Once you have access to a CNC machine (either bought or rented), your design horizons open up. The biggest limitation you’ll face is in CNC design. If you’re just starting out with CNC design, some CNC training to learn the ins and outs can be very helpful for getting the results you want.
What is CNC training? CNC training will teach you how to program CNC machines. CNC machines make use of G-code, a programming language specifically designed for CNC use. The G-code tells the CNC machine what actions to perform. This includes all of the most basic instructions, including:
- Control of the feed direction
- Movement of the feed
So is g-code difficult to learn? No, but taking CNC programming classes is a good idea. Learning from an expert allows you to truly understand the ins and outs of G-code. G-code covers many different dialects and standards and what works well for one CNC machine may not work for another.
Formal G-code training also allows you to learn shortcuts, tips, and tricks that will help you avoid pitfalls and work quicker. By taking the time to learn these, you’ll be learning from someone else’s experience instead of having to figure it all out on your own. You can also learn how to make sure your code is optimized for the machine and vice versa.
Once you have learned how to write G-code, all you’ll need is a CNC machine, which is not cheap. Fortunately, there are companies like us here at Jawstec. We offer CNC services for a variety of projects and can help you put that CNC training to good use in bringing your ideas to life. Contact us today for a CNC quote.