What Is CNC Machining Center?

The translation of cnc is called computer numerical control. Abbreviated as CNC in English. The automatic machine tool is digitally controlled by a computer. CNC includes CNC lathes, machining centers, CNC wire cutting, CNC punching machines, CNC laser cutting machines, etc. Many people mistakenly think that CNC is a CNC machining center, but this is wrong. So what is a cnc machining center?

what Is A CNC Machining Center?

The CNC machining center is a CNC boring and milling machine that integrates the functions of a CNC milling machine, a CNC boring machine, and a CNC drilling machine. It is equipped with a tool magazine and an automatic tool changer.

The CNC machining center is a highly automated multifunctional CNC machine tool with a tool magazine and automatic tool changer. After the workpiece is clamped on the machining center once, it can complete multiple processes with more than two surfaces and has a variety of tool change or tool selection functions, which greatly improves the production efficiency.

Many people say that CNC machining centers and CNC centers are the same, but in fact, they are different.

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What Is the Specific Difference Between CNC Machining Centers and CNC Centers?

The CNC machining center is an upgraded version of the CNC milling machine. Compared with manual machining, a CNC machining center has great advantages. For example, the parts produced by CNC machining centers are very accurate and repeatable; CNC machining centers can produce complex shapes that cannot be completed by manual machining.

CNC center is an efficient automatic machine tool that is composed of mechanical equipment and a numerical control system, use its CNC turning center and CNC milling center to process complex parts. Its comprehensive processing ability is strong, and more processing contents can be completed in one clamping of the workpiece. The CNC center is suitable for machining shaft parts, and the CNC center is suitable for CNC turning parts with more complicated parts geometry. Of course, CNC centers generally only have two axes and two linkage devices, while CNC machining centers have at least three axes.

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Materials That Can Be Processed by CNC Machining Center

Including pure metal materials, alloy materials, plastic materials, wood, etc.

Common CNC Machining Machine Tools

Lathes, milling machines, drilling machines, etc. According to different processing complexity, it can be divided into three-axis, four-axis, five-axis machines, etc.

CNC Machining Purpose

The main purpose of CNC machining is to remove the excess parts of the raw materials to make them have appropriate shapes, such as circles, rectangles, etc. In the traditional method, these machines are operated by the operators of experts who operate these machines. Most jobs require accurate processing, and operators should have sufficient professional capabilities to perform precision processing.

CNC Machining Process

In CNC machine tools, the role of the operator is minimized. The operator must only enter the instruction program in the computer, and load the required tools into the machine, and the other work is done automatically by the computer. The computer instructs the machine tool to perform various machining operations according to the instruction program fed by the operator.

CNC machining center can also be understood with the following meaning

So, what does cnc machining center mean? It is a CNC milling machine. It is called the “5 axis cnc machining center” in Guangzhou, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, and Shanghai. It is an automatic machine tool equipped with a program control system. (Numerical control machine tool) is a computer numerically controlled machine tool. (Computer numerical control) the abbreviation is an automatic machine tool controlled by a program. The control system can logically process programs with control codes or other symbolic instructions, and decode them by a computer so that the machine tool can operate and process parts. The rough material is processed into semi-finished finished parts by cutting tools. CNC Machining (5 axis cnc machining) CNC turning refers to processing with CNC machining tools. 

CNC index-controlled machine tools are programmed and controlled by CNC machining languages, usually G codes. The CNC machining G code language tells the Cartesian position coordinates of the machining tool of the CNC machine tool and controls the feed speed and spindle speed of the tool and the tool changer, coolant, and other functions. Compared with manual machining, CNC machining has great advantages. For example, the parts produced by CNC machining are very accurate and repeatable; CNC machining can produce parts with complex shapes that cannot be completed by manual machining. Numerical control machining technology is now widely promoted. Most machining workshops have CNC machining capabilities. The more common CNC machining methods in typical machining workshops include CNC milling, CNC turning, and CNC EDM wire cutting (electric discharge wire cutting).

The tools for CNC milling are called CNC milling machines or CNC machining centers. The lathe that performs numerical control turning to process is called a numerical control turning center. CNC machining G code can be programmed manually, but usually, the machining workshop uses CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) software to automatically read CAD (computer-aided design) files and generate G code programs to control CNC machine tools.

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