A manufacturing process where the movement of machinery and tools in a factory is dictated by computer software is called CNC machining. CNC is the short form of “computer numerical control” and is in contrast to manual control and its limitations, which it supersedes.
In manual control, operators are needed to guide the various levers ad buttons that operate the machining machinery. In computer-controlled machining, software programs guide the working of the machinery. The operator is able to give the needed instructions to the machinery through consoles attached to the machinery, and the software is user friendly, and use of it is made through options displayed on the consoles.
When a CNC machine is activated, the required cuts get programmed into the software through the instructions fed into the console by the operator. These instructions are then passed on to the machinery that then carries out the specified dimensional tasks.