What’s Precision Machining? Process, Advantages, and Applications

Precision Machining

The manufacturing industry has evolved drastically over the past century. Earlier we had simple machine configurations that easily worked with manually-made parts – precision didn’t matter much. As tech and mobility advanced, more crucial moving components were made – aircraft and automobile components where a slight deviation could be fatal. This critical need for exactness gave rise to the discipline of precision machining.


This article focuses on the broad concept of precision machining in manufacturing, highlighting the key processes and tools that aid in achieving such precision.


Key Concepts in Advanced Manufacturing


Over the years, manufacturing has undergone rapid advancements. What were once simple assemblies managed by hundreds of technicians and workers, are now highly automated processes dominated by CNC machines.


Here’s a quick overview of terms you’ll often come across when studying advanced manufacturing:


Precision Machine


Precision machines are engineered to fabricate parts with exceptionally high accuracy and strict tolerances. These machines leverage advanced control systems, guided by computer numerical control (CNC) technology, to perform precise cutting, milling, turning or drilling operations. Common examples include CNC milling machines, Profile Roller, CNC turning lathes, Plastic Molding Dies, and Screw Turning.


CNC Manufacturing


CNC manufacturing involves the use of computer numerical control (CNC) machines that are programmed to carry out designated operations with high precision and efficiency. This technique streamlines the production process and enhances the quality of the manufactured parts.


What’s Precision Machining?


CNC Precision machining is a subtractive manufacturing process that utilizes high-speed CNC machines to create complex geometries with exceptional accuracy and within strict tolerances.


The idea is to create parts – precisely very close to the dimensions of the digital design. The tolerances are extremely low, ideally 1000th of an inch.  This method employs state-of-the-art, CNC precision machines that get instructions from a computer system and recreate the same dimensions in the final part.


The Importance of Precision in Modern Machining


Precision in machining critically determines the operational integrity, safety, and market viability of manufactured products. This exactness is essential for ensuring that engineered components function according to their design specifications without risk of failure.


In sectors such as aerospace and medical devices, where safety is paramount, even minor discrepancies from the specified dimensions can lead to severe consequences, including system failures that may jeopardize lives. Therefore, precision in the machining and manufacturing of these parts is crucial, enabling flawless integration and dependable performance under rigorous conditions.


Exploring Types of Precision Machining Machinery


CNC Milling Machines : 


CNC turning, we work with an impressive list of companies. Our excellent reputation for speed and efficiency places us firmly at the forefront of the industry. From simple to highly complex external geometries and internal bores, our precision turning capability will meet the highest specifications with accuracy, repeatability and speed.


Five Axis Machining : 


5 axis machining is a type of machining process that involves using a CNC  machine to move a cutting tool along five different axes to create complex shapes and contours.

5-axis machining is commonly used in the aerospace, automotive, and medical industries for the production of parts with complex shapes and tight tolerances, such as turbine blades, impellers, and medical implants. It is also used in the production of mold tooling for injection molding and other applications.

Roller Die Machining

Ultrasonic embossing roller die is high-precision metalworking tool that uses ultrasonic vibrations to create intricate patterns and textures on sheet materials, Non-woven, plastics, films, and foils.

The ultrasonic embossing process involves passing the sheet material through a set of rollers that are designed with a specific pattern or texture. The rollers are typically made of a hardened metal alloy and are equipped with ultrasonic transducers that generate high-frequency vibrations.


Keytex Machines” is a Sole Proprietorship firm known as renowned Manufacturer of Precise Industrial components, Industrial Tools and Roller dies. We manufacture and supplying components for aerospace medical diamond and textile industries. We have a dedicated team of engineers who have expertise in machining complex parts of industries.