With computerized solutions being used in almost every sphere of life, it has its impact of the machining arena too. And accordingly, CNC machining is fast replacing conventional machine prototyping. So, what does CNC stand for? Well, it is short for 'computer numerical control' machining and it allows for computer controlled machining. With CNC prototype machining, you can expect greater levels of efficiency through higher levels of automation process.
While detractors of this process accuse it of being too expensive for developing models, and replicas, its advocates feel that faster and accurate results negate all that. It also reduces sufficient workload and prevents errors related to conventional methods of prototype machining. Moreover, due to automated controls, expenses on employing extra manpower too is reduced to a great extend.
Indeed, some CNC machines are so efficient that you can in fact leave it unattended and put your focus and effort on some other tasks. Hence, you can do multitasking with these machines! Ultimately, this also reduces unwarranted accidents, as now you don't have to worry about worker safety with automated controls that work on their own, once you switch the 'on' button.
The best thing however is that this with CNC prototype machining, you can get prototypes just anytime. As these machines work 24X7, you do not have to worry about worker fatigue and yet gets faster results with zero errors. Moreover, unlike manual machining every product in this type of computerized machining are exact replicas of each other. There would not be any variations, which usually happen with traditional and manual production methods.
Now, you would ask, 'what about customized products, if all the products are replicas of each other?' CNC prototype machining has answers for this as well. CNC machines are flexible; you can program these as per your requirements and specifications to get the prototypes that suit your ideas.
So, next time you think prototype machining, think CNC and get the best results in the fastest possible time.