CNC Machinist 

CNC machinists perform operations on CNC machines in a manufacturing environment. A CNC machinist may operate a wide range of CNC equipment from CNC lathes and mills to CNC machining centers and EDMs. These CNC machines are highly advanced machines capable of producing parts or tooling to very close tolerances with excellent repeatability. The CNC machinist is responsible for the set-up and operation of these machines.

A CNC machinist entering a program into a CNC machining center controller.

The responsibilities of the CNC machinist begin before the machining operations. Many CNC machinists also program the controller on the CNC machine. The machinist looks at the blueprint of the part to be machined and determines what operations must be performed to achieve the desired outcome. Information such as sizes, speed, feeds and direction of rotation must be entered into the controller.

You can learn more about tool steel properties, tool design, fabrication and industries in our new book, "Tool Steel Simplified".

You can find all of the answers to your tool steel questions in our comprehensive book "Tool Steel Simplified". This concise book includes tool steel properties, alloying elements, uses, careers, data sheets, heat treating and so much more. It is written is an easy-to-understand format for designers, engineers, buyers, students, production planners and anyone that is interested in learning more about tool steel.

You have questions and you want answers. The answers to your tool steel questions are found in “Tool Steel Simplified”.

You will receive 226 pages of valuable tool steel information providing you with the resources necessary to produce high-quality tooling for your application.

Click here to get your copy