CNC Machining is a process used in the manufacturing sector that involves the use of computers to control machine tools. Tools that can be controlled in this manner include lathes, mills, routers and grinders. The CNC in CNC Machining stands for Computer Numerical Control.
There are many advantages to using CNC Machining. The process is more precise than manual machining, and can be repeated in exactly the same manner over and over again. Because of the precision possible with CNC Machining, this process can produce complex shapes that would be almost impossible to achieve with manual machining. CNC Machining is used in the production of many complex three-dimensional shapes. It is because of these qualities that CNC Machining is used in jobs that need a high level of precision or very repetitive tasks. Often water based coolants, semi-synthetic coolant, or an oil based coolant is applied by nozzles or flood emulsion to protect the tool and the workpiece. This process produces a coolant mist, oily mist, and or oil smoke which is ideal for our Clean Air ZeroMist™ OM Series, Clean Air ZeroSmoke™ OS Series, or Clean Air ZeroSmoke™ HS Series.