CNC Guide: Best Design Practices for Custom Machined Parts, Part 1 (.PDF Download)

What exactly is computer-numerical-controlled (CNC) machining? It’s a means to make parts by removing material via high-speed, precision robotic machines that use an array of cutting tools to create the final design. CNC machines commonly used to create the geometric shapes required by customers are vertical milling machines, horizontal milling machines, and lathes.

To successfully make a part on a CNC machine, programs instruct the machine how it should move. The programmed ins

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