An Overview on CNC Cutting Machines

A manufacturing company has to produce a product in thousands of units. These products could be parts, components or a complete device. Let’s say, if an auto part is to be produced for a particular car, how all units would be in exactly same size, neither a millimeter more nor less. In the wake of this need, CNC Cutting machines were born. These machines can produce thousands of units with high precision, exact in size, weight and from every aspect. Industries that have to make clones of a product in massive number have to set up CNC machines in their industrial unit. Precision is the prime requirement which was made possible with CNC Technology in cutting machines.

These machines can cut your operational cost by handling several tasks for that you need a number of personnel. Advanced technology used in CNC machines simply add ‘Efficiency‘ and ‘Effectiveness‘ to your production process and therefore bringing up additional profitability afterwards.

Usually, size of cutting tables in a CNC machine is 4×8′ which is good capable to carry large sheets of any material like wood, metal, plastic and glass. If the table size is shorter, machine operator would often have to change his position to adjust the angle of sheet. So, whenever you are going to consider a CNC machine, remember to check the table size. If you are certain that you would have smaller sheets to lay on cutting table, you can be flexible on table size.

Amongst all types of CNC, laser and plasma machines are most common to be used in manufactories. Laser and plasma cutters are ideal for cutting metal like steel, aluminum, metal alloys etc. Laser cutters are preferred when the sheets are not very thick. It can cut 3D shapes with perfect precision whereas plasma cutters are great for cutting thicker sheets. Plasma cutters are usually put into work for cutting 2D shapes where too much precision is not the goal.

These state-of-the-art CNC machines require very short setup time. You can start production on the day you receive an order. Unlike other cutting machinery, it would not take you days and weeks to start.

You can get maximum outcome once you add a CNC machine in your production lines. Humans do tire and so do machines. Everyone and everything needs rest after certain hours of working but surprisingly, you can keep CNC cutters running as much as you have to. You can run them uninterrupted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year unless you meet your production target. Its advanced technology lets you work with it non-stop, however, it will need to be turned off if there is a maintenance work to be performed.

Another edge of CNC over other milling machines is that you do not need very highly skilled staff to work on it. These machines require very simple orientation which lets you hire unskilled operators on cheap cost and then train them accordingly. On the contrary, other machines need very skilled and professional engineers to operate. Many industries are turning their production through CNC technology observing all its innovative features. CNC technology is not just a change in manufacturing process but a revolution which will break out its application to 100% extent.


Source by Farhan J
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