From workshops to large industrial plants, computer numerical control — or CNC — machines have become integral parts of the production and manufacturing industries. The history of CNC machining dates back to when it was simply referred to as numerical control. This was an older system that didn’t involve programmable computers.
The history of CNC machines dates back to John Parsons, who is credited with the first CNC machine. CNC technology has evolved for several decades from punch tape-controlled devices to computer-programmable machines.
Today, engineers continue producing CNC machinery with better speed and accuracy through automated precision.