CNC is an acronym for ‘Computer Numerically Controlled’, and there is a constant global demand for large CNC machining to take place. When products are produced by computers, the computers themselves rely on numbers in order to tell machines what to do. Any machine instructed by using Computer Numerical Controlling can be referred to as a CNC machine. The machines can be used to perform rapidly different tasks, and there may be a number of CNC machines working alongside each other on a project. When these machines are grouped together, the result is known as a cell. What’s so appealing about CNC controlling is that the machines and computers can continue working free from the presence of humans. Small and large CNC machining can be used to perform any number of tasks that humans may find too repetitive, or those that may have otherwise been costlier to businesses if they were completed by staff.
Large CNC machining is intelligent enough to come to a halt if errors occur and can even be used to contact an off-site engineer if problems do occur, allowing engineers to reverse a problem at the earliest opportunity. The machines first appeared in factories and manufacturing sites in the 1970s, but have become much cheaper to run and more efficient over the decades. The machines are known for their accuracy and safety. The fact that the machines can now lock down automatically when errors occur and can be programmed to contact an engineer in such instances makes them a highly appealing proposition.
Less room for error
You may even find small rather than large CNC machining tools in domestic settings. CNC has become a hobby for many enthusiasts who have been won over by the capabilities of the machines. Many fans of CNC have used the technology for creative purposes such as wood-based crafts. Large CNC machining can help businesses to make vast savings by cutting down on the wastage that is caused by human error. The machines are often much faster than manual operation would allow for and because the machines are usually installed away from staff, there is less scope for accidents to occur. Large CNC machining looks set to continue to swell in popularity.
Mollart Cox Engineering is an expert in all aspects of large CNC machining. They also offer services in gun drilling, deep hole drilling and CNC honing. Visit www.mollartcox.co.uk for all enquiries.