An Introduction to Precision Machining Services and CNC Machining
From a simple coin and electronics we use every day to parts of an airplane, everything comes from a very sophisticated process known as the precision technology service. It is a process of removing materials from a workpiece while gripping close to great finishes. This precision machining service has many types, which include machining, milling, electrical discharge and tuning. Nowadays most manufacturing companies use advanced precision machining performed by an EDM machine. Generally, however, precision machines are controlled by the use of CNC or Computer Numerical Controls.
A precision technology service contributes to each and every object that we see. Most metal products go through precision machining to achieve consistent, quality products usually from intricate blueprint designs. Also, wood and plastic materials use this machining method operated by highly trained and specialized machinists. The process in precision machining involves cutting tools, which are responsible for removing material from a workpiece. For the tool to do its cutting properly, it moves in a specific direction for a correct and precise cut. This main motion is what we call the cutting speed. The secondary motion is called feed in which the workpiece can be moved while in the process. Simultaneously, the motions and sharpness of the tool allow the precision machining service to operate.
One type of precision technology service is a milling machine, which shapes and cuts materials. This machine can either be horizontal or vertical based on the spindle orientation. It works in a manner wherein both the milling cutter and the workpiece move, which is controlled mechanically, manually or controlled by a CNC milling machine. One advanced milling machining used by most manufacturing companies is the CNC Milling Machine. It is mainly controlled by a computer and is normally used with horizontal or vertical milling machines and can also move the shaft along the Z axis. The first CNC machine, eventually called NC (Numerically Controlled) machine, was made in the 1940s. The CNC machining of today work with Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) softwares.
The Lathe machine was dated back to ancient Egypt. As years passed, it has transitioned from something made out of wood, to something made of metal. Nowadays, lathe machines are operated by a computer. In some countries where technology is advanced, a CNC Lathe Machine is used. It is a lathe machining in which it is controlled by computers. Thus this method generates more varieties of dimensions, features and shapes while holding very close tolerance.
Joseph works for Howarth Engineering, which specialises in CNC machining and precision machining services. When he is not at work, he enjoys writing articles and blogs on different tips to do with CNC engineering. In his spare time he also enjoys hunting and playing the accordion.