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DEK is experienced in providing a wide range of CNC machining aluminum services with impeccable quality, reliability, and quick-turn product manufacturing. DEK in-house hundreds of advanced CNC machines ensures unparalleled design and manufacturing capabilities. As a top CNC machining service provider, we are certified in CNC aluminum machining like CNC aluminum milling, CNC aluminum turning, and CNC aluminum Drilling.
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DEK expert engineers are experienced in working with different grades of aluminum material to cater to aluminum machining needs. Our services include machining Aluminum 2024, Aluminum 5052, Aluminum 6063, Aluminum 6061, Aluminum 7050, Aluminum 7075, Aluminum MIC-6 grades.
DEK offers extended options in coating and finishing to give your parts the look they needed depending upon the requirements of your project. Be it shot blasting, sandblasting, anodizing, polishing, electrophoresis, oxidation, powder coating, or painting we give you all options that suit your need.
We at DEK provide aluminum CNC milling services that hold several advantages as compared to our competitors in the market. With our top-notch engineers and technological machinery, we can create complex geometrical features on aluminum for prototyping and low-volume production. We have CNC milling machines designed to run on different projects with impressive finishing capabilities, to serve you with quick-turn results.
DEK CNC turning machining solutions provide low-cost parts for cylindrical geometries. From CNC aluminum prototyping to full production of aluminum parts, our CNC turning machines produce highly accurate with best quality parts to meet your CNC aluminum machining requirements. Just upload the CAD file and get the free quote within an hour and we’ll get your manufacturing started.
Need small aluminum parts with cylindrical features in large quantities? We offer you our CNC swiss turning machining process ideal for precision manufacturing. This process differs from the other machining method because it employs the swiss type of machining process that uses guide bushing. You can trust our seasoned expert engineers with specialized CNC aluminum machining for intricate components manufacturing.
We provide centerless grinding services for the different aluminum grades to produce high-end results from our centreless grinding on difficult applications. This process employs abrasive grinding or cutting to remove the material from the components. We specialize in producing different aluminum parts used in a wide variety of industries like aerospace, automotive, healthcare, and consumer electronics.
Surface grinding is the process of removing the incremental material to make the surface smooth, attractive, and functional. Our engineer is experienced in grinding the different aluminum parts to make them practical and usable in different applications.
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We have different machining services for every single aspect of your project needs. We at DEK make changes to your different aluminum parts according to your applications.
Our engineers have mastered the art of CNC machining aluminum and delivering the exact product every single time that checkmarks all your aluminum part requirements.
We deliver your CNC machining aluminum parts anywhere in the world within the quoted time. Our modern CNC machines are efficient in quick-turn production.
Our client can find out about the raw material we used in the making of their product because we certify our end-product to give our clients traceable information.
We have a team of experienced engineers who has the expertise of working on different industries projects for years and can handle challenging scenarios to give you the best output.
Due to the high competition of the supplier of CNC aluminum machining service, we offer a low and unbiased pricing strategy to our valuable clients.
To DEK, Dr. Deming’s textbook remark is not a theory, but a practice we have been conducting every single day. We work on the principle that quality comes during the process of manufacturing, not after the fact.
We use advanced production technologies and strict control systems to ensure high quality. More importantly, the quality-oriented attitude has been so entrenched in the mind of every single employee.
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Yes! Other suppliers are afraid of precision parts, but we like precision parts very much. This is because we have rich experience in the production of precision mold components, the tolerance we did can reach ±0.001mm, which is impossible for 99.9% of prototype manufacturers.
Yes, we understand the importance of prototypes to you, so we will sign a confidentiality agreement and fully comply with it.
Definitely! Our predecessor is precision machining shop, and 100% inspection of each part is our daily basic work. We will check the size, tolerance, color, and other details before leaving the factory. If you need an inspection report, we will send it with goods together.
DEK is one of the best suppliers of CNC machining aluminum products in the Chinese market. There support team always response quickly to my query and simply explained everything. I am working with them for quite a time and they always proved themselves extraordinary. We trust the quality and capabilities of the DEK for delivering the product we needed and hope to continue our working relationship with them.
Currently, we are working on some automotive parts and required the aluminum material which is used in the automotive industry. We trusted DEK for supplying the CNC machining aluminum parts for our applications and it makes us happy to say that they delivered beyond our expectations. They are friendly and professional. DEK also responded to our queries promptly and quickly.
This frequently asked question guide will answer your all queries related to CNC machining aluminum. These detailed answers are from our experts’ team in aluminum machining.
Aluminum is one of the most popular materials for CNC machining projects due to its physical properties. Aluminum is a strong material which makes it ideal for mechanical parts. Its outer layer is oxidized which makes it resistant to corrosion from the elements. These properties make them the most desirable material across all industries like aerospace, automotive, healthcare, and consumer electronics.
Aluminum offers the advantages that make the CNC machining process more easy and improved. Unlike other metals with the same properties, aluminum offers impressive machinability which makes the cutting tool penetrates to different grades of aluminum easy and it is also easy to shape. Because of these properties, aluminum can be machined three times faster the steel or iron.
Some detailed benefits of aluminum CNC machining are as below:
The main reason why aluminum is the best option for CNC machining is that it’s easy to machine. This specific feature benefits the manufacturer, the business owner who is ordering, and the one who is eventually going to use it. Aluminum is easy to shape and can also be cut quickly with accuracy. These properties make the processing timeframe short and cheaper because less labor and less operating time are required. Good machinability also means less deformation while the cutting tool goes through the workpiece.
CNC machined aluminum parts are good electrical conductive. Though they are not as conductive as copper pure aluminum is 37.7 million conductive at room temperature. Alloys have lower conductivities than aluminum like stainless steel.
Corrosion resistance depends upon the different grades of aluminum. Grades which are popular for CNC machining are fortunately most resistant like 6061, it offers excellent resistance against corrosion. Strong aluminum alloy tends to be less resistant to corrosion because they contain alloyed copper.
CNC machined aluminum parts are mostly used in the consumer electronics industry, not only for its strength and weight but also for their aesthetics. Aluminum is also receptive to paints and tints, it can be treated with anodization, a procedure used for the surface finishing which thickens the oxidized and protective outer layer of the part. This process takes place after the machining is done. Anodizing makes it easier to add color to the aluminum machined parts since the anodized outer layer is porous. Dyes find their way through the pores and are embedded in the tough outer part of the metal part.
Aluminum is highly recyclable which makes it the first option for businesses looking to minimize the environmental impact or for those who are seeking to reduce the material wastage and reduce the cost. In CNC machining the recyclable material is important due to a large amount of wastage.
Aluminum has the most desirable physical properties which make it ideal for CNC machining, these two important factors are its high strength and lightweight. These properties make it the best option for the parts used in the aerospace and automotive industries. Shafts and aircraft fitting are the two main parts that can be machined from the aluminum.
Following are the industry often use aluminum CNC machined parts:
Due to its high strength to weight ratio it is used in the aerospace industry. Several parts including aircraft fittings are made from CNC machined aluminum.
Several automotive parts such as shafts, valves, chassis, and other components are made from aluminum.
Aluminum is an electrically conductive material and CNC machined aluminum parts are extensively used in electrical appliances.
Aluminum does not react with most organic elements and plays important role in the pharmaceutical and food industries.
It is also used in sports equipment manufacturing and baseball bats and sport whistles are made from the aluminum CNC machining
Due to aluminum properties to retain mechanical properties below sub-zero temperature it is desirable in cryogenic applications.
These are the aluminum best suitable for CNC machining:
It is the most popular aluminum in the market and it is offered as a standard grade for CNC machining by manufacturing companies. Aluminum 6061-T6 is easy to machine versatile and also has a different heat treatment. It is also used in a wide variety of applications. Common applications include automotive parts like valves, bicycle frames, chassis, and many others.
It is used for high-strength and performance applications. 7075-T6 is known for its excellent strength-to-weight ratio and its hardness is sometimes compared to the softer steels. Widely used in aerospace and military industries and some of the common applications are missile parts, fuse parts, and aircraft fittings. Aluminum 7075-T6 is also used in sporting goods and bikes for the high-performance.
It is a moderate to high-strength alloy with good fracture toughness and fatigue resistance. It is not as strong as above mentioned aluminum but is still suitable for aerospace applications. Aluminum 2024-T4 common applications are transport vehicle parts, wing tension members, and aircraft fuselage.
It is used for producing stable, high tolerance plates from its unique combination of alloy and casting methods. Aluminum has good stress-relieving properties and excellent accuracy and machinability. It is smooth and lightweight and used in machining components, electronics, and laser technology.
Its properties are similar to 6061 but have slightly higher tensile strength. Aluminum 6082 has the highest strength out of all the series alloys and also has impressive corrosion resistance. It is used in general purpose applications for the added degree of strength and toughness. It is popular in construction and used in bridges, trusses, and towers.
There are many types of aluminum used in CNC machining but the most common types are mentioned below:
Also known as “the butteriest of the butter” is the most machinable of all the aluminum grades. The downside of this grade is that it has low corrosion resistance and is necessary to be treated by anodized.
This grade is usually used in the military and aerospace industry because of its mechanical properties like high strength and resistance. The drawback of this grade is that it has bad welding properties and low corrosion resistance.
It is used in forming application because of its softness. Commonly used in the marine industry because of its impressive corrosion resistance.
It has good mechanical properties like weldability and is ideal for the extrusion process due to its toughness and medium to high strength. It is used in 5 axis machining.
Same function as 6061 but more commonly used in extrusion. It is stiff which makes it harder to machine.
7075 has exceptional fatigue strength and is suitable for welding. Most commonly used in tough parts like fuselages, rock climbing kits, bicycle parts, and aircraft wings. Good in corrosion resistance.
Aluminum is available in a range of different alloys and is cost-effective for CNC machining. It is highly machinable and also has a low raw material cost associated. So because of these reasons, there is no wondering that most of the manufacturers choose aluminum over other material as CNC machining metal. It also has good corrosion and temperature resistance.
Whereas stainless steel is also available in a range of alloys and is used as versatile and popular CNC machining material. Stainless steel is not machinable as aluminum but has good machinability to low material cost ratio. Stainless has certain properties like chemical resistance, high strength, and hardness, these properties can be proved ideal for your applications. It is used in aerospace, automotive, healthcare, food, and marine industries.
The use and easiness of CNC machining on both materials solely depends upon the parts manufacturing is producing and its application. If you compare, CNC machining on aluminum is much easier as compared to stainless steel due to its mechanical and physical properties. However, to ensure that you are choosing the most accurate and efficient material, keep in the loop with the manufacturer that can guide you through the process.
CNC milling is most commonly used in machining aluminum parts. The operation of CNC milling involves the rotation of the multi-point cutting along its axis, while the workpiece remains stationary. The cutting of material is achieved by the motion of either workpiece, the cutting tool, or both of them combined.
In the CNC turning process, the workpiece rotates while the single-point cutting tool is stationary along its axis. To achieve the removal of the material, either workpiece or the cutting tool carries motion against each other.
Swiss turning technology is one of the methods used in aluminum CNC machining. In this process, the headstock of conventional lathe machines is fixed at one position. What makes the swiss turning machines different from other conventional machines is their moving headstock. It is used in automotive, watch, medical, electronics and hardware, aerospace, and military industries.
It is a machine in which a grinding tool is used as a cutting tool for the removal of the material from the workpiece. It is an abrasive machining process in nature where abrasives are places on the corners and surface of the grinding wheels which make the finishing process more accurate. This method is one of the aluminum CNC machining processes used for the finishing of aluminum products.
It is one of the many processes used in aluminum machining. It uses the abrasive method to remove the material from the workpiece. This process involves two rotating cylinders, a regular wheel: which controls the piece rotation speed and feed rate for in-feed grinding, and linear travel for through grinding. And the second cylinder is a large abrasive grinding wheel
CNC EDM is mostly used to create precise micro holes, tapered features, slots, and other more complicated features in the aluminum material. This method is used for hard metals which are difficult to machine to the needed shape.
It is an electrochemical treatment that produces an oxide layer in an electrolyte solution on aluminum. Machined parts are anodized to provide a reliable and inexpensive procedure to improve the resistance and color of aluminum. It changed the face of many industries and revolutionized the requiring lightweight, corrosion-resistant, and strong aluminum profiles for decorative façade panels, window frames, and other elements. Today it is used to protect satellites, skyscraper facades, and many components from medical and aerospace industries.
Rusting is a form of corrosion that is specific to iron and steel because they contain iron. Rust is the name of iron oxide, it occurs when iron and steel bond with the oxygen and undergoes oxidation. Thus, aluminum cant be rust.
China is the global leader in CNC aluminum parts manufacturing has so many suppliers are offering the same service at competitive prices. So it is necessary to choose the best one with experience in aluminum CNC machining parts and provides the above-par service. We at DEK never compromises on the quality of your product and keeps our client in the communication loop throughout the production process to ensure we deliver what was expected from us. Below are the qualities that make us stand out from our competition:
Our top priority is our quality, we never compromise on our quality and promise our customers to provide above-par quality with utmost service. We have built a very effective quality management system to ensure you get the best and get it every time. We are ISO 9001 certified
DEK employs many modern instruments to make every product as you wanted, we have Carl Zeiss, CMM, Spectrometer, X-ray Detector, and Cleanliness testing lab, etc, to assure the good quality and accuracy in CNC aluminum parts.
With our measurement lab tool, we ensure strict inspection of the aluminum die casting machined parts from raw material to the finished product. DEK guarantees all the parts up to mark and according to the client’s requirements.
Aluminum CNC machining service is a cheap process as compared to other machining techniques and aluminum CNC machined parts are used in different industries due to it’s unique physical and mechanical properties. Below mentioned are some of the features of aluminum that makes it less expensive:
Aluminum parts do not chip and flake. It is also strong corrosion-resistant and can endure outdoor conditions for more than five years.
Anodized Aluminum part’s service life is longer than other parts and also has a lower manufacturing cost.
Aluminum parts can remain in the same condition throughout many years and can be cleaned through soap and mild detergent to remove the dirt.
Yes, DEK offers top-notch aluminum CNC machining services worldwide. DEK is one of the top Aluminum CNC service providers in China specialized in producing the best aluminum part. With more than 25 years in the CNC aluminum field, DEK has worked with major industries worldwide and delivered high-caliber and exceptional CNC aluminum parts to its client on a competitive budget.