Precision Machining

Composite Cutter Technology provides precision machining to a variety of industries. Precision machining is the removal of material resulting in a close tolerance part. Close tolerance and high quality are crucial in precision manufacturing.  Our multi-axis work cells provide the machining necessary to provide accurate parts for our customers.

Turning is a machining process where the work piece rotates and the cutting tool remains stationary. Turning is commonly used to describe removing material on the external surfaces and boring is commonly used to describe removing internal surface material. The work piece can be reshaped and resized.   Both turning and boring are completed on a CNC, computer numerical control, lathe.

Milling is a machining process where the work piece is stationary and the cutting tool rotates and advances to remove material.   Endmills, router and inserts are used to shape the material to the close tolerances noted on the prints. The work piece can be resized and reshaped using a CNC mill.

Grinding is the act of removing material by using abrasive wheels to remove the material on the work piece. The grinding wheel rotates and acts as a cutting tool while the work piece either rotates or remains stationary depending on the tool requirements. Grinding leaves a high quality surface finish and close tolerances. CCT utilizes with both CNC and manual grinding machines.

Electrical discharge machining is the removal process where a thin wire is used to cut through conductive materials such as polycrystalline diamond, polycrystalline cubic boron nitride, aluminum, steel and carbide. The stationary work piece is submerged in deionized water and the wire is used to change the shape and size of the work piece. CNC Wire EDM machines are used at CCT with wire diameter as small as 0.002”.