Bench Top CNC
Typically bench top CNC machines are the in the domain of hobbyist, students and home machinist as an economical way of practicing and learning about metal removal.
Although the machines are smaller than a production machine, the same principles, methods and calculations apply. This one of the major appeals of bench top machining in an educational setting, students are able to learn machining principles without the need of a full machine shop. The machines are also much less expensive than their production grade counterparts, which makes them suitable for a new machinist or hobbyist.