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Advanced Materials CNC Machining Centers in Caledonia, MI

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You may not know the name CMS, but you know the world's leading companies that use our advanced technologies...

CMS has been a leader and innovator of CNC solutions for the Advanced Materials Industry with its wide array of special materials and special applications for decades. CMS provide systems for the machining of aluminum, light metals, composite materials, tooling boards, plastics, and other advanced materials. Our approach to system configuration includes the process of finite element analysis (FEA). We serve a wide variety of manufacturers with specific machining needs—using our expert ability to apply our years of engineering experience and resources or develop new technology as required. CMS can supply a 5 axis CNC machining center, CNC mills or any system for your machining needs. Some of the industries we serve include aerospace, automotive, marine, energy, and metalworking.

 

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Overview

Aluminum & Composite MaterialAluminum & Composite Material

CMS' Advanced Materials Division, specializing in advanced CNC solutions for this sector, operates from a state of the art facility of over 250,000 ft2. CMS' facility houses cutting edge equipment for the configuration of advanced materials systems that meet each client's specifications. Our large, experienced engineering staff enables CMS to provide advanced materials CNC systems in a timely fashion, while never compromising quality. We also boast sales and service facilities around the world (Italy, France, Great Britain, and Germany just to name a few), underscoring our commitment to unparalleled support.

For your advanced materials machining needs, CMS will work closely with clients to develop CNC machining centers, which are customer specific and requirement oriented solutions. CMS' engineers, support staff and sales team look forward to partnering with you in an advanced materials project.

Industries
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AerospaceAerospace

CMS' advanced technological capabilities have positioned it as one of the world's premier suppliers of CNC milling and machining centers to the aerospace industry...

AutomotiveAutomotive

The automotive industry’s demand for high performance, whether in high performance racing cars, or major application opportunities and advancements in replacing traditional structural materials with today’s new advanced composite materials, is benefiting from CMS’ high performance automotive solutions...

BuildingBuilding

CMS is recognized as a supplier of unique and compelling CNC solutions for the Building industry including CNC solutions for mold making for sanitary fixtures, as well the CNC machining requirements for hot tubs, spas and Jacuzzi...

EyeglassesEyeglasses

CMS' Monofast CNC machining center system for manufacturing eyeglasses is the story of a winning solution's progress. 
Monofast, CMS' exclusive machining system for plastic and light-alloy eye-glass frames, specially designed and manufactured for the eye-glass industry, has been used for many years by the world's most renowned eye-glass manufacturers...

MarineMarine

CMS provides very large format, 60+ meters in length, 5-axis CNC machining center technology for boat manufacturers, both for model or mold making and capable of exploiting modern EPS foam substrate methodology...

Motor CaravansMotor Caravans

CMS' Avant CNC machining center technology provides complete control for motorhome, travel trailer or caravan manufacturing, either in-line or as a cell, for the basic structural components such as sides, floors and roofs...

Power GenerationPower Generation

CMS provides the CNC machining center technology for machining the following range of components for the typical HAWT power generation unit (Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine): molds and model making for blades, hubs, nacelle covers and cones; molds for rotor components; and machining capabilities for trimming, flattening and drilling for the blade root...

Prototypes Models & MoldsPrototypes Models & Molds

CMS provides a wide range of CNC solutions for the prototype model and mold making industry, an industry dedicated to studying, creating and providing most of the 3-dimensional products we need and use today...

TransportationTransportation

The transportation industry is benefiting from the application of new machining processes, materials and advanced technology in almost every phase of its manufacturing work today... CMS is providing unique and important solutions for this industry...

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Aerospace

Aluminum Sheet Stack CuttingAluminum Sheet Stack Cutting

CMS' patented stacked aluminum machining process is a breakthrough technology, producing a myriad of different aluminum parts and eliminating the traditional stacking, drilling, riveting or screwing of the stack together followed by lots of difficult, inaccurate, handwork at the end of the machining cycle. CMS' patented stacked aluminum machining process changes everything, resulting in perfect parts taken directly from the machining center at the end of the cycle!

Aluminum Structural ComponentsAluminum Structural Components

CMS high speed CNC milling and machining technology for heavy structural aluminum aerospace wing spars and other components provides manufacturers with a total process resulting in overall improved productivity, high accuracy, smooth rib walls, and efficient cutting fluid filtration and cutting chip waste removal.

Drilling, Cutting & Trimming Composite PartsDrilling, Cutting & Trimming Composite Parts

A new generation of advanced composite materials ranging from carbon fiber, fiberglass, and variations... provides remarkable new opportunities for weight reduction versus structural strength... but requires new cutting tool designs... 5 axis dust collection, careful attention... to the dust created during cutting cycles on machine components, electronics... and the ambient environment... CMS' fast, flexible, productive and highly accurate CNC machining centers with its unique... patented technology for dust extraction, including 5 axis CNC machining work, controls the impact of such dust on the machine and eliminates its impact outside the machine.

Drilling & Cutting of Calendared & Extruded AluminumDrilling & Cutting of Calendared & Extruded Aluminum

The application range for extruded and calendared aluminum has greatly expanded... reducing manufactured component weight while at the same time improving its strength. CMS provides a wide range of standard and specialized CNC machining centers... flexible, high speed, "just-in-time" production... linear or non-linear components...

Honeycomb Cutting in Aluminum or Nomex®Honeycomb Cutting in Aluminum or Nomex®

The development of a multitude of honeycomb cutting and machining based products... demonstrates its continued future importance for designers and manufacturers. CMS brings together its proven CNC machining center technology, "know-how" and real world experience... in cutting tools and high frequency applications... for today's advanced materials manufacturer.


Automotive

Competition, Special Parts & AccessoriesCompetition, Special Parts & Accessories

When it comes to competition, CMS has been in the race for some time and this experience coupled with its decades of engineering expertise, solution driven methodology, and customer oriented collaboration mean that those who are serious about top performance look to CMS as a partner and provider of top performing CNC machining center solutions...

Composite, Reinforced & Structural ComponentsComposite, Reinforced & Structural Components

The number of component parts made from advanced composite materials has been rapidly increasing over the past decade: reinforced composite materials providing structural strength as well as durable internal support surfaces. 

Motorhomes, Travel Trailers & CaravansMotorhomes, Travel Trailers & Caravans

Motorhomes, travel trailers, caravans, bus conversions, truck campers, campervans, along with many other names are all part of today's popular recreational vehicle culture, also known just as RVing...

Prototypes, Models & Molds in advanced materialsPrototypes, Models & Molds in advanced materials

The work of a prototype or model maker is that of producing an exacting representation to an actual, or designed, 3-dimensional part, or it may be simply that of producing a "mock-up" for evaluation purposes. A wide variety of materials are available from which to choose...

CMS' know-how and proven experience combine in its diverse series of CNC milling and machining centers providing even large volume machining envelops, system tuned techniques for high speed feeds, as well as high speed acceleration/deceleration characteristics...

Transportation: Refrigerated Semi-trailers, Trailers & VansTransportation: Refrigerated Semi-trailers, Trailers & Vans

"Reefer" technology for refrigerated semi-trailers, trailers, vans, and ocean going containers makes a big impact on everyday life, making it possible to have and enjoy fresh produce almost any time of the year from anywhere in the world. 

CMS' range of large format CNC machining centers provides the room and heavy duty power needed to handle these large composite steel clad panels such as roofs, floors, side walls, trailer heads, and foamed semi-finished parts, with their requirement for drilling, taping, general milling, sawing, and trimming processes...

Waterjet Cutting & Trimming - interior and exterior componentsWaterjet Cutting & Trimming - interior and exterior components

Waterjet cutting offers many unique advantages over other CNC cutting systems, such as EDM, laser, or plasma. These include the ability to cut virtually any material to thicknesses over 12" and the absence of heat hardening in the cut materials.

Glass - Windshields & Side panelsGlass - Windshields & Side panels

Automotive glass is different than glass used for home purposes, Glass in the home application is designed to break into large shards, if broken. But glass used in automotive applications will encounter bumps in the road, or strain in an accident. Because of this fact, glass for automotive purposes is manufactured into two different types of safety glass to protect both the structure of the vehicle and those inside in car. The first type of glass is called laminated glass, which is used for the windshield. The other type is known as tempered glass, which is used for side and back window applications.


Building

Advanced Materials - Sanitary Fixture Mold MakingAdvanced Materials - Sanitary Fixture Mold Making

The work of a prototype or model maker is that of producing an exacting representation to an actual, or designed, 3-dimensional part, or it may be simply that of producing a "mock-up" for evaluation purposes. A wide variety of materials are available from which to choose, depending upon the model's use, ranging from a simple subtractive machining process, using something like tooling board, to a combination subtractive and additive process, using an EPS foam substrate with curable paste...

Advanced Materials - Composite Sanitary Fixtures - Hot Tubs, Spas, JacuzziAdvanced Materials - Composite Sanitary Fixtures - Hot Tubs, Spas, Jacuzzi

The housing and construction industries have continued to expand their use of advanced high quality materials, resulting in new offerings and products for acrylic FRP or ABS based bath tubs, hot tubs, shower trays and panel products or in solid surface applications including displays, hospitals, airports, tables, reception areas, sanitary and bath fixtures...


Eyeglasses

EyeglassesEyeglasses

CMS' Monofast CNC machining center system for manufacturing eyeglasses is the story of a winning solution's progress. 
Monofast, CMS' exclusive machining system for plastic and light-alloy eye-glass frames, specially designed and manufactured for the eye-glass industry, has been used for many years by the world's most renowned eye-glass manufacturers...


Marine

Marine hull & deck moldsLarge Dimension models & molds for boat and yachts - Advanced Materials

Producing exceptional boat hull and deck surfaces requires a high quality mold surface… Good molds can be used to build hundreds of boats, or just one, in the case of luxury yachts. Molds and models of massive proportions can be made in one piece, or large sections, in CMS' large format, 5-axis CNC machining centers. CMS provides its special know-how for EPS substrate foam machining as well as CNC controlled paste application technology, followed by its specially tuned CNC controlled high speed acceleration/deceleration milling capabilities for long cycle, high performance, milling work.

Hull & Deck trimmingCNC Marine boat hull & deck trimming - Advanced Materials

CMS’ world class 5-axis CNC machining center technology handles today's large boat hull and deck structures, combined with specialized supporting fixtures, laser scanning and data acquisition technology, and coupled with real time data manipulation to precisely and accurately machine each unique hull and deck structure based on its unique characteristics for a perfect, predictable, outcome in the assembly phase.


Power Generation

Power GenerationPower Generation

CMS provides the CNC machining center technology for machining the following range of components for the typical HAWT power generation unit (Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine): molds and model making for blades, hubs, nacelle covers and cones; molds for rotor components; and machining capabilities for trimming, flattening and drilling for the blade root...


Prototype Models & Molds

​Models & Molds in Aluminum or Non-Ferrous MaterialsModels & Molds in Aluminum or Non-Ferrous Materials

Aluminum molds had, in the past, been considered "soft tooling", but research... demonstrated... the value of aluminum molds for high volume production... With such benefits, the demand for CNC technology has dramatically increased for high speed aluminum machining capabilities combined with accuracy and quality. CMS is a leader in this specialized sector with its comprehensive high performance machining solutions...

Prototypes, Models & Molds in advanced materialsPrototypes, Models & Molds in advanced materials

The work of a prototype or model maker is that of producing an exacting representation...in a wide variety of materials... and processing methods, ranging from a simple subtractive machining process... in tooling board, to a combination subtractive and additive process, with EPS foam substrate and curable paste. CMS' know-how and proven experience bring together the range of technologies needed for this diverse work in its series of CNC milling and machining centers: large volume machining envelops... high feed speeds, high speed acc/dec characteristics, precision 5-axis processes, CMS' unique extraction capabilities and dust containment solutions, and CMS' technology for CNC controlled paste application...

Large Dimension ModelsLarge Dimension Models

Very large scale models and molds have given impetus to the development of CNC machining centers of a truly large scale, as represented by the need for: full sized boats, yachts, windmill blades, nacelles, spinners, full sized vehicle bodies, and so forth. The CMS CNC families covering these needs are POSEIDON, POSEIDON MAXI and CRONUS... providing full 5 axis machining centers with envelops reaching up to 60+ meters (200'+) in length, 10 meters (~33') in width and 5+ meters (~16.5') in height, including consideration for vertical height encumbrances with CMS' special telescopic Z axis... available with linear scale technology for high precision... and other important considerations such as: adaptive control of processing speeds, 5 axis dust collection, closed circuit video camera, automatic re-qualification of the 5-axis working head and cutting tools, automatic surface surveying and probing...


Transportation

Transportation: Railway - Trains, Trams, TubeTransportation: Railway - Trains, Trams, Tube

Modern train travel and transportation dates back to the 1820's, when rail lines began to connect cities together and provide a means of moving both products and people from one place to another over steel rails laid on specially prepared road beds. Cars and coaches were attached to steam locomotives, which remained the basic power source for the next 100 years. Today trains provide high load capacities, energy efficiency, and transport at faster speeds than ever. Trains are not limited to just wide open spaces, when a rail vehicle runs for at least part of the time on city streets, it's called a tram. When improved methods of underground boring were developed, making it possible to bore tunnels at considerable depths beneath power, water and sewer system infrastructure, tube trains made the process of "cut and cover" construction for underground trains irrelevant.

Transportation: Refrigerated Semi-trailers, Trailers & VansTransportation: Refrigerated Semi-trailers, Trailers & Vans

"Reefer" technology for refrigerated semi-trailers, trailers, vans, and ocean going containers makes a big impact on everyday life, making it possible to have and enjoy fresh produce almost any time of the year from anywhere in the world. The type of technology for refrigeration varies depending upon the particular situation, from water cooling, to cryogenic cooling, which utilizes dry ice, to high tech, high performance refrigeration units powered by the truck's diesel engine. The majority of long haul refrigerated transportation today is done by semi-trailers.