CNC Machine

The In-House CNC Machining that Lupton and Place Can Offer

Introduction

Through the process of Computer Numeric Control or CNC as it’s commonly referred to; we at Lupton & Place have the in-house CNC Machining facility and capability of turning ideas into reality.

Our in-house CNC Machining facility utilises computers to control machine tools, such as lathes, mills, routers and grinders. Essentially the machines are programmed using CNC machining language known as G-code, which regulates the feed rate, coordination, location and speeds.

When compared with manual machining there are a vast number of benefits with CNC Machining; namely, the shape can be precisely repeated time and time again. Moreover, often the shapes that are turned are very complex three-dimensional shapes, which otherwise would be profoundly difficult to achieve through normal manual machining.

Our In-house CNC Machining facility

Having the convenience of an in-house facility ensures that we can plan and monitor the process better which has a direct bearing on the quality, undoubtedly by engaging with us there is a single point of responsibility. And in turn, this allows us to provide our clients with affordable solutions in a range of materials to intricate designs.

Our high-quality equipment can:

  • Produce consistent complex three-dimensional shapes
  • Reliable equipment that can meet your exacting requirements and which run 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – we strive to accommodate your demands
  • Our reduction in Supervision and skilled labour allows us to be competitive in the marketplace – essentially the CNC Machines do the work to a high standard.
  • Reduction in waste that is produced which ensures this efficiency in terms of cost is directly passed to you the client

Fully equipped CNC machine shop

All our CNC machines are networked using Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) programs; from this, a computer file is produced which interprets the commands needed to operate a particular machine. The result is a product which matches the original CAD design.

Fitted auto break and wear detection ensure that all our machines produce a high-quality product.

4 Axis Machining

As opposed to the standard 3 axis milling machines, at Lupton & Place, we have 4 axis vertical machining centres. Typically, with a 4 axis machine it has a rotary table so that the 1, 2 and 3 moves back and forth on the x, y and z-axis while 4 moves around them. This facilitates being able to produce complex surfaces and easy milling of awkward angles in a single hit.

Our 4 axis CNC milling machines are precision-engineered which is synonymous for producing high quality and consistent performance with flexible configuration and ease of use. Ease of use being that we can minimise the level of human intervention without compromising on quality, and produce complex consistent products with little waste. We find that any such increases in productivity and efficiency enable us to pass on these savings and ensure our products are competitive.

CNC turning and milling

As well as CNC milling using a computer to control the machine tools with programme language G-code, turning creates a different product using a single point cutting tool. The cutting tool is introduced and sits alongside the material whilst it rotates and basically crisscrosses the 2 axis creating tube-shaped cuts at meticulous depths and breadths.

Similarly, CNC turning is fundamentally an automated process using Computer Numeric Control, and like milling it produces finished products with a precision that would otherwise be impossible to achieve using a manual lathe.

Conclusion

By investing in fast, efficient, the sophisticated technology we can meet the demands of our clients’, with either bespoke one-off solutions or a series of batched produced components.

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