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About Amplinks CNC Machining

Amplinks is the leading CNC Machining Service in China. We utilise world-class 3-axis to 5-axis CNC machinery employing the latest cutting-edge technology to deliver highly precise and high-quality machine components to our clients all round Australia.

Our CNC Milling and Routing machines can be applied to a wide range of metal materials including aluminum, steel, stainless steel, copper, titanium, aluminum alloy, copper alloy, titanium alloy, titanium magnesium alloy, steel alloy and nickel-chromium alloy.

We also provide a specialised custom raw material machining service as is required by our clients.

Our Process

We currently provide two types of CNC machining solutions: Turning and Milling. Each is better suited for manufacturing different geometries, due to its unique characteristics.

In our 3 and 4-1/2 axis CNC milling machine, the part is mounted onto the bed and material is removed using rotational cutting tools. Here is an overview of the basic CNC milling process:

a. First, the CAD model is converted into a series of commands that can be interpreted by the CNC machine (G-code). This is usually done on the machine by its operator, using the provided technical drawings.

b. A block of material is then cut to size and it is placed on the built platform, using either a vice or by directly mounting it onto the bed. Precise positioning and alignment is key for manufacturing accurate parts and special metrology tools (touch probes) are often used for this purpose.

c. Next, material is removed from the block using specialized cutting tools that rotate at very high speeds (thousands of RPM). Several passes are often required to create the designed part. First, an approximate geometry is given to the block, by removing material quickly at a lower accuracy. Then one or more finishing passes are used to produce the final part.

d. If the model has features that cannot be reached by the cutting tool in a single setup (for example, if it has a slot on it back side), then the part needs to be flipped and the above steps are repeated.

After machining, the part needs to be deburred. Deburring is the manual process of removing the small defects left on sharp edges due to material deformation during machining (for example, the defects created as a drill exists the far side of a through hole). Next, if tolerances were specified in the technical drawing, the critical dimensions are inspected. The part is then ready to use or post-process.

In our 5-axis CNC turning centres, the part is mounted on a rotating chuck and material is removed using stationary cutting tools. This way parts with symmetry along their centre axis can be manufactured. Turned parts are typically produced faster (and at a lower cost) than milled parts.

Here is a summary of the steps followed to manufacture a part with CNC turning:

1. The G-code is first generated from the CAD model and a cylinder of stock material (blank) with suitable diameter is loaded in the CNC machine.

2. The part starts rotating at high speed and a stationary cutting tool traces its profile, progressively removing material until the designed geometry is created. Holes along the centre axis can be also manufactured, using centre drills and internal cutting tools.

3. If the part needs to be flipped or moved, then the process is repeated. Otherwise, the part is cut from the stock and it is ready for use or further post-processing.

Typically, CNC turning systems are used to create parts with cylindrical profiles. These systems combine the high productivity of CNC turning with the capabilities of CNC milling and can manufacture a very large range of geometries with (looser) rotational symmetry, such as camshafts and radial compressor impellers.

Board of Directors

Daqing Jia BMe

Non-Executive Chairman

Mr Jia has been Non-Executive Director and Chairman since June 1992 and he is the one of the founders of the company. Mr Jia has more than 25 years of experience on operating and managing companies in the CNC mechanical industry. His strong business management and development skills have resulted in the successful expansion across global markets. He is a Non-Executive Director of Sansen Pty Ltd Xi’an, China since 1987.

Weibo Zhao BMe (Hons)

Non-Executive Director

Mr Zhao joined Board in June 1992 and he is the one of the founding partners of the company. Mr Zhao has exclusive experience on mid level company management across commercial negotiations with domestic and international counterparties. Now, he is one of the Non-Executive Director of Sansen Pty Ltd Xi’an, China.

Manqi Zhang BAc

Non-Executive Director

Ms Zhang joined the Company Board in October 1998, bringing with her a background in human resource management and strategic corporate planning. Before joining the company, she has held the Head of Human Resource position in a large public utility for more than 10 years. Ms Zhang is now the Non-Executive Director of the company and She is one of the founding partners of Amplinks.

Executive Team

Shiquan Xu BMc (Hons)

CEO/CTO, President and Managing Director

Shiquan joined company as Senior Vice President, Technical and Development, in March 2008 and was appointed to the role of CTO in June 2012. He was the Chief Technology Office of Siwei Design Institute Xi’an for more than 10 years before join in the company. He key areas of experience include company management, technical innovation, production design and product quality control.

Jing Wang BM (Hons)

Chief Operating Officer

Jing joined Amplinks in June 2002 and is responsible for the overall production department daily management. She has extensive experience from her work as an executive level strategic business partner in a wide range of national workplace. Jing has more than 10 years manage and business negotiation experience in CNC machining industry.

Garry Gao BE (Hons)

Technical Sales and Regional President Australia and New Zealand

Garry joined the company in May 2014 as a technical sales manager with responsibilities for developing Australia and New Zealand markets. Qualified from University of New South Wales, Australia. Garry’s local experience on customer service and sales allows the company to serve the local requirements of customers whilst drawings on the Company’s broader global network.

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