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Types of CNC Machining


New to CNC machining? Explore the various types of CNC machines from 3-axis to mill turn and laser cutters.

CAM Programming

CNC machine design will vary greatly. On some styles, the part will move or rotate while the spindle and tool remains stationary, in others the part is stationary and the spindle and tool moves, and a third type is a mixture of either the part and spindle moving.

Explore the common CNC machining operations and the types of CNC machines they run on. In this eBook, we’ll cover:

  • 3+1 or 3+2 axis machining
  • 4-axis simultaneous
  • 5-axis machining
  • Lathe
  • Mill Turn
  • Wire EDM
  • Waterjet Cutter
  • Laser Cutter
  • Plasma cutter