Metal cutting is one of CAMaster’s table top CNC routers greatest strengths. You can use the bench top router to cut all kinds of non-ferrous metals. Here are a few things to remember when cutting metal.
- The ideal bracket for metals’ optimum speeds and feeds is much smaller than that of wood. If you don’t stay within this optimum bracket, your cutters will begin to wear out much quicker or break frequently and your surface finish will be low quality.
- Some metals, such as aluminum have a tendency to stick to the cutting tools. Build-up of aluminum deposits on the edges of cutting tools and result in the bit welding itself to the metal. It order to cut successfully with aluminum you should:
- Use a feeds and speed calculator
- Use carbide coated bits
- Clean chips and deposits regularly and thoroughly
- Make more passes at shallower depths to make cleaning easier
- Use fewer flutes and increase cut width
- Don’t reduce the speed rate too much
- Use a mist to lubricate to help prevent chips from sticking to the cutting edges
The Stinger I CNC Router is the most robust table top CNC Router on the market. It is easy on your budget and has a user-friendly size while being rigid and flexible enough to be implemented in a production environment.
Our team at CAMaster is dedicated to improving your CNC productivity and efficiency. We have a vast knowledge base and we are committed to sharing our experience with you to help you get the most from your CNC router. Call us today to talk to find out more about our CNC machines.