A Brief Guide of CNC Machines

A Brief Guide of CNC Machines

If you’ve browsed through our website, there's a good chance you've seen the term “CNC” a few times. For the uninitiated, the term can be confusing, especially when trying to understand its relationship with horizontal boring mills. To help you out, here’s a brief guide illustrating all you need to know when it comes to CNC machines.


What is CNC?

CNC stands for computer numerical control. Machining tools such as lathes, drills, lasers, and horizontal boring mills, all utilize CNC as a method of automated control. Since its inception in the 1950s, numerical control has revolutionized the manufacturing industry, allowing facilities to use automated controls to accomplish machining tasks.


How Does It Work?

Like its name suggests, CNC machines utilize computers to handle their control functions. Originally, instructions would be fed through the machine with punched tape which modified the system into accomplishing certain tasks. Nowadays, instructions are completely digital and are processed through a computer. After the instructions are processed, the computer controls the machining tool, maneuvering it through three-dimensional space. Compared to manual machining, CNC is far superior, offering higher levels of precision and substantially faster work speed. CNC machines are so accurate, they can measure up to thousandths of an inch, a feat that is impossible otherwise.


Boring Mills

Our horizontal boring mills all utilize CNC machines in order to create precise and detailed results. Our boring mills operate on the x, y, and z-axes so that the machine works in three dimensions. The rotary table also operates on its own axis, moving when necessary in order to create precise cuts.


At TOS America, we are the exclusive provider of FERMAT boring mills in Canada. We are always ready to deliver exceptional products and impeccable service to ensure that we exceed your expectations. If you’re interested in the finest boring mills on the market, visit our website or contact us today.


Thanks for writing this. A short and sweet guide is just what I needed!
Posted by: Delaila | April 24, 2019, 10:51 am
This was really interesting!
Posted by: Brandon | April 16, 2019, 2:51 pm
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