What is machining?

We Machine Metals To Your Specifications

What is machining? It’s a manufacturing process that involves removing metal from a piece to shape it into its desired final form. Some of the machining techniques may involve using tools to cut, grind, drill or bore. SMF is a leader provider of metal machining and serves clients throughout the country from its two locations. Call 309-432-2586 (Illinois) or 864-226-0470 (South Carolina).

A piece of specialized metal fabrication equipment is seen. SMF is a one-stop metal shop.

What Kind Of Machining Does SMF Offer?

We reshape metal using advanced equipment that can handle very large jobs. Our ability to mill parts more than 30’ long and 9’ wide sets us apart from the competition.

What CNC Machining Operations Does SMF Use?

We are able to produce parts that meet precise tolerances by using these CNC operations:

  • Milling: We use rotary cuts through vertical and horizontal mills to shape the workpiece.
  • Turning: While rotating your workpiece, we shape it against the edge of a cutting tool. In this way, we remove material while holding the metal in place.
  • Drilling: We use a rotating cutter to create new holes or to refine existing holes in a workpiece.
  • Boring: In an operation similar to drilling, we bore holes to enlarge or finish pre-existing holes in a workpiece.

What Metals Does SMS Machine?

Every metal has different properties that make it ideal for various uses and less appropriate for others, so we work with a great number of different metals. At times, we machine non-metal parts, such as plastic, as well. Some of the metals we work with include:

  • Aluminum, which has the advantage of being lightweight and inexpensive.
  • Brass, which is an affordable material that is resistant to corrosion and a good conductor of heat.
  • Stainless steel, which is durable and long-lasting.
  • Titanium, which is strong, lightweight and resistant to corrosion.
  • Copper, which is best for creating electrical connections.

Why Should You Choose SMF For Metal Fabrication?

At SMF, we take great pride in our high quality standards. The quality of our work makes us a trusted Tier One supplier to Original Equipment Manufacturers. Although our Fortune 500 clients hold us to high standards, you need not be a Fortune 500 company to get the Fortune 500 treatment because we believe all our customers deserve top-notch products. Whether you represent a small business or a multinational corporation, we deliver quality.

Client Care Is Important To Us

What is machining? A metal worker is seen performing machining in a factory setting. SMF is a one-stop metal shop.

We value our relationships with all our customers, large or small. We’ve made investments in high-quality, specialized equipment that allows us to handle all your machining needs. But that’s not the end of the story. We also employ a staff of highly skilled and motivated professionals. This combination of quality equipment and quality staff is what allows us to deliver quality work to every customer every time. We want to be your top choice for metal fabrication and related manufacturing.

Give Us A Call And Let’s Get Started!

What is machining? SMF can fulfill all your needs for metal fabrication and will work hard to meet all your machining needs. Give us a call at 309-432-2586 (Illinois) or
864-226-0470 (South Carolina).