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Is There a Lathe Attachment Available From CAMaster?

As well as many other options for the CAMaster line of Stinger CNC routers, there are two available lathe attachments. The Recoil Indexing Lathe This lathe attachment is available for all Stinger models and is easily mounted on the side of the CNC router so that it will obstruct the table top when it is not being used. The indexing lathe has a motor/drive system, rails and head ...   Read More

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Why Do I Need a CNC Router?

A CNC (computerized numerical control) router is a computer controlled cutting device that enables the operator to cut a wide range of materials including: wood, acrylic, metal, foam, plastics, and composites. A CNC router alone can perform the precise tasks of many workshop machines, such as: spindle moulderboring machinepanel sawplaner They can also cut mortises and ...   Read More

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Top 5 Uses for CNC Routers

Computer numerical control (or “CNC”) routers are computer-controlled cutting machines, able to run any number of custom programs to cut, carve, and slice with laser-like precision. They’re able to produce high-quality results that are consistent and economical. Many manufacturers are electing to incorporate these devices into their existing production lines. Take a look at some of ...   Read More

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5 Popular Woodworking CNC Router Hobbies

A CNC router is a cutting device that is similar to a manually operated router but is controlled by a computer. It can be used for cutting a wide range of materials including wood and can perform the tasks of many other woodworking tools including a spindle moulder, a boring machine and a panel saw. You can also use a CNC router to create tenons and mortises. Because it is controlled by a ...   Read More

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Popular CNC Router Software

WinCNC is one of the most popular CNC router software solutions on the market today, and has been for many years. This combined software and hardware package gives the user full control of a CNC router via a Windows PC. The hardware is comprised of a 64-bit high-speed digital PCI card and daughter circuit board that can be easily installed inside the PC. What You Get The WinCNC software package is compatible with 32 bit and 64 bit ...   Read More

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The Downside of Homemade CNC Machines

CNC machines have the ability to perform a wide range of processes with many materials including wood, acrylic, metal, and plastic. Not all users have the same needs from their machine and this can sometimes be problematic if you are buying a pre-made machine as you may end up paying for features that you will not need to use and miss out on processes that you would like. As an alternative, you ...   Read More

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CNC Router Feeds and Speeds

Before you set up a file for cutting, there are a number of parameters that you need to consider in order to achieve the accuracy and finish you desire. Chipload is one of the most important factors in the equation. Chipload refers to the thickness of the chip that is cut out with each cutting edge per revolution. The next piece of information you need to know is the spindle speed. Typically, the speed range of a CNC routerspindle is between ...   Read More

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Making Musical Instruments Using a CNC Router

Like any other CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) machine, a CNC router uses computer software and CNC controller electronics to manipulate a mechanical system. Such a device facilitates greater precision and accuracy than a human operator. Typically, a CNC router can cut in three directions (X, Y and Z). The X- axis runs from front to back, Y-axis runs left to right and Z-axis runs up and ...   Read More

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Can I Use a CNC Router to Cut Acrylic?

One of the great things about cutting acrylic with a CNC router is that you get a beautifully smooth finish. However, it’s important to remember, that as with many plastics, cutting acrylic requires a little more care that when cutting other substances, such as wood. Here some tips to help you use your CNC router to cut acrylic. Tooling Tooling is an important consideration, ...   Read More