What is CNC Machining?

Posted on Apr 05, 2020 by Cullen Hikene

A CNC machine is a motorized maneuverable tool and often a motorized maneuverable platform, which are both controlled by a computer, according to specific input instructions.

What is CNC Machining?

CNC machining is a term used to describe processes in which machine tools are controlled by a computer program.  The computer program instructs the equipment to make precise, three-dimensional cuts.  CNC is the acronym for “computer numerical control,” which speaks to this computer-driven machining process.  More precise and faster than manual machining, CNC does not require manual intervention during the cutting process.

Machining is a term sometimes used synonymously with the broader family of subtractive manufacturing.  Among the CNC machining options that 3Diligent ProdEX offer are technologies including turning, milling, lathing, boring, braiding, routing, and others.

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CNC Boring

3Diligent Example Process: Boring

Boring is the process of enlarging a hole drilled by means of a single-point cutting tool, such as in boring a gun barrel or an engine cylinder.


CNC Braiding

3Diligent example processes: braidingBraiding is the process of using a machine to interlace three or more strands of wire to create a variety of materials, including rope, reinforced hose, and covered power cords.

CNC Electro-Discharge Machining [EDM]

3Diligent example processes: EDM

Electro-discharge machining is capable of delivering tremendous precision on parts made of electrically conductive materials.

CNC Milling

Vulcury supports digital manufacturing such as CNC milling through its procurement and shop management portals.

Using a rapidly turning blade to cut into a block of raw material. The fundamental CNC Machining technology, capable of creating a wide variety of geometries with tight tolerances.

CNC Routing

Routing can be CNC, hand-held, or mounted on a table, creating hollow spaces and cavities in a workpiece from one angle.

CNC Turning

This process carves round and circular-shaped metals or plastics into more precise geometries with smooth, tight tolerances.

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