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Automotive Machining: Key Advantages and Applications

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What is Automotive Machining?

The modern automotive industry was born of innovation and automation. In 1913, Henry Ford revolutionized the industry with the use of an assembly line in automobile production. Today, CNC automotive machining technology continues to revolutionize the automotive sector, making custom, high-quality components that advance automotive parts while remaining cost-effective and quick to produce.

Automotive machining is the process of manufacturing automotive parts with the aid of CNC machining capabilities. Automotive companies must stay innovative and efficient as they specialize their offerings in order to stay competitive. CNC machining is swift but precise, allowing businesses in need to advance their automotive offerings with the quick creation of new, complex parts. Read on to learn more about the advantages of automotive machining and the applications it brings value to.

Automotive Machining Advantages


CNC machining is versatile and compatible with a wide range of metal and material types. From alloy steel to aluminum, acrylic, poly-materials, and more, CNC machining is capable of transforming the materials you choose into the high-quality automotive parts you need.


CNC machining is an efficient production method that uses automation to speed up the production process without sacrificing quality. When you choose a CNC machining team that pairs key automation tools with exceptional engineers, you can ensure your production process is smooth and swift, with no time or money wasted.

Premium, Precise Production

Automation and advanced machining technology combined with an expert team of engineers boost the quality and accuracy of the final automotive machined part. To stay above your competitors with unmatched quality, and adhere to standards to ensure your auto parts are safe for the road, explore Aztalan’s quality control capabilities.


CNC machining ensures your parts, and in turn, your final products all meet the same specifications you set and quality standards, a feature of great importance in the production of auto parts. Their ease of repeatability allows you to produce as many components as you require to meet demand, and trust that each part will function just as smoothly as the others.

Automotive Machining Applications

Using CNC processes for automotive machining offers unique prototype and production applications.


The prototypes produced by CNC machining are high-quality, durable, and functional. They can be created and tested before going into production, which is of top importance as automotive companies ensure their products perform well and meet necessary industry standards. Due to its range of compatible materials, automotive machining can be used for an array of prototype needs, from interior parts to lighting components to what’s under the hood. No matter your part need, CNC machining can be an ideal method to rapidly develop a functional prototype that you can test and finetune before moving on to production.


CNC milling and turning are widely used in automotive manufacturing. These techniques are responsible for a variety of production needs like suspension components, drive shafts, and part molds. CNC machining is a critical component in electric vehicle production due to its tight tolerance capabilities, which helps ensure electric vehicle parts are safe and customized to rigid standards. The accuracy, attention to complexity, and ability to be easily repeated when you need to produce on a grand scale make CNC machining the perfect choice for your automotive demands.

Choose Aztalan for Your Automotive Machining Needs

Aztalan has over fifty years of experience serving our customers' needs with high-quality CNC machined parts and comprehensive capabilities. When you work with Aztalan for your automotive machining needs, you can count on top-notch CNC turning, milling, and swiss turning capabilities that bring your concept to life exactly the way your vision and project requirements demand. We go the extra mile beyond our competitors and offer start-to-finish support, from engineering aid as you finetune your designs to soldering and brazing, assembly, and ultrasonic cleaning so your parts are polished, primed, and ready for use.

As an ISO 13458 and ISO 9001:2015 certified company, quality is our top priority. We’ve advanced our operations with skilled engineers and key automation to ensure we adhere to strict quality standards while also working efficiently and accurately. We pride ourselves on price transparency and always ensure we work in a cost-effective manner that keeps your premium quality final product within your unique budget and timeline.

Aztalan is here to help you innovate and achieve excellence. Contact us today to learn how we can best serve your automotive machining needs.

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