Today, computer numerical control (CNC) machines are commonplace on the shop floor. We use CNC machining techniques to fabricate products comprised of metals, thermoplastics, and wood if we need to use it. The process generally involves using computer-aided design (CAD) software for automated motion control when cutting or milling parts.

Today, we take for granted many types of CNC machines and machining processes developed over the years. Without the benefit of CNC technology, critical industries, such as aerospace and defense, wouldn’t meet the military’s strict quality and safety…