There are two major CNC machining operations you must pay attention to:
Milling in CNC machining is cutting away part of a workpiece using rotating cutting tools. There are two processes in CNC milling. The automatic process allows a CNC machine to feed the workpiece directly into cutting tool rotation. The feeding direction is always in the direction of the cutting tool’s rotation. The other is a manual CNC milling, which is always opposite of the cutting tool’s rotation.
CNC Milling allows you to perform the two major type of operations:
Face Milling: This is used for cutting shallow surfaces, flat surfaces, and flat-bottomed cavities.
Peripheral CNC Milling: This is for cutting deep cavities on the workpiece.
Turning in CNC machining is the process of removing parts of a workpiece while rotating on a single axis. Is the definition complex, right? However, imagine a bolt and nut. The process of making those line two tools’ spiral external and internal parts in CNC Machining is CNC Turning.
CNC Turning allows you to perform the following operations:
CNC Milling and CNC Turning are not the only CNC Machining operations available. Depending on the CAD file and what you want, below are other available CNC Machining operations: