CNC Machining Blog

Material Selection for CNC Machined Components

May 14, 2017

All machined components have material requirements. Sometimes customers have flexibility in the exact material specified. One of the things we do a good job of here is provide insight into what the cost drivers are on a quote if we are asked to ...

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Why the NAVY chooses Archer Machine

Apr 21, 2017

Aerospace has its own set of supplier regulations and quality requirements. The medical industry has a version of its own. The NAVY has its own. Here at Archer Machine we have been supplying SubSafe Level 1 components for the NAVY since our foundi...

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Top 7 Tips on Machining Inconel, Hastelloy, Monel and other Nickel Alloys

Apr 10, 2017

  1. Rigidity, rigidity, rigidity. Maybe that's 3 but I'm going to call it one. Machine rigidity, fixture rigidity, and tooling rigidity. We still run older Mitsui Seiki horizontal mills and older Mori Seiki lathes because they are so rigid. Th...

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Why 3D Machining Reduces Cost

Apr 7, 2017

CAM software has become so powerful that 3D machining is a great way to save time and cost on parts that may currently be made by traditional means. Some common examples are tight tolerance holes and low stress keyways. A traditional method of c...

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Our Expertise Makes Us Top Choice in CNC Machining

Mar 26, 2017

Machined parts with stringent quality requirements or complex geometries and alloys are often times difficult to source. As with other industries, there are many individuals and shops that will gladly take on the simple shapes with relatively eas...

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