Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining is the process manufacturers use to accurately reproduce parts. What makes it unique is a computerized system and control console that enable the operator to program the machine to manufacture custom parts with absolute numerical precision.

CNC machining is used for manufacturing objects that require a high level of precision that would be impossible to achieve through manual machining. It is ideal for repetitive tasks where there is zero tolerance for variation, and where complex three-dimensional shapes are produced.

The fact that it is a computer operated system offers a primary advantage for future manufacturing runs of a particular product. Once the numerical program has been set up, it is simply loaded into the system as repeated runs are required.

At Detroit Name Plate Etching we use the “drop-in” tooling method to manufacture nameplates and panels in a wide range of shapes and sizes customized to your needs. This manufacturing method is important when your products require a tight dimensional tolerance.  It provides unparalleled accuracy for engraving trademarks, serial numbers and logos on your tags and panels.

This method can be used to engrave a variety of metals, including:

  • Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Copper
  • Brass
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc
  • Titanium

Should you have the need, countersunk holes, threaded holes and Pem studs can be added to your name plates and tags. It is ideal for engraving Braille, identification badges, control panel information, legend plates, conduit and cable tags, receptacle cover plates, serial number tags and logo tags.

Please contact us to discuss your custom, precision manufacturing needs. We have your solutions!