Aug 09, 2023

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Programmer


Computer Numerical Control (CNC) isn’t understood by many people, so let’s start with defining it. CNC is when digitized data, a computer and CAM program is used to control, automate, and monitor the movements of a machine. The machine can be a milling machine, lathe, router, welder, grinder, laser or waterjet cutter, sheet metal stamping machine, robot, or many other types of machines.​

A CNC Programmer does all this by defining areas of workpiece to be machined, determining CNC programming operations, planning the metal removal process, implementing processes, and optimizing programs. This job is at the forefront of industrial automation.  ​