Computer Numericaly Controlled (CNC) machining is a subtractive manufacturing process that produces parts directly from a 3D digital model.
The process started with a block of raw material. Taking the original 3D CAD model data (ideally in IGS format) and creates a cutter path using the latest Hypermill CAD/CAM software. The high-speed milling tool follows the pre-determined cutter path in the CAM softare. This removes the unwanted material to produce the finished part or product.
CNC model making is the best choice for prototyping, jigs and fixtures, form and fit testing, and creating functional parts for end-use applications.
Ogle employ seven CNC machines, which deliver accuracy, quality and flexibity for clients. Production-quality parts can be produced without the usual high costs associated with the manufacturing process.
As well as providing rapid CNC machining for jigs and fixtures, this process is extremely successful for ergonomic models for the aerospace, automotive and medical industries.
The combination of high-tech rapid prototyping techniques, traditional bench skills and customer-driven project management, ensures you receive quality prototypes and parts, on time, every time.
“Having worked with Ogle over many years they were a natural choice. We are extremely impressed with the Ogle model and are very excited about what it could mean for airlines in the future.” – Chrys Chrysostomou, Director of Design & Manufacturing, Flightweight
For milling or turning, Ogle employ a range of CNC machines; three-axis, four-axis, or five-axis. This means the team can meet extremely tight deadlines with precision and accuracy as standard.
Materials include, but are not limited to:
ABS, PEEK, Polycarbonate, Perspex, Nylon and Aluminium.
If your project requires a different material, just ask the team and they will quickly source alternatives.
Full colour and texture finishes can be added to the model, including anodising as well as heat treatments. This attention-to-detail from the paint and finishing team at Ogle, results in stunning and visually accurate prototypes to within +0.05mm of the design.
The Ogle team love a challenge! This is probably why they’ve been at the forefront of rapid prototyping for over 60 years. Think you’ve got a project that could test the team?