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CNC Machining

Multi-axis CNC machining from Rayco combines the precision of computer-controlled fabrication with the efficiency of a single setup and shorter tooling. Because there’s no need for operators to perform repetitive tasks, you’ll also enjoy the benefits of shorter cycle times and greater repeatability. In addition, multi-axis machining improves surface finish since the tool moves tangentially across the part’s surface. Plus, because we’re investing in the future, Rayco is implementing a robotic arm for feeding bar stock.

With table sizes up to 120” x 35”, Rayco’s machining capabilities support virtually unlimited lengths. CAD/CAM programming using SolidWorks and MasterCAM is built-in, and Rayco provides the vertical and horizontal machining services that you need from prototyping to production. We also offer CNC turning along with water jet cutting and metal finishing and plating.

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CNC Machining Capabilities


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CNC Vertical Machining

CNC vertical machining at Rayco uses vertically-oriented tools that approach the workpiece from above. It’s ideal for flatwork, especially for the high-precision production of machined metal parts. With Rayco’s 4-axis  vertical machining center (VMC), cutting occurs while the fourth axis (A-axis) rotates. This rotation allows the VMC to cut the workpiece around the B-axis, which can be used as a milling spindle.

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CNC Horizontal Machining

CNC horizontal machining from Rayco uses horizontally-oriented tools with rotating cylindrical cutters that move along multiple axes to create three-dimensional parts. With Rayco’s horizontal machining center (HMC), chips readily fall away from the table. A pallet changer supports unattended operations, promoting greater milling efficiency for jobs of any size.
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CNC Turning

CNC turning at Rayco holds and rotates bar stock while a cutting tool removes material to create the desired shape. Whether the bars are round, square, or hexagonal, Rayco is ready to provide the turned parts you need. Applications for our fast, accurate CNC turning services include aircraft landing gear, turbine engine parts, and engine and transmission components.

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Prototype CNC Machining

Prototype CNC machining creates samples or small batches of parts before full-scale production begins. The advantages of prototype machining are many and include the ability to review and refine your design for manufacturability. Rayco’s machined prototypes can be made from various materials, but that’s just part of the reason that designers choose our prototype machining  service.

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Production CNC Machining

Production machining produces high volumes of parts quickly and accurately. From multi-axis aircraft machining to precision medical components, Rayco of Schenectady has the production machining services that you need along with a demonstrated commitment to quality. For prototyping machining or high-volume machining with multi-axis equipment, contact Rayco.