What is CNC?
Posted on May 08 2020
CNC is abbreviation for Computer Numerical Control, a technology helps in manufacturing process.
CNC machining with programs of codes in numerical system makes flawless products.
CNC machines can accomplish three dimensional cutting tasks in one single assignment even for complex shapes and designs. It is a pre-programmed computer software gives precise machining.
Process of CNC Machining
Operators activate the CNC system and input the program into the software with a desired cut shape or design.
Live operators are needed for CNC machining, because CNC programming codes (G-code) are written by programmers, then they fed the programs to the computer through a small keyboard.
The process of machining our product usually take 3-4 steps. Take the above Ducati clutch cover as an example.
Prepare the high quality aluminum block for machining
Place the aluminum block onto the CNC machine and start the program
Run the program and cutting the bottom of clutch cover in 3 dimensions
Flip the block upside down and place it on the CNC machine
Run the program for cutting the top of clutch cover
The final product is basically done CNC machining, and it is ready to get some color on
Example of CNC machining of our products - extension part for foot pegs
Example of CNC machining for Ducati pressure plate
Water Jet Cutters
Our company uses water jet tools for CNC machining aluminum, aluminum alloy and stainless steel products.
Water jet machining are usually used on cutting hard materials, high pressure of water or water mixed with strong abrasive substance (e.g. sand) are apply to the machining product during the process. This is used for cooling the product itself as friction of hard materials causes high heat. Cooling can also prevent any change to the metal for better and precise machining.