In most cases we prefer that you send us .DXF files. We have the best results if files are generated by AutoCad software.
Yes we can. We can handle acquiring almost any material. We have several local suppliers that can provide us with the material you need in a timely manner. If you prefer, we can easily receive your material.
The materials that CNC router supports are:
- Foam Sheet
In a CNC part program, using G and M code Language describes the sequence of operations that the machine must perform in order to manufacture a component.
Codes that begin with G are called preparatory words because they prepare the machine for a certain type of motion.
Codes that begin with M are called miscellaneous words that control machine auxiliary options.
As a computer-controlled process, CNC routing tools allow for extremely complicated parts to be cut in a short amount of time but with a high degree of precision and accuracy. CNC routers sometimes even enable components to be made, in three dimensions, that would otherwise be impossible to manufacture.
As with other CNC machining, CNC routing uses a computer-controlled system to drive the mechanical operation of the process. The main components of a CNC router process include:
- CAD model drawing that is transferred into a CNC-readable program, known as G-code. The G-code is used to setup the CNC routing machine.
- CNC controller and computer system that works to direct the movement and follow the CAD model design.
- The spindle is the CNC routing cutter and it rotates removes pieces of material at a different speed and material softness.
- A cutting bed supports and secures the material. The bed often has a vacuum motor to ensure stability to achieve the intricacies of the finished part or product.
CNC routing is great for producing detail. CNC routing is used for cabinet making, sign making, carving, millwork, architectural pieces, wood carving, aluminum and plastic sheet machining, musical instruments, and more.
As an ideal technology to fabricate detailed products, it’s important to consider the CNC routing type and tool for the right material.
In combination with the laser technology, it fulfils several important functions at the same time during the laser cutting procedure. The targeted air flow drives the material melt out of the cutting gap. Compressed air flow cools the heat influence zone at the focal spot. Protects the optical lens from soiling.
CO2 laser cutting technology is configured to meet the material surface at a 90 degree angle. For example, the material can be cut at an angle of 45 degrees with the tool positioned at a slant, which means a wedge can be cut out.
When cutting stainless steel or aluminum, the laser beam simply melts the material, and high pressure nitrogen is used to blow the molten metal out of the kerf. On a CNC laser cutter, the laser cutting head is moved over the metal plate in the shape of the desired part, thus cutting the part out of the plate.
Materials we can laser cut
- ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene)
- Acrylic (also known as Plexiglas, Lucite, PMMA)
- Delrin (POM, acetal) – for a supplier, try McMaster-Carr.
- High density polyethylene (HDPE) – melts badly.
- Kapton tape (Polyimide)
- Mylar (polyester)
- Nylon – melts badly.
- PETG (polyethylene terephthalate glycol)