CNC Machining in Metro Vancouver: The History & Types of Machining

Seeking CNC Machining in Metro Vancouver or the Fraser Valley? Absolute Fabrication is a Langley-based, CWB Certified business that prides ourselves in the diverse craftsmanship we offer.

We provide Fabrication & Welding services such as CNC laser cutting, on a variety of different materials. These include stainless steel, aluminum and mild steel.

Understanding the history and types of machining that go into this industry matters to us. We want to help educate our readers on this topic, offering additional insight, as well as help you make a knowledgeable decision for all your CNC machining needs.

The History of Machining

Machining goes all the way back to 700B.C. Although, unlike the modern conveniences of digitized machinery today, during this time a manual lathe was used.

Jump ahead to 1700A.D. when steam power was introduced into the process. This offered a slightly more efficient model of machining and played a large role in the Industrial Revolution. Not only did it allow for mass production, but also further advancement in processes and innovation.

CNC Machinery Types

There are a variety of CNC machinery types. These include:

  • 3-axis CNC machining
  • CNC milling
  • CNC turning
  • Multi-axis CNC machining
  • Indexed CNC machining 3+2 axis
  • Indexed 5-axis CNC milling
  • 5-axis CNC machining
  • Continuous 5-axis CNC milling machining
  • Mill turning CNC centers

At Absolute Fabrication in Langley we offer precise CNC Laser Cutting services through our state of the art, 4000 Watt Cincinnati Laser Cutting Machine. This machine delivers unrivaled accuracy and consistency whether we are cutting 22 gauge or 1” Steel, 1⁄2” Stainless Steel or Aluminum. Every piece of metal will meet your exact specifications and needs for any project or application.

CNC Machining in Metro Vancouver

Our CNC Machining Services in Metro Vancouver Include…

  • High Quality Steel Fabrication
  • Plate Burning / Profile cutting
  • Stainless Steel Fabrication
  • Aluminum Fabrication
  • Shearing & Forming
  • All Welding Processes
  • Drafting & Design
  • CNC Laser Cutting
  • High Definition CNC Plasma Cutting
  • Manual Machining
  • Prototype Fabrication

Computer guided precision technology, combined with 15 years of design experience, set the industry standard in CNC Machining in Metro Vancouver. Our quality and service play a big role in this also, and we pride ourselves in such a reputation. 

Have a project you would like to discuss? Call us for a quote at 604-888-8842 or fill in the form on our contact page (click here). We look forward to continuing to create history in the machining industry with you!