Are you new to CNC milling and the products it can produce? CNC milling has a lot of new terminology for most, but it is easy to understand.

In this blog, D&E Machine explains some CNC milling frequently asked questions and answers.

What is CNC milling?

CNC milling is a machining process involving rotating tools making precision cuts on a stationary piece of material. The materials cut on a CNC milling machine are usually metal, plastic, or wood. 

What does the CNC stand for?

CNC stands for “computer numerical controls”. The operator of the CNC milling machine uses a computer program to tell the machine exactly how to cut the material into the proper shape.

What are the benefits of CNC milling?

CNC milling makes complicated parts and components faster than a human could, and with the same repeated precision every time the part is reproduced. 

What is the difference between CNC milling and turning?

The main difference between the two is that with CNC milling a rotating set of tools moves around a stationary piece of material, while with CNC turning the tools are stationary and the material is quickly spun. CNC turning, since it involves spinning the material at high speeds, is great for making cylindrical or hollow components.

What can you make with CNC milling?

CNC milling can be used to make a good number of products that we use in our everyday lives. It is an efficient way to make precise parts as the machine should shape the product faster than a human ever could. Some of the products commonly made with CNC milling are:

  • Car parts
  • Machine parts
  • Instruments
  • Jewelry and engraving
  • Healthcare machines and products
  • Toys
  • Military equipment

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D&E Machine Provides CNC Milling Services in Ohio

The team at D&E Machine can reproduce or reverse engineer just about anything that can fit within the parameters of our CNC lathe or milling machines. We have many success stories on our website where we were able to exceed the needs of our customers.
If you need machining services in Lebanon, OH,  request a quote from us today, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.