By Jason Vander Griendt

December 24, 2017 at 5:50 am

Computers play a huge role in our lives. One could even go as far as saying they have taken over. Misplace your cellphone for 5 minutes and its panic stations!

It’s safe to say that this digital age has opened many new doors and created a lot of new opportunities once unheard of, in terms of business and industry. It connects so many moving parts, making it easier than ever for everyday people to navigate the world.

So how would this affect an ever-evolving machining industry?

Well, just like writing code for a computer game or integrated website, code is now being written to automate machines in the form of CNC Machining or Precision Computer Numerical Control Machining.

Numerical control (or NC), is the automation of machine tools. It is the key to permanence and continued success in the machining industry. So, not only did humans build these machines, and give them some serious manufacturing capabilities, they took it one step further by writing and coding processes into these machines. Such processes control the automatization of the procedures machines follow to create whatever they are programmed to build.

Automation through programming eliminates the labor-intensive means of manually operating machines via hand levers or wheels. With CNC, computers play an integral part of the controlling process of the machine. Programming determines the ideal parameters within the project to minimize machining errors and tool damage, thus cutting down on production costs and increasing efficiency of production.

The only thing that holds you back with this type of machining is your imagination! Anything that you can think of can be cut or turned on a CNC Machine.

It’s almost mind-boggling that machining has become so intricate and involved.

What is CNC Machining Used For?

CNC machining is mainly used for machining precision of parts, including molds that are created for injection molding purposes and anything that is in 3D form that needs to be machined precisely. Tools that can be controlled with CNC machining processes include grinders, lathes, mills and routers.

CNC machining is used in all industries such as milling, grinding, turning, balancing, welding and cutting, including laser cutting and sawing. It is very popular in the gunsmithing industry for example.

Why is CNC Machining Important?

There are a number of reasons why this technology is important. Machines, unlike people, do not tire. They can produce mass amounts of product at the greatest level of detail. Effective programming also eliminates the possibility of human error in manufacturing.

The needs of CNC Machining is so great that many manufacturers can’t keep up with consumer demand. Thankfully, at JCAD we can!

You may already know all of this and have a need for something related to this topic. Fear not, there are affordable yet quality options available for fabrication and high precision machining.

If you’d like to start a CNC machining project, email Jason at or call 1.888.202.2052 and let’s talk about whether CNC machining is the best technology to use for your specific manufacturing requirements.

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Jason Vander Griendt

Jason Vander Griendt is a Mechanical Engineering Technician with years of experience working at major companies such as SNC Lavalin Inc, Hatch Ltd. Siemens and Gerdau Ameristeel. He is the CEO of JCAD – Inc., a company he started in 2006 after seeing a gap in the market for businesses who could assist clients through the entire product design and manufacturing process.

Jason has been featured in Forbes, has had his businesses analyzed and discussed in multiple start-up books, was a previous winner of the Notable8 Digital Innovator of the year award, and is a regular guest on business panels and podcasts. Email Jason at or follow him on LinkedIn.

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