Do you run a business in the oil and gas industry? If yes, we guess you can’t deny these serious machining challenges here, from complex geometries to maintaining tight tolerances to cutting forces and inserting wear- Isn’t it? That’s why more and more companies these days in the oil and gas sectors are switching to advanced CNC rapid precision machining for part manufacturing. Using heat treatment and state-of-the-art machine tools has streamlined and improved the expertise and techniques for producing parts.
How Does Rapid CNC Precision Machining Ease Producing Parts for Oil and Gas Applications?
Even simple operations in the gas and oil sectors undergo extreme conditions, including dust, rain, high and low temperatures, mud, salt spray, and much more. In fact, the fluids used and pumped for such operational procedures are erosive. That’s why the parts and components used in such environments have to be made of the best and toughest materials to withstand all the conditions, no matter how challenging it is to get them machined.
For example, designers and engineers consider tough alloys, like top grades of stainless steel, to avoid corrosion while getting a good temperature during manufacturing procedures. Also, some choose titanium in this case for designing CNC prototypes and parts where salt-water resistance is required.
As these alloys are tough, they are hard to machine manually. That’s why here’s where advanced CNC machining comes into play for precision machining parts. It helps you overcome the common machining challenges. For instance:
- Needing powerful motors to machine tough alloys like stainless steel and titanium
- Requiring extensive tooling knowledge to address and solve the rapidly wear-cutting inserts
- Most tough alloys are ductile, making them prone to chipping, which is difficult to fix with manual machining while needing technical know-how and expertise.
- Heat is another problem with many tough alloys as they stay in the workpiece, causing expansion. Yet, it becomes a challenge to achieve the precision and tight tolerances necessary for a part to perform in oil and gas applications.
CNC machining has the precision metrology capabilities of machining parts with accuracy and tight tolerances using its advanced tools- Turning, milling, 3 to 5-axis machining, grinding, and spanning. For instance, using milling and turning, it’s possible to machine 1 to 200 pieces within 1 to 3 days.
Moreover, you can rest assured about quality management systems, such as ISO 9001:2015 Accreditation, and material certification, like C of C, 3.1 Certification. Also, CNC precision machined parts come with smooth surfaces regardless of the number of orders, small or large.
Speaking of additional capabilities, rapid precision machining can be combined with casting technologies for rapid prototyping and complex engineered part manufacturing from challenging and tough alloys. It’s especially useful in the case of hard-to-machine alloys for designing complicated geometries. Thus, the amount of eliminating metals is reduced while saving on production and time, ensuring on-time delivery, whether it be small or large orders.
Overall, you can have an assurance of receiving accurately machined parts for your gas and oil industry applications. Here are some of those specific items:
- Pump housings and bodies
Where to Get CNC Precision Machining Services for Part Production for Oil and Gas Sectors
Go nowhere else than Createproto Rapid System Limited! Take advantage of our capabilities and skill in using advanced CNC machining to create low-price precision machined parts from tough alloys, especially if you are in the oil and gas industry. We have the ability to design and produce even complex geometries for the toughest applications. Our designers and engineers can manufacture any parts you need with the utmost precision.