What is CNC Machining?

CNC Machined Part

We know what machined parts look like (example shown above). But what is CNC machining anyway? For starters, CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control which indicates that the machine operates on numerical coding from a program in order to machine a part. As oppose to a non-CNC machine, which operates by mechanically using hand wheels and levers. By usingĀ  program commands from a computer file, the machine is able to operate automatically using various tools to machine metal and plastic. Below is a video of our Machine Shop. Continue reading