Challenges for CNC machining of marine components


The marine sector is exceptionally diverse, encompassing everything from shipbuilding and repair through to yachting. The range of components demanded are wide and made from a huge variety of metals, including aluminium, cobalt, stainless steel, titanium and bronze.

CNC machining companies have responded to the demands of the sector by continuing to invest in new technologies to improve their capabilities, productivity and component quality. Multi-tasking machines, which can reduce the numbers of operators, set-ups and the movement of large components around a machine shop, in turn improving the quality of the finished product, have been high on the sector’s priority list.