Computer numerical control, or CNC machining for short, is the process of using computer software that has been pre-programmed to determine the movement of fabrication equipment and machinery. This process can be used to control a number of sophisticated machines, from grinders and lathes to mills and routers. With CNC machining, three-dimensional cutting tasks can be achieved with incredible precision as a single series of prompts.
The CNC process bypasses and thus replaces the manual control concerns of that past that required the operator to directly guide and control actions for various machining tools through levers, buttons, and wheels. For people outside the manufacturing industry, a CNC system may resemble a set of simple computer components, but the software program and console used in CNC processing distinguishes it from all other forms of calculation.
The Value of Industry-Leading Precision
CNC machining is a subtractive manufacturing process where raw materials are modified by using various precision cutting tools to produce parts or products. Modern software is used to control equipment according to your 3D design specifications. Our team of engineers and machining specialists program the equipment to optimize cutting time, surface coverage, and highest tolerance to meet your needs. We use CNC machines not only for the production of parts and prototypes but also for the production of molds that can be used for tool molding or die casting services.
The Advantage of Industry-Leading Quality
Thanks to the high levels of precision and control available through this process, CNC machining offers several advantages over other production methods, including:
- Fast processing – With CNC machining, production can begin as soon as the part design is approved and input into the controlling software. This capability allows manufacturers to produce high-quality precision parts with extremely low turnaround times.
- Precision and Accuracy – Because the CNC machining process is highly automated, individual parts are more precise and are produced more consistently from batch to batch.
- Flexibility – CNC machining is suitable for a variety of materials, including metals and plastics, and can be used to make a range of standard and custom shapes and designs. Parts produced range from simple to sophisticated, but always precise.
The Best Way to Turn Concepts into Reality
No matter which manufacturing process is ultimately used to produce final products, CNC machining is often used by designers as a means of making initial and final prototype stages with short waiting times. With CNC prototyping, designers can quickly explore multiple ideas without the cost of retooling or waiting time. This is one of the best ways to create conceptual models and functional prototypes for design reviews. Compared to other rapid prototyping methods, a CNC machine can be utilized with industry-leading effectiveness to get a prototype for tight tolerance concerns using real materials. CNC prototyping is the preferred choice for breathing new life into designs compared to other rapid prototyping methods.
The Importance of Extreme Accuracy
CNC machining is one of the most important functions of the modern manufacturing sector, from the production of computer parts and fasteners to auto parts and aerospace components. Without the unique high-tech capabilities offered by CNC machines, various components that can be found in everyday household items are difficult to produce. As engineers trained in CNC machining can tell you, the coding that allows CNC machines to operate effectively is surprisingly complex.
Our CNC machines are programmed by our internal team of experts according to the exact specifications of each client. Also, we have extensive experience in several related fields, including machine design, reverse engineering, and metal fabrication processes.
Contact Our Team Today to Get Started
H&H Precision Machining captures your vision and turns it into a finished product with perfect dimensions and long-lasting durability. We begin each project by consulting with you and examining your sketch or sample to achieve a clear understanding of your project goals and expectations. As soon as we know the specifications and quantities that you need, will be able to offer a clear quote. We can also produce prototypes on request. Don’t hesitate to contact us today to find out more about our services or to get started on your own project right away.