What is CNC Machining?
CNC machining is a production method using computer numerical controlled system. It enables high-speed production of parts with high precision by eliminating the chance of human error. Thus, it provides higher and more constant quality compared to traditional manufacturing methods. CNC machine works in the same way as milling, drilling, turning, threading and reaming processes. It provides lower lead time and professional product quality at wide time.
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How to process CNC Machining?
CNC machines process metal, plastic, wood and composites materials. Although CNC involves different operations, its basic principles are similar to traditional manufacturing methods. The main machining processes involve these sections:
- Designing the CAD data CNC machining process starts with the CAD data of the part at post processing. STEP-, IGES- and other types of data are used for CNC codes.
- Creating CNC codes by using CAD data
- CNC machines use the G codes or M codes of STEP and IGES data.
- Starting the machining process
After obtaining the codes, the manufacturing machines begin the process by using a numerical format.
- It has shorter lead times than the traditional methods
- Higher precision and repeatability
- Less human sourced fault
- Available for high volume manufacturing
- High speed workpiece altering
Critical factors when processing CNC Machining
- Requires detailed manufacturing plan
- High processing cost
- Higher initial investment level
- Compared traditional methods, it needs detailed maintenance and cleaning after the work over.
- For maintenance and calibration, a experienced executive operator is required.