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CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Machining is a subtractive manufacturing process that involves using high speed, precision machines to remove plastic or metal from a block to create the design of a part. A CNC machine takes a specific set of code and uses that to cut out a part from a blank. The CNC machine code has a list of specific instructions on how to create the part. For example, the code will start off telling the machine where to place the tooltip, how fast the tooltip should spin and to what coordinates the tooltip should move to (CNC machines use coordinates on a set axis such as x, y and z axis). Machines commonly controlled in this manner include vertical milling machines, horizontal milling machines, lathes, routers and grinders. With CNC machining, parts can be cut out with extreme precision and can be easily replicated.