Machining technology encompasses several different aspect of the machining and manufacturing industry. It can be said as a combination of metal-cutting and non-metal cutting processes by the use of traditional machines, computer numerical control (CNC) machines, precision operations, and electric discharge machining (EDM).
With the continuous introduction of new technologies to shape the manufacturing industry, companies experiencing an immediate demand for the machinists who are capable to build and maintain machines and equipment.
Precision engineering in Sydney requires the programming of CNC devices, implies that they are computer numerically controlled. The CNC device allows for the exact dimensions to be followed throughout the processing of any product.
Precision devices are explained as a piece of equipment with one or more moving parts whose accuracy verifies the quality of the device. It emphasizes on the design and construction of various operating components for machinery.
Precision manufacturing is a process in which material is removed from a component to a very high tolerance. Typically, tolerance held depends on the machine but most of the precision CNC machines will not have a problem of holding a 0.002" or 0.005 MM tolerance.
These machines can be classified as Milling, Turning and Jig Boring, also included other types such as laser and water cutters. They use a cutter or solid cutters such like tungsten carbide, cobalt or HSS. Laser cutters use a beam to erode the surface but these units are still very costly and are not often seen in workshops. On the other hand Water cutters are very accurate and use extremely high pressure water.