The Benefits of Having a CNC Milling Machine
Milling has been part of the manufacturing process for centuries. The first machines were introduced as far back as the late seventeen-hundreds. The process itself involves using tools, or cutters, to remove the material required to leave you with a finished product. By changing the tool, orientation or speed of the machine or even the axis in which the tool operates, you can create a range of different finished products.
As with most equipment, milling machines have developed significantly over time, and nowadays, while manual machines are still used, many businesses opt for a CNC version. But what is it and what are the benefits?
What Is a CNC Milling Machine?
The term CNC stands for computer numeric control, so in essence these types of milling machine are simply controlled by a computer rather than a manual operator. For a business this means that they can help to reduce the cost of operators. It also makes them safer because less manual intervention is required.
Of course, using any type of machinery in the workplace can be dangerous, and the Health and Safety Executive provides businesses with guidance on best practice.
But there are many other benefits to be gained from using a CNC machine. Read more here