Computer-numerical control (CNC) machining is synonymous with fast, accurate and safe manufacturing processes. The evolving speed and accuracy of these systems make for super-efficient production of complex parts, and alongside technologies like 3D printing and injection moulding – is revolutionising what we know to be possible.
We know that time is money, and this is especially true in the manufacturing industry. Small changes in efficiency, tweaks to processes and filing off rough edges of known procedures, all add up to significant cost savings at scale.
The benefits of CNC machining in this instance are substantial:
When you remove the human element from a manufacturing process and replace it with the guaranteed accuracy of a CNC machine, you know that you can expect unvarying results from each cut, each grind, each process.
Before businesses made use of CNC machining, you may have had to make use of several operators on routers, mills or lathes; each with varying skill levels and with the possibility of making mistakes.
A CNC machine spits out consistently accurate pieces once it’s been set up – perfect for high volume requirements.
A CNC machine can be a set-and-forget system which will just keep creating the same projects into their hundreds or thousands. Effective programming and sound equipment allow the machining processes to run throughout the night with little to no supervision.
The flexibility afforded by this incredible tech means that changes to the product design can be made from the safety of an office and plugged in to run.
Removing human operators from heavy machinery equals fewer accidents. Cutting, grinding and other machining devices always come with a measure of danger, and therefore reducing the instances of staff injured on duty will automatically reduce costs and associated legal fees if someone gets hurt.
CNC machining is a wonderful example of tech making life easier for businesses, and if we can make your next project run a little smoother, cost a little less, and still create the perfect product – then we look forward to your call.