Every day new products are being designed to accomplish highly technical tasks, and thus require components to be manufactured at a higher level of quality. That’s where precision CNC machining comes in. Precision CNC, or “Computer Numerical Control”, machining is a metalworking process that utilizes highly advanced technology to produce quality parts out of a variety of metals and plastics, where other processes cannot.
Advancements in CNC programming, machinery and processes have made it possible to efficiently produce highly complex components, while maintaining tight finish tolerances, often constraining dimensional variation to within a few ten-thousandths of an inch. Machinists can then produce those components in various quantities, ranging from a single part, often for prototypes, to hundreds of thousands of parts for full on production runs. While these processes are precise and reliable, they do need the expertise of a machinist to maintain them. Metal machining is a craft and machinists are the craftsmen, artfully fine tuning machines before and during a production run to ensure that the integrity of the final product is maintained.