The Top 100 CNC Machine Terms

New to the world of CNC machining? CNC machines are used all around the world, making them an integral part of manufacturing at large. CNC machines can be extremely versatile pieces of equipment for your shop and there are many different kinds of machines out there.

If you’d like to invest in a CNC machine for your company and hire a machinist to use it, there are some terms you should definitely know. To help you get started, we’ve put together a list of the terms you should know about CNC machining.

CNC Machining, One Term at a Time


  • 3+2 CNC Machine
  • 3 Axis CNC
  • 3 Axis Vertical Milling Machine
  • 3D Printer
  • 4 Axis CNC Vertical Machining Center
  • 5 Axis CNC Milling Machine
  • 6 Axis CNC


  • Avid CNC
  • CNC 4th Axis
  • CNC Horizontal Milling Machine
  • CNC Knee Mill
  • CNC Milling Machine
  • CNC Plasma Cutter
  • DMG Mori VMC
  • Doosan Horizontal Machining Center
  • Doosan Turn Mill
  • Doosan Twin Spindle Lathe


  • EDM
  • EDM Machine
  • Fadal 5 Axis
  • Fadal VMC 4020
  • Grinder Machine
  • Grizzly Lathe
  • Haas
  • Haas 4th Axis
  • Haas Automation
  • Haas EC 1600
  • Horizontal Machining Center
  • Howa CNC
  • Hurco Rotary Table
  • Hypertherm Powermax 45


  • Johnford CNC
  • Komo CNC
  • Laser Cutter
  • Laser Cutting Machine
  • Lathe
  • Lathe Machine
  • Makino
  • Mazak 250 MSY
  • Mazak 4000
  • Mazak 5 Axis Mill
  • Mazak CNC Milling Machine
  • Mazak FMS
  • Mazak Powermaster
  • Mazak Tailstock
  • Mazak Vertical
  • Metal Cutting Saw
  • Mori Seiki SL


  • Okuma
  • Okuma Dual Spindle Lathe
  • Press Brake
  • Press Machine
  • Puma 400 CNC Lathe
  • Puma Lathe
  • Samsung CNC Lathe
  • Small 5 Axis CNC
  • Tools
  • Toyoda Horizontal Machining Center


  • Used Bridgeport Mill
  • Used CNC
  • Used CNC Horizontal Milling Machine
  • Used CNC Vertical Lathe
  • Used Knee Mill
  • Used Lathe Steady Rest
  • Used Vertical Mill
  • Used VMC
  • Vertical CNC Milling Machine
  • Vertical Mill
  • VMC 4020
  • Water Jet Cutter
  • Wood CNC Machine

Know Your CNC A-B-Cs

CNC machining is an exact method of fabrication in the world of manufacturing, providing quality end products with computer-controlled precision. Whether you’re considering a new or used CNC machine for your shop, being armed with the right knowledge can help you choose the right brand or type of machine for your shop. Contact us today to learn more! 


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