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CNC Machining stands for Computer Numerical Control Machining. CNC Machining is a process in the manufacturing sector. It uses computers to control machine tools.
There are different types of tools which can be controlled. They include mills, routers, lathes, and grinders.
CNC Machining relies on unique software and a control console. The machine tools work through using numerical control. A program is customized for each object.
The CNC Machines use a CNC machining language, known as G-Code, to program controls for all their features.
- With G-Code coordination, feed rate, speeds, and location can be controlled.
- With CNC machining, the computer controls the exact velocity and position.
- CNC machining is used in the manufacturing process of plastic and metal-cutting.
How CNC Machining Works
- A 2D or 3D CAD drawing is created
- A G-Code program is created for the CNC machine
- The G-Code program is loaded
- A CNC Machine operator does a test run of the program as a quality control check, which is known as “cutting air”.
The important parts of the process include: cutting path, tool selection, feeding rate, rotating speed.
Types of CNC Machining
Attard Engineering offers different types of CNC machining to suit your exact needs.
- CNC Milling
- CNC turning
- Precision machining
- Titanium machining
- Aluminum machining
- Brass/copper machining
- Stainless machining
- Plastic machining
- Ceramic machining
CNC Machining Advantages
CNC Machining offers many types of advantages which include:
- A precision machining process which far exceeds manual machining results
- The process can be repeated exactly the same over and over again
- Can produce complex shapes which are not possible with manual machining
- Can be used to produce complex 3D shapes
These advantages make CNC machining the right tool for any task which is repetitive or requires a high level of precision.
For all your CNC machining needs, contact Attard Engineering today to discuss your requirements.