CNC machining is a process in manufacturing where programmed computer software directs the motions of plant machinery and tools. The application can be used to automate a range of manufacturing techniques such as milling and laser cutting materials. Instructions are fed into the CNC machine through a CAD file and transposed into a precise set of sequential instructions. The CNC machine uses these programmed commands to operate automatically without a physical operator. Manufacturers accrue several benefits through the application of CNC machining such as expense reduction, improved speed, better accuracy, and enhanced productivity levels.
What is 3 axis cnc?
The term axes references CNC machines that operate along different axis points. CNC routing removes material from the workpiece until the required shape is achieved.
These machines have at least a 3 axes and operate along an XYZ plane: X axis (vertical), Y axis (horizontal), and a Z axis (depth).
The number of axes on a CNC machine determines the type of work it can do, the level of detail it can cut, and the workpiece locations it can manipulate.
3 axis machining implies that the workpiece remains in the same position while the cutting tool operates along the XYZ plane to trim away material. This is suitable for parts that don’t require a lot of depth and detailing. 3 axis machining is most commonly used to produce mechanical components and parts.
Wrights Plastics 3 axis CNC services
We invest in the latest CNC kit to ensure we can offer the most efficient 3 axis cnc services for clients. Working at speed with no loss of quality cuts project timeline as well as reducing production costs. Additionally our understanding of materials means we can use the most suitable material for the project, and our 50yrs of fabrication experience also ensures we get the job right first time, every time.
We also offer a wide range of additional manufacturing process inhouse so if the project requires laser cutting, vacuum forming, polishing, finishing, print or graphics this can be done at our 46,000 sq ft manufacturing base – saving money, reducing the carbon footprint and reducing hassle.