts will be exposed to salt water or other harsh environments. Anodizing is available in a variety of colors, but the most common are black and clear.
Electroplating is the process of applying a thin layer of another metal to a metal part. This is usually done for aesthetic reasons, but it also increases the durability and corrosion resistance of the material.
Applying a protective coating, such as paint or powder coating, can further increase the durability and corrosion resistance of the metal.
Materials for CNC turning parts
There are a variety of materials available for CNC turned parts. The most common materials used for CNC turned parts are listed below, along with a brief description of each material.
Aluminum: This is a lightweight metal that is easy to machine and has good strength and corrosion resistance. It is commonly used in aerospace, automotive, electrical and other industries.
Brass: This is a metal alloy that is often used for decorative parts due to its ability to be polished to a high luster. It is also corrosion resistant and has good thermal conductivity.
Stainless Steel: This is a popular material for CNC turned parts because it is strong, durable and resistant to corrosion. It is commonly used in the aerospace, medical and automotive industries.
Plastics: There are many types of plastics that can be used for CNC turned parts, including Nylon, PEEK, and Delrin. These materials are lightweight, durable and have good chemical resistance.
Copper: This material is often used in electronic components because of its good electrical conductivity. It is also corrosion resistant and easy to process.
Bronze: This metal alloy is commonly used in bearings and bushings for its high strength and wear resistance. It is also corrosion resistant and has good thermal conductivity.
Uses of CNC Turning Parts
Industries that typically use CNC turned parts are those that require high precision and finishing of tubular or round larger parts. CNC turned parts are used in several industries.
Aerospace, CNC turned parts are used to make aircraft components such as landing gear and turbine engine parts.
In the automotive industry, CNC turned parts are used to manufacture engine and transmission components.
Medical industry, CNC turned parts are used to manufacture implants and prosthetics.
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