Summary. What is precision machining and precision machining components? Precision machining is a meticulous manufacturing process used to create intricate components for various industries. This technique employs CNC machines and Computer Aided Design (CAD) for optimal accuracy and quality. PT Engineers specialise in this expertise, delivering high-quality results.


If you are looking for a component manufacturer, it is likely that you have seen the term “precision CNC machining” crop up. As one of the country’s leading precision engineering companies in the UK, we are experts when it comes to the manufacturing technique. In fact, with decades of experience under our belts, we have a fully equipped CNC machining plant allowing us to offer bespoke and competitive solutions for both small and large-scale projects. So, what is precision machining? 

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What Is Precision Machining?

Precision machining is a manufacturing process. People use it to produce hundreds of both small and large objects that we use daily. Every intricate component that makes up part of a larger object usually requires the work of a precision machinist.

Precision CNC machining works by removing excess raw materials to result in a finished product. The process is highly accurate, and uses a range of different processes. This is to achieve the highest levels of precision and quality every time.

From CNC Milling to CNC turning, precision machining creates tools and components. These could be used in a wide range of sectors and applications. 

Using Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Although precision machining relies on specific types of machinery to establish accuracy, another important aspect of the manufacturing process is the use of Computer Aided Design.

People more commonly know this process as CAD. Computers aid this process. Specialists program them to produce complex 3D outlines of the desired product. Thus, they detail exactly what manufacturers need to produce the tool or component.

Using either plans from the client, or ones produced from one of our CNC engineers, we will use the computers to create incredibly accurate drawings. These of which will be sent to the client as a blueprint of the final product. 

What Is CNC Machining Used To Make?

It is very likely that most of the objects we use in day-to-day life have been precision machined in some way.  From everyday appliances and car parts, through to surgical instruments and aerospace components. This shows that almost every industry has benefited from this process.

Manufacturers can use this type of manufacturing to produce new concepts accurately and to replicate. This is especially true for items that one cannot source pre-made anymore. For example, manufacturers can replicate old car parts, which artisans previously made by hand, down to the finest detail. This is with the aid of CNC machining and CAD technology. 

Looking for a precision engineering company?

Here at PT Engineers, we are proud to offer a wide range of CNC machining capabilities in-house. We have equipment to support CNC Lathes, Vertical Boring, Milling, Grinding, and of course many other processes. You can rely on us when it comes to manufacturing your precision machined components. We are experienced, professional, and committed to delivering the highest quality of products every time. This is why you choose PT Engineers for your precision engineering needs. 

To find out more about what precision machining is, or for more information about our CNC machining services, please explore our website today. Alternatively, you can call 01788 543661 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.

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