Custom machining refers to creating or producing metal parts that do not exist anywhere else. It can take any form of machining, including turning and milling. A custom metal part may be as simple as one gear for a mechanism, but it is required in a particular nonstandard size or material or is a new invention that suppliers don’t yet have, calling for a custom production part.
Industries That Require Custom Machining
Nearly all industries require tailored or contract machining. If a business is searching for accurate parts that are sometimes complex to produce using traditional methods, custom machining comes in handy. Some of the industries that require this kind of specific machining include:
- Aerospace and Defense – Items produced for this industry can include flight safety equipment or parts needed for a specific aircraft.
- Agriculture– Some items tailored for this industry include farm vehicles and farming tools.
- Automotive– Motorcycle or vehicle parts and all accessories can be produced using machining.
- Construction– This category may include heavy construction equipment that does not exist anywhere, particularly if the equipment is a unique design.
- Electronics – This custom machining can include the production of semiconductor parts, enclosing cases, and others.
- Firearms – There are many small metal parts needed for ballistic devices.