CNC stands for ‘computer numerical control’. In manufacturing, a computer programs a milling machine to remove layers from a stock material resulting in a precise and accurate machined part.
CNC and precision milling is a manufacturing technique in which a computer-controlled milling machine is guided by repetitive and extremely accurate movements to mill down a stock material into a sophisticated and precise machined component.
Because of how versatile machining and milling machines can be, many industries benefit from their applications and results, such as:
Criterion Tool has various machines to complete most projects. We work with multiple materials such as aluminum, brass, hastelloy, inconel, nitinol, non-ferrous casting, PEEK, plastics, stainless steel and titanium. Our Swiss turning capabilities can make projects from .04” to .875” in diameter and our CNC milling machines can manufacture parts from .25” sq. to 17”x 22”x 17”.
After more than 65 years of experience, precision is all we know. We have a certified Quality Assurance program and offer precision inspections and documentation services. Criterion Tool has multiple points of precision inspection built into our manufacturing processes including a Global Advantage 5x5x5mm CMM with TESTASTAR-sm probe which uses PC-DMIS and SPC software. We house the OASIS – Optical Automatic Smart Inspection System, which allows inspectors to measure multiple dimensions on a part simultaneously.
We also own several Keyence measuring systems which can measure up to 99 dimensions on up to 100 parts at the same time.
No. We can complete projects from 1 to 100,000.
We see a typical lot range from 25 – 5,000 pieces. We do offer volume pricing as the lot size increases. Our prototypes incur a higher per piece cost due to the amount of personalized time it takes to create a first-run project.
We take our commitment to the environment seriously. We practice in-house recycling of materials and our office made a transition into paperless documentation – saving up to 44 trees every year. You can read about the transition here on our blog.
We do not currently charge for documentation such as Certificates of Conformance and final inspection reports.
We have one-time tooling charges based on the project.
Absolutely! We understand that outside factors can play havoc on a timeline. Our precision machine shop is perfectly equipped to handle expedited projects. Additional fees may be incurred. We will do everything within our control to ensure your project can be completed within your deadline.
Our office is open from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm EST Monday through Friday.
Shipping and receiving is open from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm EST Monday through Thursday. Limited shipping and receiving is available on Friday.
We are located at 5349 West 161st Street, Brook Park, Ohio 44142.