All the laser machines are operated with the help of Computer Numerical Control (CNC). These CNCs are programmed with the help of CAD and CAM programming. The programming is the heart and brain of a laser machine. It is done with the help of set codes and inputs that the CNC follows. A program is a set of instructions given to the user by the programmer in a specified language and codes. This language and code is then converted in the machine readable language and the control unit of the machine understands it and follows the command and performs the task as commanded by the programmer.
To develop these programs, high level languages and softwares are made which are used for giving commands to the machines. There are a lot of softwares which are used for machine programming. Not all the softwares can be used on all the machines. Every machine, however, can be programmed by NC programming. It caters to all the movements and cutting actions of the tool over the workpiece.
There has been continuous development in the field of programming and software for laser machines. These softwares make programming easy and add more options for the operator. The tool can be moved in all the directions easily and with lesser complexity. The ways in which the job can be performed increase in number.