Types of CNC Machines You’ll Find in Shops Around the World

From its humble beginnings in a small garage to its current 58,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility, Brodeur Machine Co. has grown to become a leader in precision CNC machining. Located in New Bedford, MA, we’ve witnessed the evolution of CNC technology and how different types of CNC machines have revolutionized manufacturing worldwide. Let’s explore the various CNC machines you’ll find in shops around the globe and their impact on modern production.

CNC Milling Machines

CNC Milling Machines are foundational in the world of CNC machining. At Brodeur Machine Co., we utilize these versatile machines for a range of applications, from creating complex geometries in metal to precision milling in plastics. Our milling machines are equipped to handle both large-scale industrial projects and detailed, custom jobs.

CNC Turning Centers (Lathes)

CNC Lathes, or turning centers, are pivotal in our operations. These machines excel in producing symmetrical, cylindrical parts. Our skilled machinists leverage their capabilities to produce high-precision components for industries requiring exacting standards, such as defense and medical device manufacturing.

CNC Router Machines

CNC Routers are the artisans of the CNC world. At Brodeur Machine Co., we use these machines for intricate woodworking, carving, and plastic fabrication, offering our clients custom solutions that combine aesthetic beauty with functional design for custom crating to ensure parts are transported seamlessly.

CNC Plasma Cutting Machines

Our facility is also equipped with CNC Plasma Cutting Machines. These powerful tools are utilized primarily in metal fabrication, helping us deliver components with precise cuts and smooth finishes for the energy and infrastructure sectors.

CNC Wire Electrical Discharge Machines(EDM)

Wire EDM is another area of our expertise. This specialized process allows us to shape materials at a level of precision not achievable with traditional cutting methods. It’s particularly valuable in creating intricate molds and components with extremely fine details.

CNC Laser Cutting Machines

CNC Laser Cutting Machines are known for their accuracy and efficiency. At Brodeur Machine Co., we use these machines to cut, engrave, and mark various materials, delivering components with precise dimensions and high-quality surface finishes.

3D Printing: CNC Additive Manufacturing

Embracing the future of manufacturing, we’ve also integrated 3D Printing vendors into our list of material suppliers. This additive manufacturing method allows us to create complex, bespoke parts with speed and precision, opening new possibilities in design and production.

Specialized CNC Machines

Our commitment to meeting our clients’ unique needs has led us to invest in specialized CNC machines. These include machines for wire EDM, sand and bead blasting, and thermal spray, enhancing our ability to offer comprehensive, end-to-end solutions.

Factors Influencing the Choice of CNC Machines

Selecting the right CNC machine involves considering material types, desired precision, production scale, and specific industry requirements. At Brodeur Machine Co., we guide our clients through this selection process, ensuring the optimal machine is used for their project.

The Future of CNC Machining

The world of CNC machining is ever-evolving, with technological advancements continually enhancing capabilities and efficiency. As a forward-thinking company, Brodeur Machine Co. stays abreast of these trends, ensuring we remain at the cutting edge of CNC technology.


The diversity of CNC machines reflects the dynamic nature of modern manufacturing. At Brodeur Machine Co., we pride ourselves on harnessing this diversity to provide our clients with high-quality, precision components. Our journey from a small garage to a leading CNC precision machining company illustrates our dedication to growth, innovation, and quality.

To discover more about our CNC machining capabilities and how we can assist with your next project, contact Brodeur Machine Co. today at 508-995-2662. Let us be your partner in navigating the complex world of CNC machining.