Below are a few questions we get about PartsBadger and machining processes.
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Who is PartsBadger?
We work with customers of all sizes from makers, tinkerers and hobbyists to professional industrial designers, architects, engineers, and entrepreneurs. Whether you are looking for quantities of 2 or 2000, PartsBadger can get the job done.
What is CNC manufacturing?
CNC manufacturing stands for Computer Numerical Control manufacturing. It involves using computer-controlled machines to automate the manufacturing process, resulting in precise and efficient production of complex parts and components.
What types of parts can be manufactured using CNC machining?
CNC machining can produce a wide range of parts, including intricate geometries, prototypes, complex components, and precision parts for industries like aerospace, automotive, medical, electronics, and more.
Do you take orders for any quantity?
How does the Instant Quote system work?
What is the typical lead time for CNC machining projects?
Lead times can vary based on the complexity of the project, material availability, and production volume. We provide estimated lead times during the quoting process.
What are “contouring and off-axis” features?
Can you provide expedited production for urgent projects?
Yes, we offer expedited production options for time-sensitive projects. Please mention your timeline during the quoting process.
Why can’t I have 90 degree inside corners using a CNC machine?
Most designs can be modified slightly for a CNC machine. The diagram below shows common solutions. If you would like to talk about your specific part call or email us and we will be happy to discuss options with you.
What if I need a material you do not have listed?
What materials can be used for CNC machining?
We work with various materials, including metals like aluminum, steel, stainless steel, titanium, and plastics like ABS, acrylic, nylon, and more. See our Materials page for a comprehensive list.
What is fillet or chamfer and why does it matter?
In the “Part Complexity” section of the Instant Quote system what do you mean by “sides?”
What design file formats do you accept?
When will I get my order?
Many simple parts can be machined in a few weeks rather than a few months. We strive to provide competitive lead times within industry standards. Need it faster? Work with your rep to see if your project may qualify.
Do you offer design services?
Do you make “insert part name”?
Is there a cost for requesting a quote?
No, requesting a quote is free of charge and without obligation. We’re here to help you get accurate pricing for your project.
Can I make design modifications after receiving a quote?
Yes, you can make design modifications even after receiving a quote. Simply inform us about the changes, and we’ll adjust the quote accordingly.
How do I place an order after receiving a quote?
If you’re satisfied with the quote, let us know, and we’ll guide you through the order confirmation process. You may use the online order system on portal.parts-badger.com if you have an account or let your rep know. Our team will keep you updated throughout production.
What file formats do you accept for design files?
We accept various file formats, including .STL, .STEP, .IGES, and .DWG. If you’re unsure, reach out, and we’ll assist you.
Can I reorder parts from a previous project?
Yes, if you need to reorder parts from a previous project, simply provide us with the relevant details, and we’ll replicate the production process.
Accelerate Your Innovation
We’re here to help you manufacture your machined parts efficiently and timely. We understand the importance of getting your product(s) to market before your competitors do. We provide quotes in hours and most parts in 14-Days or less. Use the form to reach our specialists to request a quote, check on an order status, or to learn more about us and our capabilities. We’re ready to accelerate your innovation.