The Cost Benefits of Using a CNC Machine

A computer numerical control (CNC) machine is automated and designed to perform specific functions based on the instructions introduced in the system.

There are various advantages to manufacturing using CNC machines, including the cost benefits resulted compared with other production methods. Let’s look at these cost savings in more detail.

Operational Costs

The entire production process saves companies significant money due to the increased speed of production and efficiency.

The main advantage of a CNC machine is the reduction of steps required to produce a specific item through automation. Furthermore, multiple items are produced faster than with other manufacturing machines.

The efficiency of CNC machines translates into lower overall operational costs also because there is minimal repair work or fixing needed over a long period once the machine is correctly calibrated. [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1502781253628{padding-top: 10px !important;padding-right: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;padding-left: 10px !important;background-color: #f2f2f2 !important;}”]

CNC machines are programmed with a design which can then be manufactured multiple times. Each product will be exactly identical. We can manufacture products and create designs that cannot be made by manual machines, even those used by skilled designers/engineers. [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Manufacturing Costs

The accuracy of the CNC machines means there is a significant reduction in the wastage of raw materials involved in the manufacturing process.

Therefore companies can minimize any material losses usually incurred with other manufacturing machines.

The resulting cost savings in the CNC manufacturing process increase profitability over the long term.

Quality and Safety Risk-Related Costs

Any manufacturing process should provide for costs derived from potential risk hazards, safety errors, and machine malfunctioning. Additional quality control processes can also ramp-up costs.

The production process is fully automated with a CNC machine, meaning any manufacturing risks are considerably minimized, even when dangerous materials like steel or metal are involved in the process. CNC machines provide a safe environment, reducing safety hazard-related costs.

Most CNC machines include quality assurance and safety protection measures. As a result, the machine can detect any errors and stop the entire process to prevent further damage.

At Powerhouse PLC our Laser Cutting technology is highly accurate which allows objects to get cut to a fine tolerance. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Place your brand at the front and centre of your industry. Contact Powerhouse PLC for all your large format printing and laser cutting requirements.

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