CNC Sliding Head Machining Services in the UK

CNC Sliding Head

Our CNC sliding head machining capabilities are designed to deliver precision components, whether you need intricate, complex parts or high-volume turned components. We excel at transforming raw materials into finely crafted components with exceptional accuracy. Explore our CNC sliding head services and experience the precision you demand.

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Why choose us for
CNC Sliding head Services?

The process

Here’s what you can expect when working with Infinity CNC.
Step 1
Request a Quote
Begin by completing our online quote request form. Provide information about your project, including material specifications, quantities, drawings, models and any other specific requirements.
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Step 2
Receive Your Quote
The team will review your project details and promptly provide you with a comprehensive quote. If necessary, we'll include our recommendations to optimise the design and manufacturing process, ensuring efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
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Step 3
Project Planning
Once you approve our quote, we'll issue an order acknowledgement, input the details into our works order system, and then order the required materials and tooling.
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Manufacturing Begins
We bring your designs to life with unwavering precision and attention to detail. From programming to final inspection, we keep quality as our top priority.
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CNC Sliding Head FAQs

A CNC sliding head machine, also known as a Swiss-type lathe, is a specialised machine tool used in precision manufacturing processes, particularly for small, intricate parts.

CNC Sliding Head Machining can work with a wide range of materials, including metals like aluminium, brass, steel, stainless steel, and titanium, as well as various plastics. The choice of material depends on the specific requirements of your CNC sliding head machining project.

CNC Sliding Head Machining offers several advantages, including high precision, tight tolerances and excellent surface finishes. The entire process is highly automated and controlled by the CNC system, ensuring high accuracy and repeatability in the manufacturing of parts. Due to the bar-fed nature of these machines, they are often used for continuous production, allowing for efficient manufacturing of large quantities of small components, and are usually unattended for extended periods.

In general, CNC sliding head machines are capable of achieving tolerances in the range of a few microns. The quality of the cutting tools and the setup of the machine plays a crucial role. Proper tool selection, tool sharpness, and optimal machine setup contribute significantly to achieving tight tolerances.

Yes, CNC Sliding Head Machining is versatile and can produce both simple cylindrical parts and complex components with axial and radial holes, flats, grooves, and slots. It’s adaptable to a wide range of project requirements.

Yes, we can provide various finishing options for your CNC turned parts, including bead blasting, all types of anodising, sherardising, powder coating, chrome-plating, and more. These finishes can enhance aesthetics, provide protection, or meet specific functional requirements.