Many materials can be used with CNC machines, giving you plenty of options to create whatever you’d like with your CNC machine. From aluminum to copper and from plastic to wood, options are practically endless as far as what materials can be used. Some people even work with steel and wax, depending on what they’re designing. One of the major advantages of CNC machines are the amount of materials that can be used with them, providing owners with multiple options.
Wood is most commonly thought of as the material that you would use with a CNC machine. Solid wood is something that has never gone out of style and has been a “go-to” material for people for hundreds of years. CNC machines and wood go hand in hand, and although it’s certainly not the only material that can be used, it’s a popular choice. CNC machines have made creating products made from wood much easier. Choosing the right wood for your project, such as pine or cherry, can make a big difference in the finished product. Depending on the wood you choose, you also can gear yourself toward a certain color whether you’re going for a darker or lighter finish.
Plastic is also commonly used with CNC machines. PVC which stands for polyvinyl chloride is a plastic that is easy to use with CNC machines. PVC is lightweight yet tough which make it an ideal material to work with. The machines can cut through PVC relatively easily too, leaving finished products smooth. PVC also comes in a variety of color options which can help spice up projects and let CNC owners utilize their creative side. Another plastic that is commonly used with CNC machines is plastic acrylic sheets which have varying colors and thickness which can be turned into signs, storage boxes, or even aquarium windows.
Metal is something that can be challenging to work with when it comes to CNC machines. However, aluminum is one metal that is very easy to work with. It is extremely durable, can be recycled, and is easy to cut through. Aluminum is one metal that many CNC machine owners choose to work with. Certain metals require specific bits to make the cutting process easier as well depending on the thickness or toughness of the metal. Metals such as brass or bronze can be used on CNC machines but they are not as easy to work with as aluminum. Metal has a very distinct and shiny appearance, making most metal projects appear clean cut and sharp.
CNC machines have a wide variety of materials that can be used with them, allowing owners to create and design with very little limitation.
When it comes to working on a project it is a known fact that there is not just one tool that will be needed to complete any one task, no matter how small or large the project may be.
While one may know how to use each of the tools to complete the task one of the main issues that people face is not having the finances to be able to own each tool to complete the task, and even if one does own all of the tools needed to complete the task, the initial cost of owning each of the tools is simply outrageous, especially in the current market place.
If you are a miller then you know this all too well but there is something that will catch your eye and keep your wallet in mind.
CNC Masters has the Quick Tool Change.
With the CNC Jr., Baron, Max, or the Supra CNC Mill you can machine production parts that require several tool changes as well as being able to program up to ten different tools within minutes. The MASTER software that the CNC Jr., Baron, Max, or the Supra CNC Mill comes with will automatically adjust the Z axis for each tool change.
The tool height compensation complements our manual quick tool change system. It only takes a few seconds to release and replace a new cutter from the master holder. This intelligent investment for your business will pay off in no time.
Looking for a way to take your manufacturing business to the next level? Our CNC Masters’ machine line-up features products that not only allow you to keep the entire manufacturing process in-house, and help you save on space. For more information on our CNC milling machines, contact us today.
Some people who enjoy a challenging hobby like to work on computer repairs, as technology is one of the most versatile tools in the arsenal of any person living in the United States currently. Then there are some hobbyists out there, even though they might not be as common as they once were, that are looking to work and create with their hands.
Those hobbyists who are looking to create works with their hands are a breed of people that most admire and sometimes envious for their creations.
In the world today, there are few people who take up something like wood working as a hobby, even fewer people who even practice the hobby consistently.
When it comes to any hobby the first thing that would come to your mind is, “what tools will I need for this?”
That simple question is one of the most important questions any hobbyist needs to ask themselves before getting into a hobby, because different people have different levels of commitment.
CNC Masters offers the particular wood hobbyist the CNC Supra Vertical Knee Mill, a great tool for those who are just beginning as well as those who are experts!
The Supra Vertical Knee Mill gives the user a simple automated machine with easy to understand software so that any hobbyist may create a 2-D or 3-D product. The Supra Vertical Knee Mill has X, Y, and Z precision ball nut screws for preciseness that cannot be beaten. The Supra Vertical Knee Mill starts at the low beginning price with the option of financing if needed. Visit our site for more information or contact us today!
With so many choices of lathes to choose from, how would a hobbyist know what is best suited for them? The CNC Lathe 1440 is one that offers many desirable features.
For some designs, you will want to have a program that can easily take the turning applications and make them into beautiful designs. This is a feature that comes standard in most lathes.
For the shorter runs, programs do not need to be created because this model can easily revert back to manual mode. This gives you total control over how you want to create your piece.
This lathe doesn’t take up as much room as some of its competitors. This makes it easy for a hobbyist to start turn their own designs in their own location without the machine taking up the majority of the space. You can even start to use it the day it arrives!
Keep Your Ideas In-House
Those who are new to using lathes no longer need to look elsewhere in order to make their visions a reality. The CNC Lathe 1440 is a model that is easy to learn while the novice gradually moves into creating their pieces with CNC.
This model is perfect for anyone who is looking to create their own turning station in order to create beautiful works. You don’t need to worry about keeping anyone else in mind with this model- just start turning! Whether you’re a hobbyist or think you might take an entrepreneurial edge with your creations, this is the model that will work the best for you.
If you have questions about this particular lathe, contact CNC Masters today!