This article is the third in a three part series defining terms commonly used when referring to precision CNC machining processes such as laser cutting, laser engraving, small part machining, milling turning, close tolerance machining, etc. Our last articles covered the importance of accuracy (the difference between the true measurement and the measurement from the system) and tolerance (the permitted deviation measurement vs. the standard value). Today, we will take a look at the term precision and what it means in the world of CNC machining.
In a nutshell, precision defines the capability of the tool to return to the same measurement over and over again. This is important to ensure the uniformity of the parts being produced. The more reliable the tool, the more precise it is and the better the overall outcome. Both accuracy and tolerance are imperative to delivering any CNC machining project, while precision is the icing on the cake.
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