Low Volume CNC Machining

Low-volume CNC machining is often used to create short runs of parts or prototypes. This technology enables manufacturers to produce small quantities of high-quality parts at an affordable price. Low-volume machining requires innovative workholding and a streamlined production process to minimize machine setup time. Elimold excels at low volumes and prototypes.

Cost-Effective Low-Volume CNC Machining Solutions

Elimold is a professional CNC manufacturer that provides low-volume CNC machining. We specialize in CNC turning, CNC milling, and CNC machining. We offer surface treatments such as powder coating and anodizing. We provide assembly services for both small and large-volume orders for a variety of markets. We have the ability to meet our customers’ needs, regardless of quantity. Our experienced team is able to provide end-to-end product solutions. We provide CNC materials at the lowest cost. Our customized solutions drive innovation in production, cost savings, supply chain, and reduced time to market. Whether you have one piece or 100,000 pieces, we will adjust the schedule to meet or exceed your delivery requirements the first time. We utilize modular tooling concepts to quickly set up and run your jobs to ensure accuracy and repeatability in a cost-effective process. We create job packages with routing instructions and process inspection reports to control your part quality. Use extra pallets to set up the next job while completing the existing job to reduce startup time.

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CNC Machining Production Capabilities

Our services focus on solutions and flexibility. We take the time to understand your project and leverage our facilities for manufacturing. We can help get your product ready for market by:

  • Cosmetic finishes
  • Multiple surface finish options
  • Tight tolerances
  • Custom materials
  • Production tooling
  • Hardware assembly
  • Parts that can measure 1200x700x650mm maximum.
  • Standard: ISO 2768-mK
  • Accuracy: +/- 0.01 mm (metal) and +/- 0.05 mm (plastic)
  • Bores (Reamer)
  • Shafts (Grinding machine)

Types of Small Batch CNC Machining

A number of CNC machining processes are compatible with small batch production. Certain capabilities are required to successfully achieve cost-effective, low-volume production. These include CNC milling, which allows for complex designs and tight tolerances, CNC turning for fast production speeds, subassembly for added value, and finishing processes that enhance product aesthetics.

Small Batch CNC Machining Materials

Many different types of materials are compatible with small batch CNC machining. We offer over 70 materials, all scaled to ensure cost-effectiveness.

  • Aluminum
  • Stainless Steel
  • Brass
  • Mild Steel
  • Alloy Steel
  • Tool Steel
  • ABS
  • Nylon
  • PTFE (Teflon®)
  • POM
  • Polycarbonate (PC)
  • HDPE
  • PEEK

One-stop service

With a wide range of 3-axis and 5-axis CNC milling machines, CNC lathes and EDM machines, we can CNC process parts in different directions and operate them simultaneously to minimize delivery time. We have 100+ 3-axis and 5-axis CNC machines, as well as CNC, lathe, EDM, engraving, sandblasting and professional finishing teams, so we can provide one-stop parts. This ensures that we have enough capacity to serve different customers’ projects of different sizes at the same time.
With the continuous production of parts in different industries and materials, we manufacture a large number of fixtures, tools and threads, which will help us manufacture parts with precise dimensions and reduce costs.

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From initial design to prototypes and full production, you can count on us to deliver quality parts on time and on budget!

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Strong inspection capabilities and effective inspection processes

Our company has an excellent inspection team with well-trained and experienced inspectors focusing on batch product inspection. Coordinate measuring machines (CMM), 2D optical machines, digital calipers, height gauges, etc.
We are doing the first batch of products to ensure that the production is going smoothly and correctly. If there are any problems, the production will be stopped immediately. Our comprehensive inspection capabilities and production capacity help us provide customers with stable quality and competitively priced batch products CNC machining parts with fast delivery.

Types of Small Batch CNC Machining Finishes

A variety of machining finishes are available for small batch CNC machined parts. The ideal finish for a particular part largely depends on its functional requirements.

  • From a RAL or PANTONE reference, or a sample
  • All kinds of finishing: Satin, matte, glossy, soft touch, textured and chrome-style paint
  • Chrome bath (glossy, matte or satin appearance)
  • Chrome bath with electrical conductivity
  • Smooth or shiny appearance
  • Transparent for PMMA and PC parts
  • Manual polishing or steam polishing for details on optical parts
  • Standard zinc plating
  • White zinc plating
  • Yellow zinc plating
  • Tin plating
  • Nickel plating
  • Galvanization
  • AG5 silver plating
  • Oxidizing
  • Burnishing
  • Nitriding
  • Quenching and tempering (HRC)
    … non-exhaustive list
  • Ra 6,3 to Ra 0,1 µm
  • Glossy or matte appearance in various colors
  • Granular appearance (similar to your chosen VDI 3400 reference)
  • Brushed appearance
  • Printing / Tampography / Silk printing
  • Metallization
  • Laser engraving

Alternatives to Small Batch CNC Machining

Small batch CNC machining may not be suitable for some applications due to part complexity or specialized tooling required to produce parts. In that case, there are several alternatives to small batch CNC machining, depending on the part volume and lead times required.

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Industries and Applications for Low-Volume Production CNC Machining

  1. Automotive: CNC machining is used to produce automotive parts such as engine components, transmission components, and chassis components.
  2. Electronics: CNC machining is used to produce a variety of electronic components such as housings, connectors, and heat sinks.
  3. Medical Devices: CNC machining is used to produce a variety of medical devices such as implants, surgical instruments, and prosthetics.
  4. Consumer Products: CNC machining is used to produce a variety of consumer products such as electronics, toys, and household appliances.
  5. Defense and Military: CNC machining is used to produce a variety of defense and military components such as missile components, weapon systems, and armored vehicles.
  6. Jewelry: CNC machining is used to produce high-end jewelry, creating intricate and delicate designs.
  7. Tooling: CNC machining is used to produce tooling components such as molds, dies, and fixtures.
  8. Prototyping: CNC machining is often used in the prototyping process to create functional prototypes that can be used for testing and validation. CNC machining is highly flexible and scalable, making it ideal for iterative design processes.

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Start the production process by telling us your project, send us your 3D file. Our experts will contact you to help. You will receive your parts on time.