CNC Milling has several advantages over other manufacturing processes. It is cost effective for short runs. Complex shapes and high dimensional tolerances are possible. Smooth finishes can be achieved. CNC milling can produce almost any 2D or 3D shape provided that the rotating cutting tools can reach the material to be removed. Examples of parts include engine components, mold tooling, complex mechanisms, enclosures, etc.
Looking something like a drill press, a milling machine uses a cutting tool that moves in all three dimensions, removing material to achieve the desired part shape. The cutting tool usually rotates about an axis that is perpendicular to the table that holds the material to be cut. A cutting tool protrudes down from a rotating spindle. A block of material is placed on a moving table below the cutter. While the cutting tool turns, a computer controls the vertical (Z axis) motion of the cutter and the horizontal (X and Y axis) motion of the block of material. The cutter is guided to move through the material, removing portions to create shapes. Additionally, the material can be turned to various orientations in the middle of the process and cutting tools of various shapes can be used.
Ideal Industries understands that you need your parts fast. Our size, experience, and urgency make sure that you’ll get your parts quickly. Many companies looking for a machine shop in Minnesota trust us thanks to our quick turnaround and quality products.
If you need CNC turning, we are one of the most capable and affordable sources and we can get the job done right. We stock a wide variety of materials, use state-of-the-art machines and diligently follow all design specifications. We continually strive to improve and optimize our processes and maximize customer convenience. Our customers range from inventors to businesses to government agencies. We are focused on quality and customer service.
CNC turning provides an economical way to make parts that are commonly symmetrical about an axis of revolution. CNC turning produces parts by “turning” rod material and feeding a cutting tool into the turning material. On a lathe the material to be cut rotates while a cutter is fed into the rotating workpiece. The cutter can be fed at a variety of angles and many tool shapes can be used.
While CNC milling and CNC turning is typically the preferred manufacturing method for most small, medium and large production requirements, manual milling and turning remains an effective method for the production of prototypes, 1-off components and new products for development and test.
In addition to our comprehensive suite of CNC mills and lathes, Ideal Industries has a wide range of manual mills and lathes, which are operated by our team of highly experienced machinists. We are able to produce new or modified components extremely quickly, which is often essential for the rapid development and test of new components.
Our team often utilises manual milling and turning to manufacture prototype parts during the development of new products for clients. This allows rapid product development in much quicker timeframes than could be achieved with separate design and manufacturing locations.
Ideal Industries continually invests in the latest testing & inspection equipment to ensure our machining capabilities are suitable for all types of precision engineering requirements. We take testing and inspection seriously.
At Ideal Industries we understand that ensuring the accuracy of the components we produce is often critical for the application in which they will be used. All of our machining centers feature precision measuring equipment to allow components to be inspected at every stage of manufacture.
All of our inspection equipment is regularly certified and traceable to the Bureau of National Standards. This includes both of our CMM Measuring Machines, Comparators, Surface Measuring equipment, Hardness testing equipment and all necessary gauges.
At Ideal Industries we service a wide variety of industries. Medical, aerospace, agricultural, communications and computer to name a few.
Whether you have the need for prototype, short run or production runs you can be confident that our highly skilled staff and state of the art equipment will produce precision and quality in every part that we make for you.
At Ideal Industries, quality and customer service go hand and hand and we make it our number one priority. Below is a list of machinery that gives us the capability to perform at the highest of quality.
|Qty||CNC Vertical Machining Centers|
|1||Okuma MC – 6VA, 20HP, 25” x 50” x 24”, With SMW PT-200 Indexer|
|2||Mori Seki MV 35/35, 15” x 30” x 20”, With SMW Pallet Changers|
|1||Mori Seki MV – 40, 30” x 17” x 18”|
|1||Mori Seki M300L, 63” x 19” x 18”, With SMW RT – 160 Indexer|
|1||Mori Seki SV – 500/50 32” x 20” x 20”, With Automatic Pallet Changers|
|2||Brother TC – 227, 17” x 12” x 9”, With 12,000 RPM Spindles|
|1||Brother TC – 22B-0, 26” x 18” x 16”, With 16,000 RPM Spindles|
|1||Kira VTC – 40S, 27” x 16” x 18”|
|1||Kira KN – 40VS, 55” x 14” x 18”|
|1||Matsuura MC-710 Vert MC, 25 Tool ATC, BT-40, Yasnac Control With CRT|
|1||Dyna Myte DM 4800, Mitsubishi Cont, 24 Tool, BT-40|
|Qty||CNC Horizontal Machining Centers|
|1||Daewoo DHC 400, 40 Tool, Cat-40, Fancu 21 MB Control, 2 Pallet Schuttle System, 1 Deg Index With Coolant Thru Spdl|
|1||Compumill HMC 410, 40 Tool, Cat-40, Fancu 18M Control, 2 Pallet Shuttle System, 1 Deg Index With Coolant Thru Spdl|
|Qty||Vertical Turning Centers|
|1||Okuma LC – 20 ISC, 20 HP, 20” x 40”, With Tail Stock|
|1||Okuma Cadet, 10 HP, 8” x 15”, With High Speed Hydraulic Bar Feeder|
|1||Hwacheon HI-ECO 31A, 20 HP, 10” x 26”|
|2||Daewoo Puma 240A, 20 HP, 8” x 18”|
|1||Haas TL-15 Sub Spindle, 20 HP, 9” x 18” / Sub Spindle 10” x 10”|
|1||Takisawa TC 20, 8” Chuck, 8 Tool Turret Tailstock, Chip Conveyor, Fancu 21T Control|
|Qty||Manual Milling Equipment|
|5||Bridgeport Vertical Mills Series I|
|1||Bridgeport Vertical Mill EZ-Trac CNC|
|1||Lagun Vertical Mill|
|1||Sajo Vertical Mill|
|1||Kent KTM 3VS Knee Mill, 3 HP, Var Speed Head, Power Feed X & Y, Acu-Rite 200S Dro W/.0002 Res., 1 Shot Lub, 9” x 49”|
|Qty||Manual Turning Equipment|
|1||Summit Engine Lathe, 10 HP, 20” x 72”, Fully Equipped|
|1||Nishimore Engine Lathe, 10 HP, 9” x 36”|
|1||Clausing Engine Lathe, 8” x 32”|
|1||Sheldon Engine Lathe, 6” x 30”|
|1||Hardinge Hand Screw|
|1||DoAll 14” Automatic With Conveyors & Bar Feeder|
|1||Cosen 18” Automatic With Conveyors & Bar Feeder|
|1||Kalamazzo H9AW Cut Off Band Saw|
|1||Power Matic Vertical Band Saw, 20”|
|1||Abrasive Cut Off Saw, 24”|
|1||Abrasive Cut Off Saw, 12”|
|1||Chevalier Precision Hydraulic Surface Grinder, 12” x 24” (Fully Automatic)|
|1||Power Matic Surface Grinder, 6” x 12”|
|1||Brown & Sharpe Universal Cylinder Grinder, 14” x 30”|
|1||K.O. Lee Model BA962 Tool & Cutter Grinder|
|Brown and Sharpe Global Classic 555 CMM with Laser Scanning|
|Brown and Sharpe Numerex CMM|
|All of our inspection equipment is regularly certified and traceable to the Bureau of National Standards. This includes both of our CMM Measuring Machines, Comparators, Surface Measuring equipment, Hardness testing equipment and all necessary gauges.|
|1||Miller Wire Feed Welder|
|1||Airco 295 AMD Production Stick Welder|
|2||Dry Bead Blasting Units|
|1||Vapor Blast Unit|
|1||Hydraulic Press, 20-Ton|
|1||Deburring Tumbling Unit (6.5 Cubic Feet)|
|4||Vibratory Deburring Units|
|1||Hossfeld Bending Machine|
|1||Finger Brake 16”|