CNC programming (Computer Numerical Control Programming) is utilised by manufacturers to create programme instructions for computers to control a machine tool. CNC is highly involved in the manufacturing process and improves automation as well as flexibility.
Types of CNC machines
CNC programmers write instructions for CNC machines, where a computer is connected to the mill, along with electrical drives and sensors for a complete system. This computer controls the movement of the machine axis.
The most common CNC machines produced commercially. Used for simple prismatic parts – to complex moulds, medical or aerospace parts.