ANR Manufacturing Ltd

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Buckinghamshire SL8 5DT
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What is CNC Machining?

What is CNC Machining?

CNC Machining is a major part of modern manufacturing processes, working in tandem with Computer-Aided Design (CAD) to produce precise parts and materials according to specific designs and dimensions. Through computer numerical control, CNC Machining orchestrates the production process, where a computer guides the machining tools to shape and form materials accurately.

Fundamentally, CNC Machining operates on subtractive machining principles, wherein material is gradually removed to craft the final product. This is achieved using cutting tools to shape solid blocks, known as blanks or workpieces, based on the instructions from CAD software.

The CNC machining workflow initiates with the creation of a digital 3D design of the part using CAD software. This design is then translated into a series of commands and transmitted to the CNC machine. The machine interprets these commands to cut, shape, and fabricate the material into the desired part. Its precision allows for the creation of intricate shapes that would be challenging to achieve manually.

The advantages of CNC Machining include its convenience, high accuracy, process simplification, and cost efficiency. Its capabilities cater to the demands of various industries, including but not limited to:

The CNC Machining process typically involves three primary steps:

  • Marine
  • Medical
  • Aerospace
  • Oil and gas
  • Military and defence
  • Electronics

CNC Machining encompasses various types, including:

  1. Engineers design a CAD model of the part.
  2. Machinists convert the CAD file into a CNC program and set up the machine accordingly.
  3. The CNC program directs the machine through various steps to autonomously create the part with minimal supervision.

CNC Machining encompasses various types, including:

These different types cater to specific machining requirements and allow for versatility in manufacturing processes.

At ANR our commitment to cutting-edge technological innovations within the CNC manufacturing environment enables our workforce to consistently deliver a wide range of comprehensive manufacturing solutions. Everything manufactured by our experienced machinists is done so with the utmost care and precision.

To find out more about our CNC machining solutions please contact us today.

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