CNC Machining Capabilities
Schmit Prototypes’ CNC machining capabilities enable us to produce the finest, highly accurate parts, full-functioning engineering prototypes, piece parts and injection molds. Fast turnaround and high accuracy on CNC parts or molds can be achieved with a wide variety of materials. Using various materials during the concept stage of your prototype will allow your design team to closely simulate the final product appearance, but retain the freedom to make changes. Our highly trained CNC machinists have the experience to help point out any problem areas for future part production.
Our CNC turning capabilities include live tooling which allows us to turn & mill at the same time so features like axial and radial holes, flats, grooves, and slots can be achieved.
CNC Live Tooling
We build low-mid volume injection molds out of aluminum and steel. Our quick-turn CNC live tooling provides customers with a fast inexpensive way of having injection molded parts produced at low volumes. We also excel at difficult geometric designs; to find out more please follow the link below to our Aluminum & Steel Tooling page.
CNC Machining Solutions
CNC milling is a specific form of computer numerical controlled (CNC) machining. Milling itself is a machining process similar to both drilling and cutting, and able to achieve many of the operations performed by cutting and drilling machines. Like drilling, milling uses a rotating cylindrical cutting tool.
CNC Turning is a manufacturing process in which bars of material are held in a chuck and rotated while a tool is fed to the piece to remove material to create the desired shape. CNC lathes or turning centers have tooling mounted on a turret which is computer-controlled.
Electrical discharge machining (EDM), also known as spark machining, spark eroding, burning, die sinking, wire burning or wire erosion, is a manufacturing process whereby a desired shape is obtained by using electrical discharges (sparks).
Our largest machines have a 40” x 24” travel distance.
We work with most metals and plastics, please contact a project manager for specific materials.
At Schmit Prototypes the average delivery time for CNC machining can vary greatly depending on workload and/or project requirements. Schmit has been known to ship within 1 day of receiving the order. Consult one of our project managers for more information on delivery/time frame.
We can accept native SolidWorks (.sldprt) files as well as solid 3D CAD models in IGES (.igs), or STEP (.stp).