CNC machining – What is it and How Does it Work? (Must Know Basics)

In this video, you’re going to learn what CNC machining is and how it works. After watching you will have a good understanding of CNC machining.

00:00 Introduction. What you’ll learn from this video.

0:47 First, you’ll learn what CNC machining is and how CNC machines operate.

1:03 Second, we’ll show you the basic process of CNC machining in 3 steps. Designing a CAD model, turning that CAD file into G-code, programming the CNC machine with the G-code and finally allowing the system to execute all machining operations.

1:30 Next, you will learn why CNC machining is a price-competitive manufacturing technology for one-off custom parts and medium-volume production.

1:55 Then, we’ll show you why CNC machining is a subtractive manufacturing technology and what that means. The difference between CNC machining and other manufacturing technologies will also be explained.

2:52 Next, we’ll talk about some of the materials that can be CNC machined.

3:09 Finally, you’ll learn that with CNC machining you can create highly accurate parts with very tight tolerances.

Check out more videos from our series “What is CNC machining?”
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