CNC Tooling Brisbane

CNC tooling brisbane

CNC Tooling Brisbane

If you’re looking for CNC Tooling Brisbane, you are in the right place. Advanced Tooling Supplies Pty Ltd, started in 2000, originally supplied Kyocera machining tools but now has grown to include wide range of metal cutting tools aimed specifically at engineering and manufacturing businesses in Brisbane and across Queensland.

Some of brands that we stock and supply are the following:

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Videos of CNC Tooling Brisbane

If you’re looking for videos of product overviews from the above CNC tooling brands, here are some of them:

But anyway what is CNC?

CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control and has been around from the early 1970’s. Before this, it was called NC, for Numerical Control. (In the early 1970’s computers were introduced to these controls, hence the name change.)

While people in most walks of life have never heard of this term, CNC has touched almost every form of manufacturing process in one way or another. If you’ll be working in manufacturing, it’s likely that you’ll be dealing with CNC on a regular basis. That is why people from manufacturing industries usually deal with CNC related requirements for their manufacturing operation either for spare parts or for repairs of their machine. And one of most searched keyword is CNC Tooling Brisbane, this is the keyword mostly to get information of reliable suppliers of CNC tooling spare parts suppliers in Brisbane.

Before CNC

While there are exceptions to this statement, CNC machines typically replace (or work in conjunction with) some existing manufacturing process/es. Take one of the simplest manufacturing processes, drilling holes, for example.

drill press can of course be used to machine holes. (It’s likely that almost everyone has seen some form of drill press, even if you don’t work in manufacturing.) A person can place a drill in the drill chuck that is secured in the spindle of the drill press. They can then (manually) select the desired speed for rotation (commonly by switching belt pulleys), and activate the spindle. Then they manually pull on the quill lever to drive the drill into the workpiece being machined.

As you can easily see, there is a lot of manual intervention required to use a drill press to drill holes. A person is required to do something almost every step along the way! While this manual intervention may be acceptable for manufacturing companies if but a small number of holes or workpieces must be machined, as quantities grow, so does the likelihood for fatigue due to the tediousness of the operation. And do note that we’ve used one of the simplest machining operations (drilling) for our example. There are more complicated machining operations that would require a much higher skill level (and increase the potential for mistakes resulting in scrap workpieces) of the person running the conventional machine tool. (We commonly refer to the style of machine that CNC is replacing as the conventional machine.)

By comparison, the CNC equivalent for a drill press (possibly a CNC machining center or CNC drilling & tapping center) can be programmed to perform this operation in a much more automatic fashion. Everything that the drill press operator was doing manually will now be done by the CNC machine, including: placing the drill in the spindle, activating the spindle, positioning the workpiece under the drill, machining the hole, and turning off the spindle.

How CNC works

As you might already have guessed, everything that an operator would be required to do with conventional machine tools is programmable with CNC machines. Once the machine is setup and running, a CNC machine is quite simple to keep running. In fact CNC operators tend to get quite bored during lengthy production runs because there is so little to do. With some CNC machines, even the workpiece loading process has been automated. (We don’t mean to over-simplify here. CNC operators are commonly required to do other things related to the CNC operation like measuring workpieces and making adjustments to keep the CNC machine running good workpieces.)

So CNC tooling brisbane system essentially has helped human to automate the machining process across industries. And we are present in Brisbane to support the requirements of the supply of CNC tooling for any industry.