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If you’re a hobbyist or business owner who does a lot of engraving or cutting, you may already be familiar with the immense potential of CNC machining. Jewelers, gun shops, collectible figurine makers and even engine designers often use CNC mills to perform complex engraving and cutting tasks. But if you’re used to doing this type of work by hand, you may have a few questions about how to get the most out of an automated CNC machine.
Here are a few tips to help you get started.
Choose the Right Cutting Tool
When engraving a thin text pattern, small cutting tools will provide the most accurate results. Cutting tools with wider angles are better suited for engraving larger text patterns. Just like with manual work, it’s important to use the right-size tools to get the best possible results. When carving hard materials, you should typically use the largest cutting angle and tip you can to maximize efficiency.
Be Mindful of Your Spindle Speed
For optimal results, Small shank tools (3.175 mm, 4.0 mm) should be used with low-power spindle motors, and the cutting speed shouldn’t be set too fast to minimize resistance in high-speed milling. To increase speed, high-power motors can use large shank diameter engraving tools.
The Length of Your Cutting Tool Matters, Too
When selecting the appropriate blade length for carving knives, it’s recommended that you add 2-3mm to the measured processing sheet thickness. When cutting acrylic, or when the motor speed is between 18000-24000 RPM, opt for a shorter blade length instead.
A Note on Broken Tools
Assuming there are no problems with the quality of your tools, if your tools are breaking frequently there is probably an issue with the carving settings, such as the rail and motor precision, plate material hardness or fixture issues.
Consider an Engraving Attachment
The optional engraving attachment combined with the 3D machining capabilities of the CNC Jr, Baron or Supra, offers engravers even more creative opportunities. For example, you could scan the autograph of your favorite baseball player and engrave it on a bat, or you could have a pool cue engraved with your own unique design.
Starting a new business, especially one where machining and milling parts is the main function and service, then it can be a very difficult process. You want to make sure all parts you create are completed to the highest standard.
Because this is not just an ordinary business, it’s your livelihood and you want to build a customer base.
Now you might think at first it’s a good idea to have your part created by a third party. And in the beginning, you may not feel like your own milling machine may be worth the investment. This isn’t the case as owning a high-quality and reliable machine has a return on investment (ROI) that is unparalleled.
Mill To Your Standards
Despite the appeal of outsourcing, it actually can turn into quite a nightmare as your orders can be late or the parts are milled incorrectly.
Invest in your own milling machine. This way you would be able to make sure the work is done the right way the first time. Subsequently you would have the ability to make sure the end results are completed by your deadline.
You could even go as far as to make prototypes before you mass produce. Then if you don’t like the creation, you could go back and make adjustments without having to pay someone else to do it.
CNC Masters offers affordable milling machines and easy to use software to get you the parts you need. Don’t get stuck dealing with an outside party, invest in a milling machine and keep your business running smoothly.
For more information on any of our available products, please feel free to contact us today!
A milling machine is already an impressive piece of equipment when it comes to cutting parts and other metals to exact specifications. However, nothing is perfect and improvements can be made. Adding an accessory can improve the performance and output of the machines, and even provide better control over your equipment. Something like a hand-held remote control encases all of these aspects.
What Can A Hand-Held Remote Do?
First and foremost, the remote will give any user better functionality, which ultimately will lead to better productivity by the machine. If it were to be used by everyone within the company there’s no telling what level their productivity would reach.
The hand-held remote has several knobs for spindle and feed speed control on the machine, as well as a joystick to jog any of the axes on the milling machines. It also would include a go button to help run the milling program loaded on a host computer.
Just in case of an emergency, the remote comes with a kill button that will immediately stop the program.
Another simple but helpful feature is that it comes with Velcro, ideal for easy mounting and plugs directly into the control unit of the machine. Simply put, the hand-held remote adds not only convenience but time-saving features to any milling machine.
CNC Masters provides the finest milling machines across the country. We also offer numerous accessories for those machines to help them function at the highest level possible. For more information on any of these products, please feel free to contact us today!