Computer numerical control (CNC) machinery uses software to autonomously direct the two- or three-dimensional movement of subtractive manufacturing tools such as drills, grinders, lathes, mills, and routers. It is a form of industrial automation based on computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) files and replaces manually guided tasks. CNC machines requires programming and can work with different types of robots.
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Beaumont Machine Provides SpaceX Equipment With Robotic Articulation
October 7, 2021
Beaumont Machine has supplied a small-hole electrical discharge machine with robotic articulation from partner ABB to SpaceX, which is using several robots for its rockets.
Robotics Retraining Gives eKAMI Graduate a New Career at MiR
September 6, 2021
Not only has Mobile Industrial Robots donated equipment to the East Kentucky Advanced Manufacturing Institute, but it has also found people who have gained in-demand skills.
Made4CNC Launches Automatic System for Robotic CNC Door Opening
August 23, 2021
A Danish startup said it has solved a challenge in the metals industry. Made4CNC has developed a system for robotic machine tending that it said can be fitted in...
FANUC America, Manufacturing Skill Standards Council to Stack Certifications
July 28, 2021
FANUC America and the MSSC are streamlining the certification process for production and materials handling operators, which they said could address worker shortages.
eKentucky Advanced Manufacturing Institute Opens New Training Center, Adds Robotics Coursework
June 3, 2021
eKAMI is opening a new Robotics Center in Eastern Kentucky that will include hands-on experience with a variety of robot arms and mobile robots to retrain workers for rewarding careers.
Mitsubishi Electric Automation Introduces LoadMate Plus Robot Cell for Machine Tool Tending
April 27, 2021
LoadMate Plus is designed to improve productivity in high-mix, low-volume machine shops and to free up operators through automation, said Mitsubishi.
FANUC Updates CNC and Robotics Integration to Simplify Operations
March 17, 2021
FANUC said its CNCs are now able to control its connected robots. This allows shops that aren’t familiar with robotic programming language to program FANUC robots through the G-code.
Halter CNC Robotics to Award Scholarship to Veterans and Active U.S. Military to Study Manufacturing Automation
February 23, 2021
Halter CNC Robotics will be awarding a $2,500 scholarship to a U.S .veteran or active service member who wants to study manufacturing automation, engineering or robotics.
Initiative Offers Hybrid Program for CNC Machining Training
December 17, 2020
Goal is to foster development of next-gen high-tech machinists in the U.S.
Additive Manufacturing and Generative Design—a Match Made in Heaven
November 1, 2020
Additive manufacturing and generative design tools can be tapped as a dynamic duo to create and build parts fully optimized for weight and cost.
Mastercam Featured in TITANS of CNC Aerospace Academy
July 14, 2020
TITANS of CNC Aerospace Academy is a project-based platform teaching high-level manufacturers the skills necessary to produce complex aerospace parts using the most difficult materials.
Editor’s Pick: FANUC Offers Free Trial of CNC Virtualization Platform
June 29, 2020
Software creates digital twins of machine controls for low-risk program testing.
FANUC’s CNC Machining Solution Now Includes 5-Axis Simulation
June 12, 2020
The new training option addresses the manufacturing skills gap and the need for more advanced machine tool operators.
Mastercam Offers Free Training and Remote Educational Opportunities
June 1, 2020
Registrants can sharpen CAD/CAM skills while at home.
Mastercam Offers Free Training and Remote Educational Curriculum
May 20, 2020
From now until June 30, 2020, users can sign up to take a full set of Mastercam core classes on Mastercam University.