CNC Machining an amazing technological feat in recent times The world is witnessing great technological breakthroughs in all spheres and the latest in the world of machining is the amazing CNC machining. CNC stands for computer numerical control and this means that most of the machining work is controlled by the CNC machining system that has been programmed to work with utmost efficiency employing highest levels of automation. One major concern for companies wishing to go in for this technique is the initial investment that they have to incur, but with increase in productivity they will be able to pay back for themselves in no time. Let us see why CNC machining has taken the world by storm Yes, CNC machining has literally driven out the outdated system of manual maintenance or the numerical control system that were hitherto employed in metalworking fabrication processes. There are a whole lot of great advantages offered by this system and most companies are migrating to the CNC Machining method irrespective of the initial investment needed. Some of the major advantages of CNC machining The biggest and best advantage offered by CNC machining is improved automation that does not require an operator to be present continuously while it works. These machines can be left unattended and this enables the operators or engineers to tackle any other tasks. Since the CNC machines are able to work unattended the company will not require a large work force to man the machines. This reduces the burden of salaries payable to the operators. Safety of the work force is a main issue for companies engaged in fabrication works and the operators could easily get injured when one of the systems get jammed or some other accident occurs due to machining errors. This makes it necessary for the company to face a lot of legal issues and finally will have to pay huge compensations to the injured if the damage is grave. But with CNC machining hardly any operators are required hence risk to them is greatly reduced. CNC machines once properly programmed can work with tremendous speed and work tirelessly for any number of hours or even days. And they can be made to continue production activity even during holidays and weekends when all staff is on a holiday. And for all the extra work they do surprisingly they do not demand any overtime! And the greatest advantage that you gain out of CNC machining is its ability to produce exact replicas each and every time. Absolutely no variations will be seen, not even the minutest ones. And this is looked upon as a truly awesome feature in view of the present world of standardized and interchangeable parts. All that the machine needs is a proper
program placed and then on it slogs away tirelessly producing hundreds and thousands of replicas exact to the minutest detail. This is technology, hats off to this! And one more advantage is the flexibility of the machine to be reprogrammed in a short time to begin producing totally different products. But if it had to be done with human work force, they have to undergo training first to understand the concept and then they have to change the parts of the machine or go through a major rehauling to produce the new products. But CNC machining enables all of this in a just couple of hours and it is all ready to start off.
Published on Jun 26, 2013
Published on Jun 26, 2013
The world is witnessing great technological breakthroughs in all spheres and the latest in the world of machining is the amazing CNC machini...