What is CNC Machining?

What is CNC Machining?


Simply put: CNC Machining is machining controlled by computers.

If you’re reading this, you likely searched “What is CNC Machining?” CNC (Computer numerical control) is a manufacturing process in which computers, rather than humans, control industrial machines to create things. The practice dates back to the 1940’s  when the very first Numerical Control machines followed points marked on punched tape.  Today computers communicate directly with machinery and other factory tools to manufacture parts defined by CAD (Computer Aided Design.)

 

 

 

 

 

The practice dates back to the 1940’s  when the very first CNC machines followed points marked on punched tape.

 

 

Some examples of CNC machines include:

  • Mills
  • Lathes
  • Electric discharge machining
  • Water Jet Cutter
  • Sinker EDM
  • Wirer EDM
  • Multi Spindle Machines
  • Plasma cutters

 

CNC is an indispensable tool for mass production. Designing for CNC manufacturing requires a distinct understanding of how the various machines function. Missteps in the design phase can cause machines to crash and greatly damage quality control. Our team follows DFM (Design for Manufacturing) best practices to mitigate CNC machine crashing.

 

In need of CNC work? The fastest way to get a quote is to fill out our PDR form.


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