After 30 years of CNC metal cutting, Falcon have built a wealth of knowledge on how to manufacture your parts. We receive orders from customers everyday who find that our mix of CNC Laser, CNC Punch & CNC Milling best suits their needs. By having these three powerful manufacturing methods, we are able to cover a wide range of metalwork and general engineering. This not only allows us to accept a wider range of work, it means our customers benefit from reduced costs and lead times
The abbreviation CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control. This means that the machine is being controlled by a program (typically G-code), and not an operator.
CNC Laser Cutting
Falcon Precision have one of the very best fiber laser cutters on the market today. Fiber laser cutting has revolutionised CNC metal cutting in recent years, reducing cutting times whilst improving the cutting finish across thin gauge steel.
CNC punching is the process of creating a hole or shape in metal by applying a high force through a tool and die, to shear or indent. This process is repeated using a variety of custom precision made tools to make a wide range of parts. Punching is often, the most efficient way of producing sheet metal parts, though this depends on part geometry and materials. CNC Punching is most efficient when it can be used for ‘forming’, often with custom tooling. Countersinks, bridges, louvres, dimples, indents, half shears and symbol marking are extremely cost effective with this method. To learn more on CNC punching sheet metal, see our post below that covers this topic in more depth.
Falcon Precision have been milling aluminium, steel and an assortment of plastic for over 15 years. This is often the most versatile CNC metal cutting technique. Capable of machining tolerances of +/-0,05mm, our CNC milling machines are often used to give a high quality finish to products. Whether its machining fine connector details on a front panel, or machining heavy duty steel, Falcon can cover a huge range of requirements. See our post from earlier in 2019 that covers our two milling machines in greater detail.
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