CNC Manufacturing is a term that you are likely to be somewhat familiar with at this point, if you have found your way to our website. But to reiterate for any who are still unsure, CNC Machining/Manufacturing is a Computer Numerical Control method of fabrication. This means that numerical data/written code is used to instruct the machine to use a stock/blank “piece” of the chosen material (often metal) and remove layers to create an extremely precise final piece that can be adjusted to be the perfect fit for the customers specifications.
Fields that CNC is actively used in are as follows:
Electronic Appliances/ Consumer Electronics
The laptop or computer in front of you, the tablet cradled in your lap, the phone in your hand are just some examples of products that have likely come about as a result of the use of CNC machines to help mass produce metallic components within those devices. This will often extend to almost any mass produced electronic appliance around your home, be it from domestic brands or international ones.
The medical field has a plethora of precisely manufactured devices that are needed in order to continue providing healthcare services to those in need. Particularly, with many hospitals currently overwhelmed/under strain due to the COVID-19 pandemic; the need for quality machinery and tools is greater than ever. Where does CNC come into this you may ask? Everything from implants to shielded enclosures for patients to MRI machine parts and medical instruments require CNC manufacturing.
A notable improvement made to the medical field thanks to CNC machining/manufacturing is in the area of Hip Replacements. Thanks to modern day medicine we see people living longer and generally more active lifestyles which means their bodies are often working for years longer than generations past. As a result procedures such as hip replacements are needing to be made to be increasingly durable and the room for error is even more minute. With a procedure such as this, the replacement
Aerospace is a field that is ever changing and with industries such as commercial and private aerospace as well as government research bodies and even areas such as space exploration, it becomes apparent that the range for which CNC can be applied is immense. From milling to turning and precision milling, CNC is necessary since calculations in this field can be a matter of life or death for those occupying these vehicles. Thus it is the precision of CNC that makes it so applicable in this industry. Albeit, commercial travel is currently at a stand still, however following this pandemic’s effects it is undeniable that the need for ongoing manufacturing of parts to ensure aeroplanes and similar such vehicles can run smoothly, is necessary and only really possible through CNC manufacturing in mass.
Transport & Automotive
Have you ever taken note of how a car engine works? How does each part move and operate so precisely? And how even small misalignment could bring the engine to a grinding halt? From exhaust manifolds to pistons and crankshafts, the components needed to keep a car going are numerous and with so many engine models and so many millions of cars being produced or having parts refitted, the need for the precise work of CNC milling is made ever apparent. Additionally, oftentimes people will keep cars for years or they will pass hands numerous times and see daily use. This daily use leads to the inevitable wear and tear that sees the need for replacement parts to be manufactured. But oftentimes these parts may have been replaced with new parts and the necessary older component is no longer mass produced so CNC machines can be used to make specific parts to the exact specifications of the necessary part that the customer needs for their vehicle.