3 Types of CNC Machines You Should Know

3 Types of CNC Machines You Should Know

CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machines have revolutionized the manufacturing industry by enabling the production of complex and precise parts with minimal human intervention. There are several types of CNC machines, each with its specific functions and capabilities. In this blog, we will discuss the three most common types of CNC machines and their applications.

What Is a CNC Machine? 

If you work in manufacturing or industrial settings, you likely know about CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machines.  A CNC machine is a type of automated machine tool that is controlled by a computer program. The machine is designed to cut, shape, or drill materials like metal, wood, plastic, or composites with precision and accuracy.

The CNC machine follows the instructions given by a computer program and uses cutting tools such as drills, end mills, and lathes to remove material from a workpiece to create a final product. However, when CNC machines break down, they can cause costly downtime. That’s where ACS Industrial Services¬†comes in. We provide expert electronic repairs on an industrial level, including repairs for CNC machines.¬†

3 Types of CNC Machines You Should Know

1. CNC Milling Machines 

CNC milling machines are used to create complex parts and components by removing material from a workpiece. The milling process involves rotating a cutting tool; usually a drill bit or end mill, that moves along multiple axes to cut into the workpiece. CNC milling machines can produce parts with high accuracy and repeatability, making them ideal for the production of aerospace components, medical implants, and automotive parts.

2. CNC Lathes

CNC lathes are used to create cylindrical parts by rotating a workpiece while a cutting tool removes material from it. The lathe process can produce parts with precise dimensions and finishes, making them ideal for the production of shafts, bushings, and other cylindrical parts. CNC lathes can also perform complex operations such as threading, knurling, and drilling, making them versatile machines in the manufacturing industry.

3. CNC Routers 

CNC routers are used to cut and shape a wide range of materials, including wood, plastic, and metal. The router process involves moving a cutting tool (usually a router bit) along multiple axes to carve out the desired shape from the workpiece. CNC routers can produce intricate designs and shapes with high precision and speed, making them ideal for the production of furniture, signage, and decorative elements.

Contact ACS Industrial Services Today

At ACS Industrial Services, we stand behind our commitment to providing exceptional customer service. We don’t just assign a job number and leave it at that – we understand the importance of personalized attention to each client. We treat every customer with the respect and care they deserve and work hard to build lasting relationships.

When you choose ACS Industrial Services, you can expect real people, honest work, and accurate results. We showcase the dirty, gritty work that goes into repairing industrial electronics and the magic that gets them back up and running. Our team of passionate and skilled technicians is dedicated to delivering results that exceed your expectations. Contact ACS Industrial Services today if you’re experiencing issues with your CNC machines or other industrial electronics. We offer fast, reliable industrial repairs with a one-year warranty on all of our repairs. Reach us at custserv@acsindustrial.com or (800) 605-6419. We’re here to help you get your equipment back up and running quickly. Visit our website to learn more about our services, or fill out our contact form.