CNC machining or numerically controlled machining is the process of using a computer linked to a cutting machine in order to produce a pattern, model, part or tool in wide range of materials including wood, metal, foam and high or low density model boards.
With the introduction of CNC machines, the manufacturing industry made a radical change, curves and complex 3D structures became relatively quick and easy to produce and the number of steps required to machine a part were dramatically reduced. As the CNC machining process was automated, considerable improvements in speed and quality have been achieved whilst minimising errors as the CNC machine can be controlled directly from the designers CAD file.
"We are very excited by the opportunities that this new modular system provides. Already MPM have added value to our business and are offering advice and helpful suggestions to both assist in areas of design and the future growth of the project."John Beers, Hang Fast Climbing | READ THE CASE STUDY
- Low product costs due to the fact that once setup, the machine will accurately repeat the process
- High level of accuracy and consistency
- Ability to keep up with customer demand as a CNC machine can be re-programmed in a matter of hours or can refer back to previous versions