What is Computer Numerical Control "CNC" Machining?

CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control. CNC machining is the computerized control of machines (such as drills, lathes, and 3D printers) by coding a computer with a set of programmed instructions, such as a G-code, as opposed to a manual operator. The set of programmed instructions can be written by people or computer-aided design (CAD) software to cut, drill, and shape a variety of materials.

Why is mastering skills like CNC machining important?

As automation advances and accuracy of production improves, manual labor is on the decline. Specialized skillsets like CNC machining make gainful employment easier for prospects looking for work. By learning new skills to keep up with the demands of the digital age, employees not only save hours of time, but also use the knowledge they've learned for processes needed to thrive and rise in the new-age workforce.

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