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The Advantages of CNC Machines

By ShopBot Tools, March 6th 2020

ShopBot Desktop MAX CNC cutting sheets of aluminum.

Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machines like our ShopBot tools have undoubtedly improved the manufacturing industry by making production easier for companies to carry out. Here are some of the advantages of CNC machines when compared to their manually-operated counterparts.

Low Maintenance

One of the many benefits of implementing CNC machines is their low maintenance needs. Built to work nonstop apart from maintenance and repair situations, they will not easily break down at the drop of a hat as other machines might. The software that ShopBot tools use is also simple to update and doesn’t require workers to complete a complex procedure. This keeps the machines in peak operating condition even as time passes. Due to their self-sufficient qualities, employees can perform controlling of the machines at a safe distance instead of having to directly involve themselves in carefully wielding them.

Improved Accuracy

Unlike people, CNC machines have near-flawless fidelity when they make their products. By using computer-aided design (CAD) software, a worker can input the 2-D or 3-D model that they want, which they can then save on the computer. The CAD model is then imported into computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software. Through this process, the model becomes a toolpathing file, which the cutting tool itself can understand and use to direct its course in space as it creates and recreates the same item or component with a negligible variation. While even the best-skilled workers might make some errors, CNC machines possess more accuracy than what any person could accomplish with hand-operated tools. This is very useful for manufacturers to keep their products consistently high-quality.

Greater Speed

Highly automated CNC machines can achieve greater manufacturing speeds than what would be possible with hand-operated tools. This makes them ideal for any company that must output high quantities of products. A single person can employ multiple ShopBot tools, so production does not slow down when one worker is out sick or on vacation. You can compare this to conventional machines which require many specialized workers depending on the type of tools used or the steps they must carry out.


As you can see, all these benefits have the potential to improve the processes of manufacturers greatly. If you want to increase the production potential of your company, ShopBot can provide you with the best digital CNC machines for your specific needs. Give us a call at 1-888-680-4466 today!

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