Why is computer numerical control important?
CNC enables machines to produce items faster with better surface finishes without the need for manual machining or extensive human involvement.
Here are some of the advantages of CNC systems:
cut costs. CNC machines are cost-effective and reduce production costs due to precision manufacturing. Energy consumption is reduced due to increased productivity, scalability and reduced material waste, which also reduces operating expenses. The weight of potential financial obligations related to worker safety is also reduced, which helps cut costs.
Reduce waste. The software used to run various CNC machines leaves little waste in the manufacturing process thanks to simulation and iterative optimization.
Improved worker safety. CNC machines reduce the likelihood of accidents and keep workers safe because there is less need for human-machine interaction. Most modern CNC machine tools are self-contained and can be operated remotely by humans for software upgrades, design changes, or other preventive maintenance.
Reduce human error. Because CNC eliminates human error from the manufacturing process, it is believed to offer greater precision, complexity, speed, flexibility, and repeatability. This ultimately reduces defects in manufactured products.
Contour processing. CNC offers features such as contouring, which can mill contour shapes, including those produced in 3D printing and design.
Faster MCU programming. Some CNC systems integrate CAD software and computer-aided manufacturing software to speed up the MCU programming process.
Improve operational intelligence. Integration with enterprise resource planning software and related applications such as enterprise asset management software can facilitate operational and business intelligence processes and help improve plant performance and maintenance.
There are no bottlenecks. As automation levels increase, CNC systems reduce production and manufacturing bottlenecks and improve outcomes.