eBook: CNC Machining Design Guide

With all of today’s innovative CNC machining capabilities, it’s important to understand the strengths and trade-offs of this process. Download our guide for CNC manufacturability recommendations to optimize your designs, reduce machining time, and lower your costs.

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    Guide content

    • Overview: What is CNC machining?
    • CNC Manufacturing Standards
      • General Manufacturing Standards
      • General Tolerances
      • Part Tolerances
      • Size Limitations
    • Design Guidelines
      • Part Complexity
      • Fillets
      • Holes
      • Pockets and Cavities
      • Wall Thickness
      • Threads & Tapped Holes
      • Embossed & Engraved Text
      • Undercuts
    • Materials and Post-Processing
      • Metal Materials
      • Plastic & Composite Materials
      • Inserts
      • Part Markings
      • Finishes
    • Additional Resources
      • Quick Design Reference Chart
      • Additional Resources at Xometry
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