What Is Precision Machining? A Look Inside Lakeview Precision

In a world where tools and technology are becoming smaller and smaller, the need for intricate, perfectly formed parts is growing—and precision machining plays a vital role. 

Precision machining is a subtractive manufacturing process where the material is meticulously removed to achieve a final product that meets the most demanding specifications. Industries like aerospace, medical, and electronics rely heavily on the detail and tight tolerances achievable through precision machining.

But not all precision machine shops operate the same. At Lakeview, our investment in creating an outstanding final product combined with our stellar customer service is what makes us Chicago’s best choice for precision machining services.

Key Precision Machining Capabilities: Where Precision Meets Expertise

Lakeview Precision brings a comprehensive suite of capabilities to our clients, but our investment in building strong relationships founded in quality and trust is what keeps our clients coming back for all their machining needs.

CNC Swiss Turning

Lakeview Precision excels in CNC Swiss turning, a specialized form of CNC machining ideal for producing small, highly complex parts with exceptional surface finishes. This technique utilizes a guide bushing close to the cutting tool, maximizing stability and ensuring exceptional precision and repeatability for intricate components like medical device parts or micro-electronics.

Multi-Axis CNC Lathes & Milling

Lakeview also expertly operates multi-axis CNC lathes and milling machines. These machines offer the ability to turn and mill workpieces on multiple axes simultaneously. This versatility allows them to take on the most complex machining projects, creating intricate parts through cuts along multiple axes within a single setup, ensuring both efficiency and accuracy in producing complex, often 3-dimensional forms.

Complex Assembly

Clients trust Lakeview Precision for the precise and meticulous assembly of critical components.  Lakeview’s expertise guarantees a perfectly assembled, flawlessly functioning final product. Our team of skilled technicians meticulously assembles even the most intricate components, ensuring precise fit and flawless operation.

Tight Tolerance Machining

Lakeview Precision consistently achieves incredibly tight tolerances—often within thousandths of an inch or less. This level of precision is essential across industries, particularly where parts must fit and function seamlessly.  Our advanced CNC machines and rigorous quality control processes ensure exceptional dimensional accuracy, allowing for parts that meet even the most demanding specifications.

Engineering Support

Collaboration is key to Lakeview’s process. Our engineers work closely with you to ensure your designs are optimized for efficient and cost-effective production through a process called Design for Manufacturability (DFM). This focus on DFM can save significant time and money by ensuring your designs can be efficiently translated into real-world parts.

Quality Assurance

Precision is ingrained into Lakeview’s philosophy. Our rigorous quality assurance processes, including state-of-the-art metrology equipment, ensure every part we produce meets your exact specifications. Our commitment to quality goes beyond the initial machining process. We utilize advanced measuring tools and meticulous inspections to guarantee each part meets the agreed-upon tolerances and specifications.

Flexible Inventory Plans

Understanding the dynamic nature of supply chains, Lakeview Precision offers flexible solutions, ensuring you always have the parts you need, when you need them. We recognize that your supply chain needs can be dynamic, so we offer options to tailor inventory management to your specific requirements.

Sub-Contracted Finishing

To provide a complete manufacturing solution, Lakeview Precision partners with trusted specialists for finishing services like plating, heat treating, and more. This delivers a fully finished product straight to your door. We understand the need for a complete solution, so by partnering with trusted finishing specialists, we are your one-stop shop for all your precision machining needs.

Precision Machining: Powering Industries

Precision machining finds wide applications across various sectors:

  • Aerospace: Intricate components that demand durability and tight tolerances for critical applications.
  • Medical: Surgical instruments, implantable devices, and equipment with components that require biocompatibility and extreme precision.
  • Electronics: Micro-components for computers, phones, and other electronic devices.
  • Automotive: Parts requiring high wear resistance, dimensional stability, and reliability.
  • And Many More!

Choosing the Right Precision Machining Partner

If you’re seeking precision machining service, custom CNC machining, and tight tolerances in the Chicago area, Lakeview Precision would love to partner with you. Our expertise, commitment to quality, and dedication to customer success make us a trusted partner in the industry.

The Power of Precision

Precision machining pushes boundaries, transforming ideas and raw materials into components that power our world. From critical medical devices to the tiny parts driving technological expansion, the meticulous attention to detail found in precision machining is a cornerstone of innovation, and Lakeview is proud to be a part of that.
If you are interested in learning more about how Lakeview can assist you in your next project, request a quote or contact us.