3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying A CNC Router Machine

If you are considering purchasing a CNC router machine for the first time, there are a few questions you need to ask yourself so that you can determine which kind of machine is the right one for your needs. The following three questions and answers will set you on the right track.

1. What Size Machine Is Best For Me?

This is probably the most important question to ask yourself. You want to get the best bang for your buck and at the same time get a quality machine. Think about the kind of work you will want to use your CNC machine for, both now and in the future. If you are running a small-scale shop and making small parts, then a small machine will be okay. But don’t try to get by with a smaller machine than you need just to cut costs. This will let you down in the long run.

2. What’s The Difference Between A Stepper And Servo?

Put simply; the difference comes down to the type of motor the machine has and how it is controlled. If the system is servo-based, the motor provides a constant feedback signal to the servo drive. This lets the servo drive know exactly where it is and where to move. A servo system is quicker and more powerful.

A stepper based system runs on an open loop. This means that it transmits a series of pulses to the axis to realize the programmed location. This is a simpler and less expensive system than a servo. One of the limitations is that if they become overpowered, they can lose synchronization with the computer controller.

3. Do I Need To Learn A Programming Language To Operate A CNC Router?

It is not necessary to learn a programming language. These days, several design software solutions will make it easy for you to design files and import and manipulate drawings and pictures. The software will then generate the code that the CNC machine will use to cut out your parts.

At CAMaster we know how important high-quality CNC routers and plasma cutters are for your industry, and we want to help you have the best. We stand by every machine we sell, and when it comes to top quality CNC machines, technical support, and service, we are second to none. Contact us today to find out more about our quality products.