CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining is a subtractive manufacturing technology: parts are created by removing material from a solid block (called the blank or the workpiece) using a variety of cutting tools.The material removal mechanisms have significant implications on the benefits, limitations and design restrictions of CNC.

Materials

Almost every material can be CNC machined. The most common examples include metals (aluminum and steel alloys, brass etc) and plastics (ABS, Delrin, Nylon etc). Foam, composites and wood can also be machined.

The Basics

The basic CNC process can be broken down into 3 steps. The engineer first designs the CAD model of the part. The machinist then turns the CAD file into a CNC program (G-code) and sets up the machine. Finally, the CNC system executes all machining operations with little supervision, removing material and creating the part.

Considerations

  • 3-axis CNC milling machines manufacture parts with relatively simple geometries with excellent accuracy and at a low cost.
  • CNC lathes have the lowest cost per unit, but are only suitable for part geometries with rotational symmetry.
  • Indexed 5-axis CNC milling machines manufacture parts with features that do not align with one of the main axes quickly and with very high accuracy.
  • Continuous 5-axis CNC milling machines manufacture parts with highly complex, ‘organic’ geometries and smooth contours, but at a high cost.
  • Mill-turning CNC centers combine the benefits of CNC turning and CNC milling into a single system to manufacture complex parts at a lower cost than other 5-axis CNC systems.
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Innovation & Excellence

Atlantic Advanced Power Technologies (AAPT) is a full-service manufacturing facility located in Prince Edward Island, Canada. AAPT offers manufacturing services and is dedicated to providing high quality of service and support to industries such as: Shipbuilding, Oil & Gas, Energy, Agricultural, Food Processing, Electrical, and Aerospace.

AAPT is an ISO 9001:2015 registered company and has welding accreditations with CWB W47.1 & ASME B31.1.

Our state-of-the-art 30,000 sq. ft. facility, enables us to be on the cutting-edge of technology and consistently deliver high quality components on time and on budget.

AAPT also offers onsite electrical engineering and integration services facilitated through our sister company Aspin Kemp & Associates (aka-group.com).

CONTACT US

Atlantic Advanced Power Technologies
4555 AA MacDonald Hwy.
Cardigan, PE
C0A 1G0
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Tel: 1-902-795-3330 (office)
Fax: 1-902-795-3332

info@atlantic-apt.com

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ABOUT AAPT

Atlantic Advanced Power Technologies (AAPT) is a full-service manufacturing facility located in Prince Edward Island, Canada.

AAPT is an ISO 9001:2015 registered company and has welding accreditations with CWB W47.1 & ASME B31.1.

WE ARE HIRING

We are always looking for Precision Machinists, Assembly Workers, Welders/Fabricators, Draftspersons, and Engineers. Join our team!

Atlantic Advanced Power Technologies
4555 AA MacDonald Hwy.
Cardigan, PE C0A 1G0