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CNC vs Conventional Machining

November 08, 2018

Machining has come a long way. In today’s modern world, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines are generally favoured over conventional machining practices…but how do they really stack up? Let’s take a look!




CNC – once properly programmed, a CNC machine can produce the same end result as many times as needed. High production quotas greatly benefit from CNC capabilities.


Conventional Machining – great for producing a single custom piece - due to the human element, reproducing an exact replica is unlikely with conventional machining.


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CNC – once properly trained, CNC operators can supervise multiple machines at once. After the machines are programmed, they complete the work on their own – requiring little to no human intervention.


Conventional Machining – mastering the art of conventional machining requires great knowledge, training and aptitude – with different skills (and often multiple people) needed to complete different parts of the process.




CNC – since production is software based, CNC machines can manufacture components that are nearly impossible to produce by hand, or with traditional machining methods. Removing the element of human error means precise cuts every time, a greatly reduced chance for error, less wasted product, and guaranteed quality!


Conventional Machining – the end results of conventional machining depends entirely upon the skill level and experience of the technician.


At On Time Precision Components, we are dedicated to producing the highest quality products that will withstand the test of time. With top of the line CNC capabilities and a highly trained team, we offer cost effective solutions for all your tooling requirements, “On Time” – every time!


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