BY CAMASTER

Comparing Accuracy Between CNC Machines

Precision and accuracy are the most important characteristics of CNC manufacturing. CNC machine tools are designed to perform to certain standards of accuracy. You can assess CNC machine accuracy in two different ways; dynamic and static modes. Types of CNC Machines The type of CNC machine you’ll need depends on the products you plan to create and the materials you work with. There are ...   Read More

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What is an Upcut End Mill?

Because cutting tools come in a wide range of sizes, geometry types and materials, knowing your end mills is crucial for quality CNC milling. For optimum efficiency, you will need a variety of tools to produce a detailed workpiece, so don’t limit yourself to a single tool or toolpath. Cutting Tool Direction CNC routers turn cutting tools in a clockwise direction. The helical direction of the flutes – the way the spiral twists around ...   Read More

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Which End Mills Should I Buy First?

The precision of CNC milling depends largely on having the right end mills for the project you’re working on. What can you do with an end mill? In general, end mills are designed to make horizontal cuts, but they can also drill (plunge) into the workpiece you are working on. If you’re just starting out with some simple milling projects on your CNC machine, you may be in the dark as to ...   Read More

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Why Do I Need Flutes on My End Mills?

End mills are the cutting tools used for milling with your CNC router. Similar to drill bits, they are available in a wide range of sizes, types and materials. If the end mill is fluted, this means that the chips caused by the cutting process will gather in the spaces between the flutes as they are cutting. If you are cutting a material that creates big chips, such as aluminum, it makes ...   Read More

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How To Tell An End Mill From A Drill Bit

There are a number of significant differences between an end mill and a drill bit. The most obvious one is their function. A drill bit is designed to bore straight down into the material – metal, plastic, or wood – whereas an end mill is designed for sideways cutting. The two cannot be interchanged. CNC Drill Bits There is a wide range of drill bits available for CNC machines. The type of drill bit you choose will depend on the ...   Read More

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Choosing The Right Size CNC Machine For You

The size CNC machine you choose will depend on what you are making with it and the size of your budget. Fortunately, both Stinger and Cobra CNC routers—two of the world’s most renowned CNC router brands, come in several different sizes. Stinger I If you’re looking for a small format bench-top router, the Stinger I is a perfect choice. Despite is size, the Stinger I is robust and flexible enough to be used in a production ...   Read More

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How Long Can I Keep My Stinger 1 Running For

The Stinger I CNC router is the most sturdy and efficient bench top machine of its kind. It is compact and won’t put a big dent in your budget, yet is also has the capabilities to be effective in a production environment. The machine is built on a welded steel frame and with industrial quality Hiwin rails and bearings it a robust yet smooth movement. You can use your Stinger for ...   Read More

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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