This is a post on the NxRev Site.
Looking at a CNC machine while it’s running for a company like madeCNC is oddly transfixing. Its quiet hum on the shop floor masks the complicated slots and pockets it mills with incredible accuracy and speed.
Those versions known as “machine centers” are even capable of changing their own tools – letting parts go through multiple steps without the need for workers to get involved.
The workmanship behind these machines is remarkable, with features like:
- An immovable base
- A high-torque spindle that turns the milling tool
- A saddle that holds and moves the work piece
They may also have additional options and accessories, like CNC components, a cooling system, a means to remove chips as they fly off the blank, and a magazine to hold additional tools.