CNC (Computer Numerical Control) is a technology that is used in the manufacturing industry, where computers controls the movements of machines.
These machines can include lathe centers, shaping machines and vertical millers.
The first ever CNC machines were initially developed in the USA around 1940, and it grew really fast due to the ability to produce high quality work in large quantities.
CNC machines can be used in many different ways, including:
1.Making circuits boards - they are used to make printed circuit boards for different products.
2.Making enclosures - the different types of CNC machines like laser cutters, mills and lathes use some parts to make enclosures. Sticker cutters are also used to make decorations for enclosures.
3.For Computer Integrated Manufacturing - They are programmed in a specific way according to instructions, and this can save hundreds of thousands of hours of manual programming.
The CNC machine is used in many different industries, including:
1.Agriculture - the agriculture industry requires reliable, high-quality production of machine parts and other products.
2.Transportation - some vehicle parts like gears, brakes, pins and shafts need precise CNC machining in their manufacturing.
3.Firearms - CNC machines are needed to create complex barrels, plates and triggers, among other things.
4.Other Industries - for a long list of cool CNC machine applications in various industries, see this page on Carve Your Creation.
There are many advantages of CNC machines, and they include:
1.Reliability - the machines work reliably; it doesn’t matter whether it’s a weekday, weekend or holiday. The only time they stop is when they need maintenance, repair, or when they are in down time.
2.High Production - they generally do a huge amount of work in a relatively short period, and they are flexible.
3.Less Human Labor - when the machines are working, all they require is some oversight and periodic maintenance. They are programmed and they can generally work on their own.
4.Identical Products - despite their high speed, these machines are able to produce uniform products with little to no error.
The production and manufacturing industries continue to grow, and this means that powerful CNC technology will likely become more common for the foreseeable future.