CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control, which means a computer converts the design generated from Computer Aided Design software (CAD), into numbers. These numbers are associated with the coordinates of a graph and the computer controls the movement of the tools. The machine tools are automated by precise programming encoded on a computer command module, usually attached to the machine, instead of being controlled manually or mechanically automated. The CNC Machine may look like it has standard controls, but the computer’s exclusive software and control console are what really makes CNC machining the most reliable operation for machining metal or plastic parts. It’s the CNC machining code) that effectively controls all features of the machine process such as the feed rate, synchronization, position and speed. With CNC machining, the computer can control exact positioning and pace. The process begins with a CAD drawing which creates the coding that the CNC machine will comprehend. The program is loaded to the module and an operator preforms a test run of the program to confirm everything is operating as it should be. CNC Machining has many advantages because the method can ensure optimal efficiency and uniformity which is more accurate than manual machining. Because of the exactness that is available with CNC Machining, complex parts can be manufactured in a way that would be almost impossible to achieve with manual machining. This process allows us to manufacture the exact same part to the very same specifications, even months or years in the future. There’s no variation between production runs, as often occurs with traditional machining methods. It is because of these qualities that CNC Machining is used in manufacturing parts requiring the tightest tolerances and the highest quality. CNC Machining is ideal for a wide array of different applications in a number of different industries, including plumbing, aerospace, automotive, hydraulics components and more. If you’re seeking affordable, precision CNC Machining & Turning services, contact Avanti Engineering today! Call 630-260-1333 or visit our online contact form.