The CNC Machinist's Role in Manufacturing
In this section, we explore the role of a CNC machinist in a CNC Machining manufacturing plant.
CNC machinists are responsible for operating computer numeric controlled (CNC) milling machines and lathes. They work with a number of different types of materials, such as metals and plastics to create custom parts based on CAD Drawings.
A CNC machinist can be responsible for reading blueprints, preparing designs for production, setting up the machine tools, ensuring safety practices are met, programming computer-controlled machines to execute cutting or grinding operations on raw materials or parts that have been designed by engineers or other workers in the shop.