Computer Numerical Control technology is a method of controlling tooling capabilities and industrial machines using advanced software and computer systems. The family of CNC machines includes manufacturing equipment of all kinds — welding, milling, and stamping can all be monitored and conducted with CNC systems.
Common CNC machines include cutters, routers, grinders, and turners in addition to welders and mills. No matter the process, CNC technology allows manufacturers and engineers to craft extremely precise, complex parts from a full range of materials.
CNC Milling Tools
Both horizontal and vertical CNC milling machines are available with optional components that facilitate machining operations, including magazines, carousels, and tool storage areas.
They can also be combined with other tools to enhance their machining capabilities, such as:
- CNC turning tools. Incorporating these tools into a CNC milling machine allows for a CNC milling and turning to be completed with a single setup.
- CNC router tools. Incorporating these tools into a CNC milling machine allows for sawing, boring, and tenon and mortise cutting capabilities.
- CNC tool grinders. Incorporating these tools in a CNC milling machine allows for general to specialized grinding capabilities.
- CNC tool setters. Incorporating these tools in a CNC milling machine allows for tool length presetting and accurate tool loading.