We understand why the custom processing market is dominated by CNC machine tools. The main reason behind this is the versatility and repeatability of CNC machines. Traditional machines require a manual controller that is prone to small errors. However, the CNC machine is controlled by a computer that converts the cad model of the desired design directly into a set of G or M code. These codes precisely control the movement of the tool holder and minimize the chance of error.
CNC machine tools have become an integral part of every major industry worldwide. CNC machining of metals and plastics is used to create complex shapes that have the ability to withstand high stresses without failure. CNC plastics are used in industries that require excellent strength, surface properties and wear resistance. Also, due to the light weight and high strength of aluminum alloys, CNC aluminum parts are commonly used in the aerospace industry. In summary, CNC machining has several significant advantages over traditional machining techniques. Some obvious advantages are listed below.
High precision: CNC machining is extremely accurate and virtually eliminates human error. CNC machining can achieve precision days at 1/1000.
High durability: CNC machining can work easily for 24 hours without interruption. Their operation can only be stopped when maintenance is required.
Repeatability and scalability: CNC machining is extremely repeatable. Any batch has the exact same size without any errors. Again, the size of the part can be easily changed without any errors.
High power: If you need to make any complex shapes with high precision, you can easily use CNC machines.
Less labor: Only one operator is required to use a CNC machine compared to a conventional machine.
Lower cost: Although the capital cost of CNC processing machines is high, their overall cost is lower.
High safety: CNC machines are very safe because they operate in a very safe environment.
Low maintenance: CNC machines do not require much maintenance. Coolant and lubricant are automatically drained, which means that tools and parts are less likely to overheat.
Versatility: With CNC machines, individual units can easily perform a variety of tasks. Traditional machines can only perform one task, for example, a lathe can only perform one function. In contrast, CNC machines can easily perform all types of tasks.