Precision Machining at Sheldon Precision

Precision machining is a process used to remove material from a workpiece while holding close tolerance finishes. It is a type of machining that shapes large pieces and sometimes small pieces of material into smaller complex parts so they fit exactly where they need to be to perform a specific task.

At Sheldon Precision, we have the capability to produce both large and small objects that are used in several different industries. From the production of surgical tools to artillery components, different controls and valves to electronics, precision machining reaches every industry.

Sheldon Precision’s capabilities include many machine types such as milling, turning and electrical discharge machining. Producing complex objects requires different levels of machinist skills in order to precisely manufacture each piece. A professional, highly-trained and experienced machinist follows a specific blueprint of the object for quality precision.

These blueprints are made by CAD (computer aided design) or CAM (computer aided manufacturing) programs. CAD and CAM programs are software programs that produce three dimensional outlines necessary for manufacturing the object. Not only does precision machining design and cut different metals, it may also work with graphite, glass and plastics.

To produce quality and accurate objects, CNC (computer numerical control) programming is used to follow exact dimensions throughout the run of a product. The cutting tool is directed to make the necessary cuts with specific cutting speeds. Each cut is supervised by an expert machinist to produce high quality and accurate parts. Quality inspection and control is a critical step in the precision machining process. This ensures the parts are being manufactured to exact specifications consistently.

At Sheldon Precision, you’ll find a quality team of experienced engineers and machinists along with an arsenal of sophisticated manufacturing machinery and quality assurance systems.