Having an engraving or a model manufactured through the use of CNC machines is a cool process. We no longer have to make things with our bare hands and can now control the accuracy, timing and repetition of new products through the use of Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machines. With that said, knowing the process and how new products go from the design stage to through the CNC process is a must for any anyone designing or engineering these products. Read on to find out more about this process and how a small design can turn into a beautiful product a thousand times over, with the use of CNC engraving and manufacturing.
First is the design and development of the product. A concept is made after lots of research, usually between a client and an end-user. Once this concept has been chosen and developed, technical or working drawings must be made for manufacture. There are usually two types of files here. There are the files used to send to the CNC machine or CNC engraver. There are also files or working drawings that are sent for the builders or the manufacturer to work off. These drawings may go through an approval process if need be, depending on the category and application of the design.
While these files are being made, consultation to the appropriate manufacturer is also done. This is an important part of the process to get done right from the outset of a project. This is to ensure that the product you design can be made in a cost and time effective way. Choosing the right CNC engraving machine or CNC mill requires time and a lot of running around. Once the correct choice and consultation is made, your project will already be on its way to being completed.