machining technology has drastically changed the
way machine shops operate. Old numerically controlled
systems have now been automated with computer
programs, which conform to high quality standards
for tighter tolerances and faster cycle times.
At John Prosock Machine, Inc., CNC machining has
improved consistency, quality, and flexibility
while reducing error and process downtime.
Prosock’s CNC Machining Process
The construction of a CNC machining operation
begins with material selection. Materials are
selected based on composition, geometry, microstructure,
physical and mechanical properties, as well as
final product or system application. If you are
unsure of what material to choose, John Prosock
Machine can provide you with recommendations from
years of experience within the industry. Once
a material is chosen the rest of the machining
parameters fall into place seamlessly.
Operators at John Prosock Machine program CNC
machines with the necessary information, then
the machine calculates the data and performs accurate
CNC milling and
CNC turning functions.
The type of material chosen dictates the cutting
data programmed. In minutes the rate of speed,
feed, and depth of cut for a range of operations
Cutters Impact Cycle Time and Tolerances
Certain factors affect how the cutters impact
cycle times. Critical process variables include
the type and condition of the tools used, the
material being machined, as well as its geometry
and coating characteristics. With the right tool,
the right material, and the right machinability
properties, cutting can be performed with precision
and the speed you need.
Another contributing factor that
influences cutting data is the rigidity of the
tool and its resulting chatter. Tolerances and
specifications are directly affected by a machine
tool’s accuracy and consistency. Production
performance relies not only on the capability
of the tool but on the amount of power available.
John Prosock Machine spares no expense for quality
carbide and diamond tools with long life, high-performance
value. Also, our CNC machining centers run at
fast spindle speeds and multiple horsepower.
One more vital part to the success of CNC machining
is the cutting fluid. John Prosock Machine makes
this systemized approach work by determining the
best type of coolant to use based on flow, concentration,
temperature, and viscosity. All variables from
material, to cutting data, to coolant work together
to make the CNC machining process stable, accurate,
No human could possibly achieve
the precision and speed CNC machining provides.
Digital information is streamed throughout the
unit, which dictates what to move, to where, and
how fast. Several of our machinists have attended
trade school and use those skills for effective
operations, accurate programming, and monitoring
for possible complications. At John Prosock Machine,
Inc. when our dedicated employees work on our
state-of-the-art equipment the result is in the
end product. Customers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Wisconsin, Michigan, California, and outside the US in Canada receive precise
parts with the turnaround they need to increase
their profit potential.