CNC Machine Shop
Numerical control (NC) is the automation of machine tools that are operated by abstractly programmed commands encoded on a storage medium, as opposed to being controlled manually via hand wheels or levers, or mechanically automated via cams alone. Most NC today is computer numerical control (CNC), in which computers play an integral part in the control. In modern CNC systems, end-to-end component design is highly automated using computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) programs. The programs produce a computer file that is interpreted to extract the commands needed to operate a particular machine via a postprocessor and then loaded into the CNC machines for production.
Since any particular component might require the use of several different tools – drills, saws, etc., modern machines often combine multiple tools into a single “cell”. In other cases, several different machines are used with an external controller and human or robotic operators that move the component from machine to machine. In either case, the complex series of steps needed to produce any part is highly automated and produces a part that closely matches the original CAD design.
- CNC Machining Centre (England).
- Hardinge CNC Turning Center (USA).
- Takisawa CNC Turning Center (Japan)
- Precision Milling Machines with DR (England).
- Universal Milling Machines (German).
- Precision Centre Lathe Machines (England).
- EDM Sinker & CNC Wire cut Machines.