Many different products are made with CNC machining. CNC machining is the process by which products are made with using a combination of machine tools and computer controls in the manufacturing process. The benefits of products made in this way, are better accuracy, better precision, and a wider variety of materials that can be used. Modern CNC machines have the capability to be completely automated, with digital files that provide all of the instructions that are necessary to complete a project.
- Most cell phones, laptops, smart watches, and cars are manufactured using CNC machining.
- Fully automated CNC machines contain digital files with instructions for cutting trajectories and tooling.
- Designing the parts for the CAD software is the first step of the CNC machining process.
“In general, CNC machining is the term refering to the manufacturing process of creating custom-made parts using machine tools together with computerized controls.”