CNC Precision Machining

CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control and is the practice of converting a design produced by CAD (Computer Aided Design) software into G-Code, CNC Machining language (numbers). The numbers act as coordinates of a graph which controls the movement of the cutter to produce the item.

CNC Machining is used in the manufacturing of both plastic and metal parts. CNC Machining has many benefits; precision is one of these as for manufacturers the precision achieved is much greater than via manual machining. Another benefit is that once the code has been generated it can be repeated infinity in the same manner which provides great opportunities to manufacturers. Additionally, CNC Machining can be used effectively within the production of complex three-dimensional shapes which would be very difficult to achieve with manual machining. As a result, CNC Machining is critical for jobs that require a high level of precision or repetition.

There are many examples of CNC Machines which GTMA can provide access to through the businesses shown in the Supplier Directory below:

One example of CNC Machines is CNC Mills which use computer controls to cut different materials. CNC Mills have many variable functions such as drilling, face milling, shoulder milling, tapping as well as turning. Standard CNC mills are limited to 3 axis; X, Y, and Z but as the technology in this industry has grown CNC mills can include 4 to 6 axis. GTMA’s supplier directory above offers many variation of CNC Mills including Horizontal, Vertical, and High Speed, as well as Multi Axis High Speed Milling, 3D and Turning.

Electric Discharge Machining (EDM) is the manufacturing process that creates desired shapes through the use of electrical discharges (sparks). GTMA’s Supplier Directory provides businesses that offer Wire and Sinker EDM services as well as Spark and Wire Erosion.

GTMA’s Supplier Directory contains a wealth of businesses providing CNC Machining Services for all manner of requirements.

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