Computer numerical control (CNC) machining relies on automated controls to operate specialized tools that remove material from a stock piece with little or no human intervention. CNC machining is an ideal process for making precise custom tools and parts from metal, plastic, glass, and other materials. Virtually all industries depend on accurately machined parts and components, including the agriculture and farming sectors.

At Associated Fastening Products, Inc., we offer expertise CNC machining for the farming and agricultural industry. Our skilled technicians excel at providing high-quality machining services within tight tolerances.

Types of CNC Machining

Associated Fastening Products offers a broad range of precision CNC machining capabilities, such as:

CNC Turning/Lathes

Turning creates round and cylindrical components, such as shafts. CNC turning machines and lathes rotate the workpiece while computer-controlled tooling conducts various cuts and other processes to achieve the specified design shape. Beyond cutting, CNC turning may incorporate hole drilling, threading, and other machining processes. 

CNC Milling

CNC milling machines hold a workpiece in place while tools move around it to remove material from the workpiece on multiple axes. CNC mills can accommodate a comprehensive range of tooling types to facilitate an equally broad array of machining processes, making them one of the most versatile machine tools available.

CNC Swiss Machining

CNC Swiss machining is ideal for small, precisely machined parts. The machining process can accurately produce many parts at high speed. The precision nature of Swiss machining eliminates any need for secondary operations on most projects, ultimately shortening cycle times. This process can create complex parts with remarkably tight tolerances.

Component Design and Manufacturing for the Agricultural Industry

At Associated Fastening, we design and manufacture durable plastic parts for the agriculture and farming sector. We create consistent parts in small and large volumes using plastic injection molding techniques. We can deliver select parts with tight tolerances within +/- 0.001.

We have delivered a wide range of parts, including:

  • Air collectors
  • Air valves
  • Chain guides
  • Gears
  • HDPE flooring
  • Pulleys
  • Spray nozzles
  • Spray systems
  • Sprockets
  • Tanks
  • Tubing

Benefits of CNC Machining

CNC machining delivers numerous benefits over traditional machining techniques. 

  • Lower labor costs. CNC machining requires little or no human intervention, requiring fewer skilled machinists to operate them. A single technician can supervise multiple CNC machines, reducing overall project costs.
  • Digital prototyping. The ability to digitally create a 3D drawing and input the design into a CNC machine reduces or eliminates the number of required prototypes required before full production. 
  • Complexity. With CNC machine tools, manufacturers can realize highly complex designs with high rates of repeatability. CNC machines consistently maintain tight tolerances and adhere closely to the provided specifications. 
  • Material versatility. CNC machining can handle virtually all material types with the right tooling and programming.

Why Choose Associated Fastening for Agriculture CNC Machining

Associated Fastening’s integrated approach to prototype and production tooling allows for reduced costs and manufacturing time. We are constantly improving our milling processes to deliver higher quality products. To see how our CNC machining capabilities can benefit your agricultural project, please contact us or request a quote today.