There are many things to consider when deciding whether or not to invest in a CNC machine. First, it is important to know that you don’t need a lot of training in order to use a CNC machine. It’s beneficial to have some training, but it’s not necessary to produce quality work. Another thing to know is that when you use a CNC machine, a project can be replicated over and over again because it’s programmed into the machine.
- An advantage of a CNC machine over a traditional machine comes when you need to make the same thing over an over, rather than just one time.
- CNC machines can be more cost effective, because you need fewer people involved in the labor process.
- An advantage to the CNC machine is that you can just simulate a prototype, rather than actually having to produce the prototype for real.
“With conventional machines, you do need a long period of experience to get the most out of them. With CNC machines, experience still is a great benefit. You’ll always be learning new things and better ways to improve your production and quality. But, you can start in CNC machining with less experience and still produce at a high quality.”