What is CNC?
CNC stands for “computer numerical control” and it is a method of automating different tools and machines used for manufacturing. In essence, CNC allows for the ability to pre-program computer software on machines that then dictates the movement of factory tools and machinery. This is accomplished through a programming language called “G-code,” which is executed by a microcomputer attached to a CNC capable machine. This microcomputer is called a “machine control unit” (MCU), and it tells the machine the instructions and parameters it is to follow based on what the code says for that particular part.