CNC Mills and Lathes
A computer numerical control (CNC) machine is the automated control of machining tools (such as drills, lathes, mills) by means of a computer. It can process a piece of material (metal, plastic, or composite) to meet specifications by following a coded programmed instruction and without a manual operator directly controlling the machining operation. These machine are driven by computer G-Code, which is usually generated by graphical computer-aided design (CAD) software and/or computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software.
CNC is a vast improvement over non-computerized machining that must be manually controlled. Skilled engineers use modern CNC systems for the design of mechanical parts and manufacturing programs but leverage software and automation to expedite the process. The component's mechanical dimensions are defined using CAD software and then converted into manufacturing orders by CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) software. The orders are then transformed G-Code commands necessary for a particular machine to produce the part. The G-Code is then loaded into the CNC machine.
After loading the G-Code into a CNC machine, an experienced CNC machinist and/or engineer must make adjustments to the code and use various probing techniques to dial-in a program to produce the desired part to specifications. Catamount Machine Works has very skilled machinist with decades of experience in 3, 4, and 5-axis machining. They are dedicated to excellence and commitmented to delivering quality affordable products. Contact us to learn more how Catamount can help your organization fulfill its manufacturing needs.