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Different machining and manufacturing processes fit different circumstances. If you need a bulk production of simple solids, mold injection can get you identical products; if you need modifications and custom tags, engraving works. But if you’re testing new parts for improvements or an increase in your product offerings, CNC machining is the best choice. Here’s why:

Reduce your costs for experimentation.

One of the costliest areas of business is experimentation, or research and development. Not only does it use up man hours without any guaranteed return, it can also cost your company in terms of physical resources and base materials if you specialize in physical machinery and goods. But all the 3-D computerized models in the first stages of development can’t replace physical tests. CNC machining can quickly build any prototype parts you need because it doesn’t use expensive molds and can create parts from blocks of base materials.

Use a wider array of materials than with 3-D printing.

Tools and parts need to come in different materials, especially if you’re testing what works best for finished products. Because CNC machining drills and takes material away from a block of base material instead of building it. 3-D printers and FDM prototyping┬áhave a more restricted range of possible materials so those processes can’t be used for parts in industrial machinery or high-impact positions.

Research and development is not a guaranteed endeavor, but it’s important to make sure the testing is a uniform and high-quality as possible. Go to Detroit Name Plate Etching here to get started.