One of the advantages of CNC or computer numerical control operation of all types of machining equipment is the precision cutting and shaping possibilities. With the computer controlling the movement of the cutting tool and managing the process, every workpiece is shaped exactly the same, and all to the master program specifications.
While this is true, when it comes to CNC milling and turning operations the human factor is still a critical part of the quality control operation of the facility. As with any type of CNC equipment or even robotic systems for the feeding and unloading of workpieces, the process itself has to be designed, set up and managed by experienced operators.
Understanding the Material
Setting up the CNC milling and turning program is the first step in the process, but it is critical for all other steps. Having a company with expertise and experience in working with the metal, alloy, plastic, or composite material saves time and reduces waste, while also producing quality final parts and components.
Not all types of metals and alloys are easy to work with any type of machining operation. This is particularly true with stainless steel and some grades of aluminum, particularly those used in the aerospace and medical device industries.
Understanding Industry Standards
The benefits of CNC milling and turning to an OEM include the ability to consistently produce parts to meet or exceed the quality and component standards required in the industry. Working with a company that has experience in producing parts in these types of industries is definitely an advantage for the OEM.
The use of the latest in milling and turning equipment and centers combined with advanced software programs and systems only adds to the precision and quality control the company can offer.
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