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What types of CNC machining are offered at VeriForm?

Published Saturday, August 22, 2020

CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) machining is a specialized manufacturing and fabrication process that uses computer software to direct the movement of shop tools and machinery. Like manual methods, it machines a workpiece into a desired shape and size, but CNC sheet metal fabrication is rapidly becoming a preferred solution for the following reasons:

  • Greater accuracy: The machinery is guided by very precise computer-driven variables, which leads to greater accuracy in the final product. The same CNC programming can be used again and again to produce identical results while eliminating unnecessary waste, which is a bonus for mass-produced tools and components.
  • Safer operation: CNC machines are generally safer to operate because the employee works behind a guard or safety door. The process is not hands-on, which decreases the possibility of an accident.
  • Cost-effective to run: With traditional machining, one operator is needed per machine. The CNC method requires fewer operators because one person can operate several machines at the same time.
  • Improved efficiency and faster output:  Unlike manual methods, the CNC process is automated, which increases production speed and manufacturing quality. Being machine-driven, the production cycle can continue for the entire shift without having to stop for a break.

At VeriForm, we specialize in four CNC sheet metal fabrication processes at our 26,000 square-foot facility in Cambridge, Ontario. Below is an overview of each application, what it’s used for, and how it can benefit your next project.

CNC Countersinking

When you’re fabricating parts that will later accommodate a rivet, screw, bolt, or other fastening device, that device needs to be able to sit flush with the surrounding metal. Our CNC Countersinking machine creates a conical hole that allows screw or bolt heads to sink into the metal, resulting in a smooth and professional finish for all of your parts.

CNC Drilling

CNC drilling uses computer input to efficiently and accurately drill holes into strong materials like metal. Its fast delivery, combined with the precise results that CNC machining is known for, makes it a staple in facilities with high production rates and even higher quality standards. At VeriForm, our state-of-the-art CNC drilling process creates clean holes in metal up to 1 1/2” inches in diameter, making us the machine shop of choice for custom parts fabrication as well as projects that rely on the highest degree of machining accuracy.

CNC Laser Cutting

When used to shape sheet metal, CNC laser cutting machines are highly accurate, yield superior cut quality, and have a small heat-affected zone, making it easy to cut tiny holes and complex shapes. Advantages include:

  • Greater accuracy compared to plasma or flame cutting
  • Minimal warping
  • Speedier processing and production timeframes
  • More parts per sheet due to small cutting diameter
  • Cuts non-metallic materials that cannot generally be cut by plasma or flame cutters

The specialists at VeriForm have been using CNC laser cutting machinery for over two decades. We can cut up ¾” x 80” x 160” with accuracy of +/- 0.005”, so you can rest assured that your next project will yield stellar results.

CNC Tapping

CNC tapping adds internal threading to products like metal frames, so that parts can be connected by a fastener more easily. We can create a tap for almost every type of screw, resulting in a perfect thread for the intended fastener. We can combine our CNC tapping and countersinking services to simplify and expedite your production run.

Contact a CNC sheet metal fabrication specialist

Our CNC sheet metal fabrication services can make a positive difference in the speed and quality of output for your next parts project. Send us your specifications, drawings, or even a sample of the desired part and we can create what you need. Even if you don’t have plans or a prototype, our engineering team will work with you to create the ideal part, so you can use it as a template in future projects.

VeriForm has been providing metal fabrication services for clients across North America for over 20 years. Our CNC machining resources can manufacture the highest quality metal parts and components for your next project at a competitive price. To learn more about how we can accommodate all of your metal fabrication needs, call 519-653-6000 or contact us online today.