contour machining

contour machining

[′kän‚tu̇r mə′shēn·iŋ]
(mechanical engineering)
Machining of an irregular surface.
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Complete in-house capabilities utilizing CAD/CAM design and programing for 3-D surface modeling and CNC 3-D contour machining. Mold repair and revision services.
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