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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

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Foam Cutting Using a CNC Router

A CNC router provides a means of cutting materials using computer numerical control. It can be used to cut a number of different substances including wood, metal, composites and foam. CNC routers are available in various sizes, from a small table-top device suitable for home DIY, to industrial models suitable for large scale manufacturing. Typically, CNC routers are available in 3-axis and ...   Read More

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Cutting Aluminum Using a CNC Router

A CNC (Computer Numerical Control) router is a computer-controlled cutting machine. It is easily programmable and the design is converted to G-code which the machine can use to set the coordinates and make the required cuts. This tool enables the user to cut 3D objects from a wide range of materials including: wood, foam, plastics, steel, and aluminum. Aluminum Machining Though ...   Read More

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CNC Routers and Sign Making

A CNC router is a machine that is controlled by a computer and used for cutting a variety of materials including: wood aluminum composites foam plastics steel CNC routers are available in a wide range of sizes from small, tabletop routers suitable for a home D.I.Y shop, to industrial CNC routers used for making cabinets and furniture, boats and signs. Typically, ...   Read More

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CNC Routers And Woodworking

If you’re looking to expand the capabilities of your woodworking shop, a CNC router will do just that. This functional tool is great for carving, routing, cutting to size, and creating rabbets, pockets, v-grooves, chamfers, and dados. What’s more, you can use it with a wide range of materials including: hardwood plywood laminates melamine MDF With these machines you can ...   Read More

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What Is an Automatic Tool Changing Spindle?

Whether you’re cabinet making, plastic sheet machining or doing mill-work, when you have demanding router operations in your shop, an automatic tool changing spindle is a necessity if you want to save time and money. This useful device holds a number of different tools so that it can automatically change the bit on the router as and when needed. Benefits of an Automatic Tool ...   Read More

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Should I Finance My CNC Purchase?

Buying a new CNC machine for your business is a big investment, and one that you don’t want to have to cut corners on. That’s why financing your CNC purchase is a good idea, so long as you get the right deal, and CAMaster works with one of the most prestigious lenders in the industry to ensure that your satisfaction is guaranteed. If that doesn’t work for you, you are free to use your ...   Read More