How To Realize A CNC Model?

By Taylor,WayKen Project Manager

A CNC model is a CNC prototype built before a product going into production, also known as a mock-up. According to different materials, it can be divided into CNC aluminum model and CNC plastic model. As the development of modern industry, more and more industries are paying attention to investment in R&D. In order to adapt to the quickly changing market, it is necessary to advance and accelerate the stage of product development using the CNC model. How to realize a CNC model? There’re some tips for assisting.

Preparation for a CNC model

1. Get ready for the 2D drawing and 3D model

For 2D and 3D files, the design can be done via many tools like Illustrator, Rhinoceros, AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Sketch-Up, etc.) All files should be scaled to the real size and units requiring

CNC model for design

2. Determine the material

Different materials are applied in different industries, it’s important to select the right material for your CNC model. When selecting the material for a given application, there are several factors to consider. Some of the most critical include:

a. Mechanical function or appearance test
The purpose of the products influences the final material used. If some mechanical function is to be realized, the material may need to have better strength. If only for an appearance test, there’ll be more options.
b. Quantity
Quantity is one of the key factors determining the material. A different process is suitable for a different quantity, and different materials will be used during the different processes. Take aluminum, for example, ADC12 is used in die casting, while Al 6061 is used in CNC milling. If the quantity is 2000 pcs, using die casting will be much quicker and saving money, ADC12 will be an option in this situation.
c. Cost
d. Lead time

3. Determine the surface finish

In CNC modeling, various surface finishes are used. Surface finishing refers to the formation of a surface layer with special properties on the product surface of a material by chemical or physical means. Surface finishing improves the appearance, corrosion resistance, hardness, wear resistance, strength, and other properties of a part.
Some common finishes for CNC machined parts could be considered, such as as-machined, anodizing, powder coating, bead blasting, and painting, etc.

Choose a supplier for your CNC model

Concern and think about the below questions before making the decision.
(1) Qualification
A company with qualifications will be more cautious about quality control and customers’ satisfaction.
(2) The length of establishment
The longer the establishment time of the factory, the more experience it has.
(3) Technicians and Equipment
Technical equipment and professional staff are important components of a CNC factory and have an impressive impact on whether the CNC factory can run smoothly.
(4) Does the CNC factory’s expertise match your needs?
Having a supplier specialized in what you need is of many advantages. This will help increase your knowledge, accelerate your product development and make you more professional.
(5) After-sales service
How to treat complaints from customers is a key point in evaluating suppliers. Making mistakes is not terrible, what’s more, the matter is how to deal with the mistake.

CNC model with anodize

Why choosing Wayken prototype for your CNC model

1. Quality:
WayKen is an ISO 9001 certified factory. Through the implementation of a total quality management system, we strengthen quality control and inspection in all processes of production, ensure optimization of the company’s processes and effective communication between customers and departments, as well as train employees in quality awareness and promote continuous technological upgrading to efficiently manufacture high-quality products.

2. Experience and Technology:
Experience and technology play an important role in the field of CNC machining. Especially for some complex parts, Wayken will provide manufacturing design advice when evaluating, prior to manufacturing, the production department will review the parts again to make sure everything’s good and will help process trial assemble the parts for customers before shipment to make sure everything fits well. 

3. Service:
WayKen is not only good at providing quality products but also has a technical sales team taking good command of English and engineering communication. We provide quick response speed, in-time delivery, good packaging, and a positive attitude on complaints about your projects.

Summary

As an ISO 9001 certified factory, WayKen Rapid Manufacturing is a factory with advanced CNC machining equipment that provides CNC prototypes. Engineers and master craftsmen also have over 20 years of experience in this field. WayKen is able to provide the most timely and cost effective solutions and quotes. WayKen is committed to the satisfaction and success of every customer. If you have any questions, please contact us to experience our services.

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