Without the CNC programmer, any modern plastic injection mold making operation grinds to a complete stop-quickly! Just consider for a moment just how many machines use the CNC programmer….
The CNC programmer might work on programming a 5-axis CNC milling machine, WEDM machine, CNC EDM sinker, laser cutting machine, CNC lathe, and more. He also might be responsible for the programming of electrodes for the EDM machine, among other things.
A CNC programmer needs to understand nearly every aspect of plastic injection mold making to be truly efficient. You can visit medinaeng.com.au/ to know more about CNC services.
In fact, most CNC programmers have extensive practical experience in the shop. Many apprentices who show an inclination for programming end up as a CNC programmer.
Most injection mold making shops have CNC programmer jobs available at almost any given time. This is especially true for someone with Fadal CNC experience, CNC engraving experience, or is competent with CNC CAD CAM programming.
What about the pay?
Generally, most CNC programmer jobs pay similarly to that of a plastic injection mold maker. This is true unless the CNC programmer lacks the hands on practical experience from working in the shop. A technical school graduate will find it easier to get the job, but the pay may be less to begin with than that of an apprentice mold maker who becomes a CNC programmer.