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CNC programming (Computer Numerical Control Programming) is used by manufacturers to create program instructions for computers to control a machine tool. CNC is highly involved in the manufacturing process and improves automation as well as flexibility.
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.
This type of machining is necessary when part geometry wraps around a part, common in the aerospace and other industries.
Popular in parts where complex shapes and small clearances are the norm – such as impellers, turbines, intake ports and more.
Lathes and mill turn machines are capable of turning a part and drilling, cutting or carving out the shape that is needed.
Autodesk has software for CNC programming and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM).
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