Computer Numerical Control milling is a subtractive manufacturing technology where parts are created by removing material from a solid block using a variety of cutting tools. Almost every material can be machined with a CNC: metals, such as aluminum, steel, brass, ot plastics and foams, composites and wood, even stones and marble can be machined.

CNC machining is a digital manufacturing technology which produces high-accuracy parts directly from a 3D file. Due to its high level of automation, CNC is price-competitive for both one-off custom parts and medium-volume productions.

Basic equipment include - of course - a CNC milling machine with a good worktable to attach your workpiece. You will also need several end mills (cutting tools) to be able to perform different cutting operations. Then, CAD software is necessary to create your 3D designs and CAM software to translate them in machine language.

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How and where can I learn CNC milling?

If you're at ease with self-paced online learning, go check our video tutorials or read our articles.

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