We recently launched our new CNC machining service on the Fictiv platform, for parts fabricated and delivered in just 3 days, all using our simple online interface.
In addition to powering hardware teams with the best fabrication services, we think it’s really important to support development with prototyping and manufacturing knowledge.
Our latest knowledge-sharing project—a HUGE combined effort between our awesome design and manufacturing teams—is a visual representation of the foundational elements of CNC machining:
This table is the culmination of weeks and weeks spent on creative brainstorming, R&D, documentation, and design ideation, so we hope you love it as much as we do!
The periodic table is organized by three major categories of information related to CNC machining:
Capabilities - materials, finish, machine types
Manufacturing - cutting tools, machine manufacturers, roles
Examples/Tips - common components, design considerations
While not entirely comprehensive, this is a snapshot of fundamental CNC machining knowledge.
Here’s a closer look at each of the sections: