Applications and Advantages of CNC Machining
CNC machining (which stands for Computer Numerically Controlled machining) is a manufacturing process that uses specialized computer software to guide production machinery. CNC machining controls various types of complex machinery, and a thorough detailing of the services we provide can be found here.
Through the use of grinders, lathes, and mills, a single CNC program can cut and shape different materials to create intricate machined parts and components.
Explore the advantages of CNC machining that Precision Automation utilizes for the benefit of our customers:
CNC Machining Provides Consistency
Because CNC machining is a computer-based operation, this process eliminates nearly all human error during manufacturing. As a result, CNC machining is a far more precise method of manufacturing than manual machining. CNC allows for repetitive manufacturing and fabrication, producing exact results over and over again.
CNC Machining Increases Manufacturing Speeds
Another advantage of computer-controlled machines is that the process is easily automated. By reducing the human component of the process to programming , the manufacturing production benefits from increased speeds. This advantage does not come at the expense of quality of manufacturing however; CNC machining maintains high levels of quality even with rapid production rates.
CNC Machining Increases Efficiency
CNC machines are advantageous in comparison to a manual operation because machines do not require breaks during production. They are also pre-programmed to complete their controlled commands, without the use of levers or hand wheels. As a result, this method of manufacturing is highly efficient, further improving manufacturing speeds by continually operating at full capacity.
CNC Machines Promote Safety
Beyond efficiency, CNC machines are capable of promoting safety on the workfloor. In part, CNC machining increases workplace safety because automated processes reduce the need for hands-on labor and eliminate the risk of dangerous human error. Moreover, these pieces of machinery are equipped with safety measures that are able to execute tasks more thoroughly and much more safely than manual machines’ guards or safety doors.
CNC Machining Is a Lower Cost Solution
This type of machining requires fewer machine operators since one skilled operator can run several machines at one time. Since the CNC is so accurate, it reduces errors from the manufacturing process and eliminates unnecessary waste. By eliminating a significant portion of manual labor during each project, but also reduces labor costs.
CNC Machining Applications
Our modern, fully-equipped CNC machining department is a major asset to our core services. With cutting-edge equipment in our machine shop, we are able to accommodate production runs of various sizes, and manufacture fabricated parts and components from materials ranging from steel, to aluminum, to plastics, and more. Our CNC Machining project applications are dictated by size, material, & design and provide our team the opportunity to fulfill quantity orders of a dozen or 1,000 pieces, and anywhere in between.
The advantages of CNC machining are able to be applied to a wide variety of Precision Automation’s services, including: Machining, Fabrication, Mechanical Assembly, and Electrical Assembly. Contact our team today and experience the advantages of CNC machining for yourself!