What is CNC?
You may be surprised to learn that the first CNC machine was invented in the 17th century! However, it wasn't until the 1940s that engineers began to consider using the CNC more widely, and now it's a widely used tool for creating products worldwide. It allows for more precise cutting than ever before, meaning you can create multiple identical products at once.
CNC or Computer Numerical Control is a method of digitally designing a product and using that design to cut product parts. You can create this design by manually entering it into the computer. Or you can save time by using a CAM program to scan a prototype and create a design from it. Whichever design method you use, the computer will use the design to cut parts for your product from a range of materials. It can save you a lot of time if you want to create multiple identical products.
It also reduces the risk of human error in the manufacturing process. As long as you have the exact dimensions in the original design, you can simply set the machine to create the perfect product every time. You can even save your designs for future use in case you need to place more orders in the future.
Uses of CNC
CNC machining can be used in a large number of industries. From complex parts to large products, it can help speed up almost any manufacturing process. Using CNC is a great way to create multiple copies of the same product. That's why it's often a popular choice for engine or machine building. Making parts for gears, shafts and brakes is a day's work for CNC machines.
CNC is also heavily used in the aerospace industry because it provides excellent precision, which is important in aerospace technology. In fact, aerospace products typically have margins of only 0.00004 inches, making them impossible to produce by hand.
Other industries that use CNC include
Oil and gas industry
When it comes to precision cutting or high volume orders, metal CNC machine is your best option. This also gives you a wider range of material options for your project.
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