At PEP Manufacturing, we offer computer numerical control (CNC) machining capabilities for prototype and production quantities. Armed with over four decades of combined manufacturing experience and a state-of-the-art 10,000 sq.ft. machining facility, our team helps customers transform their businesses with greater precision, performance, reliability, and speed.

Our extensive selection of CNC machining equipment allows us to accommodate the needs of customers across a diverse set of industries, including military, pneumatics and hydraulics, oil and gas, and transportation. Below we outline the types of CNC machines available and the ones we have in our arsenal.

Types of CNC Machines

CNC machining is a term that encompasses a wide range of subtractive manufacturing processes, such as milling, turning, and drilling. The machines employed in a CNC machining operation depend on the part and production processes. For example, the production of turned parts requires the use of a lathe or turning center, while the production of drilled parts requires the use of a drilling machine.

In addition to being classified based on the process performed, CNC machines can be categorized by the number of movement axes they have:

  • 2-axis CNC machines: movement along X-axis and Y-axis
  • 3-axis CNC machines: movement along the X-axis, Y-axis, and Z-axis
  • 4-axis CNC machines: movement along the X-axis, Y-axis, and Z-axis and rotation around the X-axis
  • 5-axis CNC machines: movement along the X-axis, Y-axis, and Z-axis and rotation around the X-axis and Y-axis

3-axis CNC machines are the most commonly employed as they can accommodate most standard machining needs. CNC machines with movement capabilities in four, five, or more axes are generally used in manufacturing operations involving more complex and intricate designs.

Our Equipment List

Our ISO 9001:2015 facility is stocked with a variety of state-of-the-art machining equipment, including the following:

  • 2-axis Doosan Lynx 2100 Turning Center: features a circular workpiece cutting surface and turning capabilities for up parts up to 13.8 inches in diameter and 21.7 inches in length
  • 2-axis Mori Seiki Dura Turn 2550 Turning Center (with automated robotic loading): features a 12-station turret, 10-inch three-jaw hydraulic chuck, and four-drawer pallet system with a turnover station
  • 2-axis Mori Seiki Frontier L-II Turning Center: features a 10-inch three-jaw chuck, ten-station turret, 3-inch collet chuck system, and tailstock
  • 3-axis Mori Seiki NL1500 Turning Center: features a 6-inch three-jaw hydraulic chuck, collet chuck for up to 2-inch bars, LNS quick-load bar loader, digital turret, and 12-station turret
  • 4-axis HAAS Mini Mill Vertical Machining Center: features a table size of 12 inches by 24 inches
  • 4-axis Mori Seiki Dura-Vertical 5100 Vertical Machining Center: features a 12,000 RPM spindle, 30-tool storage system, and DDRT-260 direct drive rotary table
  • 4-axis Mori Seiki NL2500Y/700 Turning & Milling Center: features a 10-inch three-jaw hydraulic chuck, LNS automatic loader and collet chuck for up to 3-inch bars, digital tailstock, and 12-station turret
  • 5-axis Doosan DVF5000 Simultaneous Vertical Machining Center: features a table size of 19.68 inches max work piece diameter of 21.65 inches and a max work piece height of 17.716 inches, 18,000 RPM spindle

These machines rely on GibbsCAM®, an advanced computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) system that guides the movement and operation of the machine tools. By using them, we accommodate machining requests involving the following:

  • Processes: drilling, boring, counterboring, countersinking, reaming, and tapping
  • Materials: a wide range of metals and plastics
  • Tolerances: ±.001 inches for straightness and ±.0005 inches for concentricity
  • Surface finishes: various 10-64 micro-finishes

Contact the CNC Machining Experts at PEP Today

The PEP Manufacturing team is fully dedicated to meeting every machining need. By partnering with us, our customers benefit from our:

  • Extensive industry experience. We’ve been in business for over 20 years and have over 40 years of combined manufacturing experience.
  • Commitment to quality. We ensure our machines are up to date and our employees are aware of any new machining practices. Additionally, our team continuously looks for ways to improve efficiency by reducing the amount of time and money that goes into each project.
  • Quick turnaround. Our average turnaround time for machining projects is about two weeks. While we offer shipping across the nation, local customers can pick up their finished products if desired.

To learn more about our CNC machining capabilities or partner with us on your next project, contact us today.