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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

The Go-To For Manufacturing: CNC Machining

 


What is CNC Machining?

CNC Machining, also known as Computer Numerical Control, is the automation process that uses a set of well-defined computer codes entered into a pre-programmed computer attached to the machine. Based on these codes, the machine tool is operated, and it performs the desired operations to produce the final product with accuracy levels as such that there is hardly any error between the product design and the final product. This method is being implemented in most manufacturing industries to do away with the conventional machining processes, which involved a huge amount of labor work.

The technicalities of a CNC Machine

A CNC machine is an integrated unit consisting of a workspace, tool changing station and arrangement, and most importantly, a computer that takes the G and M codes' inputs to execute and produces the desired output. The desired part’s mechanical dimensions are defined by the Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software and then processed and converted into a manufacturing format by the Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software. The directives are translated into alphanumeric G and M codes by the CAM software. The raw material is then loaded into the workspace, where the machining process starts, and the final desirable product is obtained. The accuracy levels are in the ranges of millimeters, and the final product has hardly any variations for the original CAD model.

Currently, CNC has found applications in some industries, like Automotive, Medical, Consumer electronics, Aviation, Aerospace, Manufacturing, Robotics, to name a few.

The benefits of CNC

The CNC machining services provider companies have skilled workers and machinists who make parts and milled parts with various plastic materials and metal materials.  The works of the CNC Machining Service company should have excellent CNC machining aptitudes. They should also present a compliment for the other metal printing facility, which can provide a great place for people to satisfy their needs with the service's advanced designs.

CNC Machining poses the following benefits that have led to its widespread use in the industries mentioned above: -

v  High level of accuracy and precision in the range of millimeters such that the final manufactured product does not vary with the designed CAD model

v  The product passes the quality control steps easily as there is hardly any variance concerning the model.

v  The processes are repeatable and can be completed in cycles without wasting any time between the machine setup and all.

v  A wide range of raw materials like plastics, ceramics, metals, and alloys can be machined easily, and no form of pre-machining processes is required.

v  The machine's turnaround is quite fast, and a bulk order can be completed easily within the stipulated deadline.

v  The machine is suitable for carrying out small, batch, and mass production processes.

CNC Machining is divided into two types: CNC Milling and CNC Turning.

These processes are used to make the necessary cuts and shapes in the products and remove the excessive material. The main aim of selecting these automation processes is to control material handling and reduce material wastage.

 

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