In the age of programming, CNC machines are a boon to manufacturing units. CNC stands for computer numeric control. A CNC machine is operated and controlled entirely through software.
History and Evolution of CNC machines
It all began in the 1940s, right after the World War II. The earliest version of CNC machines developed during that time basically numerically controlled or NC machines. Initially the fabrication and the manufacturing process was carried on by numerically controlled machine before the invention of CNC machines. These NC machines were created by John T Parsons. In 1960s and early 1970s the idea of computer-controlled machines began to circulate. By 1989 CNC machines became the industry standard.
The initial machines had punch cards with G codes. As these machines were hardwired it was difficult or rather impossible to change the pre-set parameters. The G-codes in the modern CNC machines are designed and controlled by computers. The whole set up allows you to do real-time adjustments.
Full Automation over Manual Process
In the modern times the entire CNC protocol is automated, the manufacturing process is pre-programmed leading to automation. The modern machines amalgamate several different functions into one cell and everything is controlled by the same program. The CNC process gives way to regularity and uniformity in the production of parts through automated techniques.
Advantages of the CNC Machines
The CNC machines and the process carried on using them yields high quality output. The best part about these machines is that they are accurate and a process using these machines can be repeated thousands of times giving the same accurate output each time. Hence a product can be replicated a thousand times. There would be no manual errors as it would be fully automated. Using CNC machines requires very less labour and saves a lot of manufacturing time.
CNC at Awanti
Awanti’s setup consists of world-class CNC machines which ensure high precision, accuracy and repeatability for every mould manufactured. This ensures a consistent output of high quality bottles and a longer life of mould.199 views