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What are precision mechanical components and why should you use them?

Precision is key in today’s mechanical industry, and there are a whole host of precision mechanical components that are in use across a range of different machines. That includes parts such as lock nuts, clamps, shaft collars and spindle components just to name a few.

But you may be wondering what makes precision mechanical components so important, how they are created and why you should choose to use them in your large industrial machinery and equipment.

Certain pieces of machinery sometimes require incredibly specific and intricate parts. These parts can include treads, grooves and tapers that have to have an exact fit to other larger components. If these parts don’t fit perfectly, you could end up with a malfunctioning machine. Using precision mechanical components means there is less room for error, and your parts will be created with a higher and more keen attention to detail.

Precision Machined Parts

So where do you start when it comes to creating precision machined parts?

Well the process begins with with a simple drawing of the machine part that is needed. This drawing is then rendered up using a computer aided design software, otherwise known as a CAD software. This CAD software then allows the engineer to turn the drawing into a 3D diagram. The CAD design is then entered into another computer aided manufacturing program. The computers are able to then remove any excess material that might have been included, in order to produce a precise part.

This machine based process helps to provide a greater accuracy as they’re able to carry out more precise cuts with a very limited margin for error. They’re also about to carry out the same cuts and produce the exact same parts over and over again. They can work to the same specifications and have errors cut right down to between 0.01 to 0.05mm. This level of precision and consistent working can’t be carried out by human hands.

This style of precision machining can be used for small and large parts alike. That includes design tools, customer fasteners and even essential hardware. If you are looking for multiple parts all with the exact same specifications, then this is the process that you need. You are essentially guaranteed consistent results that can be repeated time and time again.

Precision machining can also have other uses. One of those uses includes finishing metal mechanical components. That means you could finish off parts that have been produced other fabrication methods such as die casting. It could even be used to help restore older worn down machine parts. Over time, certain parts could need either grooving or welding, or even re-calibrating, and instead of buying a brand new replacement part, you can use this computer programs and technical equipment to restore the parts back to their best.

Machined Parts Manufacturer

A machine components supplier such as Halifax Rack and Screw will be able to help you when it comes to the process to create precision mechanical components. If you have any questions or queries about your precision machined parts, get in touch with the Halifax team either through their website or phone on 01484 714 667