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If you’ve used CNC machining to fabricate parts, you’re familiar with the lengthy back-and-forth email chains, complicated drawings, and long lead times waiting for machines to free up—it’s a lot to manage.
The process to get parts CNC machined on time and to spec can be frustrating, time-consuming, and unpredictable. That’s about to change.
Today, we’re thrilled to launch CNC machining on the Fictiv platform for parts fabricated and delivered in just 3 days, all using our simple online interface. For more details on the vision behind what we’re building, check out this post from my brother and co-founder, Dave. To learn more about what you can expect from our CNC machining service, check out our Capabilities Guide and keep reading.
We offer 3-axis milling, 5-axis milling, standard turning, and live-tool turning across 8 materials: ABS, Nylon, 303 Stainless Steel, 304L Stainless Steel, 316L Stainless Steel, Polycarbonate, Delrin 150, and Aluminum.
It’s easy to upload your engineering drawing to the Fictiv platform—we accept tolerance variations as low as +/-0.025mm (0.001″) from nominal. For simple CNC parts, all you need is a STEP file.
After uploading your STEP file, you can see a cost estimate instantly, which updates in real time based on your material selection, part quantity, and selected lead time. You get more information up front to help you make quick decisions.
You can easily review information on different CNC materials right next to your part details, including price range, information on finish and appearance, and minimum wall thickness requirements. Knowledge = power.
All parts quoted by Fictiv will receive DFM (design for manufacturing) feedback by one of our expert prototyping engineers, to ensure you get your parts manufactured exactly to spec.
Have a question about your part? You can use the in-app commenting tool to easily chat with one of our expert prototyping engineers (responses usually arrive in under 5 minutes).
Streamlined communication means no more slogging through lengthy email chains or waiting hours for a response.
Fictiv CNC is powered by a distributed network of highly vetted machine operators, which means we always have capacity to produce your parts, simple or complex, in the material and quantity you need. This means no more guesswork or uncertainty around lead times and never having to sacrifice quality for speed (or vica versa).
After you review your final CNC quote and select your preferred shipping option, you check out easily with a credit card or a purchase order.
Ready to try it out? The process is simple: