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A Brief History of CNC Milling

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The history of CNC milling is almost as complex as a modern CNC system. Here are some milestones for CNC milling development:


In the 1950s, numerically controlled milling or NC was created by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Unite State Air Force. This machine should be the prototype model for CNC machining. CNC milling is simply and extension of that.


By the 1960s, thanks to coded programming, the process of CNC Milling starts to be used by public companies.


By the 1980s, as the developing of coding and automatically programmed tool universal language using, CNC milling became more and more convenient. Using computer aided design tools, the machine can be programmed to perform basis and complex functions.


The number of axis is always as a method to judge the machine’s flexibility and capability. 3-aixs and 4-aixs CNC milling machines are common nowadays, some factories (such as TEAM Rapid) is planning for investing the 5-axis CNC milling machine.


CNC milling process is used popular in machining, not only for CNC Prototype Machining but also for the low volume manufacturing and mass production. TEAM Rapid is a professional rapid prototyping and low volume manufacturer in China, we invested lots of CNC machines and offer precision CNC Machining China services to meet your requirements range from 1 to 10,000+ parts in plastic and metal. Want to have a free quote from us? Send email to our team at today, we will give you’re a best solution for your projects.

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