Numerically controlled (NC) machines have been in use since the invention of John T. Parsons in the 1940s and 1950s. The first computer-controlled numeric (CNC) machine was born when John Runyon used computer controllers to produce tapes, which significantly reduced the time from 8 hours to just 15 minutes. In 1957, the United States Air Force and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) collaborated to produce the first computer-controlled, fully-controlled NC machine.
Quick progress more than 60 years later and CNC machining concept has very little difference compared to its predecessor. Although CNC machining and manufacturing still shows the X axis, depth and Y axis in three dimensions, the scope of the process far exceeds what anyone can imagine. In fact, 2018 will surely take new steps in this versatile technique, including the following trends:
1. Complex Cuts Even Lighter
Refining CNC machining still involves complex cuts such as sloping surface holes, contours and much more – even more precise and smooth. The project's parameters can be determined on a number of different levels to produce results that the customer expects to expect within the required time.
2. Touch Screen Technology
Today, touch-screen technology is expected in smartphones and is increasingly the standard for laptops and desktops. However, these are not the only products that take advantage of this technology. Touchscreens are integrated with CNC machines to provide accurate, fast and intuitive programming. Built-in features are constantly updated and planned to cover valuable time from the programming parameters. These allow operators to navigate skillfully across a range of content, such as complex tables, long lists, and extensive programs to find the elements that are needed to complete the projects. Embracing New Materials, Devices and Processes
Each year, a series of new, innovative materials are being dizzying, providing new opportunities for companies to deliver products that meet the needs of their target audience. CNC machining provides processes and tools that meet the challenges of market access for new materials. In addition to the appropriate functions, CNC manufacturing combines innovative projects with precision and speed
4. Impact of leakage
For some industries such as space and automotive sectors, rigid tolerances, exceptional surface quality and dynamic loads. The same techniques can be used to produce smaller objects. The result is an impeccable design and quality.
Source by Leon Huang