Video what is CNC Machining?

Hello, today we’re live from Saint-Etienne at ACI Groupe, where we’ll discuss all things subtractive manufacturing. Time to put on our earplugs and get working!

Subtractive manufacturing is a process that creates a part from a larger piece of materials. So, how does it work? Well, historically, like the French fictional character, Obelix, our ancestors used tools to make shapes. Ever since, processes have rapidly advanced through technology. These days, robust Computer Numerical Control (CNC) tools are applied to create precise objects by cutting.

How does CNC machining work?

Machining is a generic term involving several technological processes. The first concerns turning. Turning starts with a cylindrical shape carved with a drill bit using two axes of motion. Next is milling, which is even more sophisticated since both the object and tool undergo 3- or 5-axis processes. This enables greater precision. Last but not least is spark machining. This is particularly beneficial for fragile parts since sparks remove material from your part.

What are the different types of CNC machining?

Look at these metal chips, that’s what machining can do. This is precisely the concept; you start with a larger piece before removing material. It mostly involves metal, but also applies to plastics, ceramics, wood, concrete, and other types of materials. Feel free to reach out to the experts for your needs.

What are the advantages of CNC machining?

Machining is noisy, so on go the earplugs! But it offers many capabilities. In terms of benefits, first off, engineers across the globe know how to draw parts for machining. Second, a wide range of tools such as this one deliver pinpoint precision. Third is the incredible automation provided, even with automatic tool loaders to enable effective gains in productivity. Machining lets you manufacture your parts worldwide with fast and high-quality output.

What are the usages of CNC machining?

Machining is a manufacturing process with numerous benefits including multiple tooling, precise finishing, and best-in-class productivity. It’s a process that complements other processes like additive manufacturing to produce layered injection molding. When we cut sheet metal, we use a large plate to cut out shapes. You can benefit from all these processes from a single platform: the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace MAKE. Simply upload your CAD Model and place an order directly through our ecosystem of industrial partners. Check out our website today!


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