CNC Routing & Laser Cutting

Why Choose Think3D For

CNC TURNING

We have one CNC router & one CNC laser cutting machines inhouse. These machines enable us to efficiently and accurately cut, drill, crease and router parts in a variety of sizes. Our skilled and experienced technicians leverage best-in-class technology to fulfill your vision and bring almost any print or product to life.

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Technical Competency

Technically qualified team in various mfg. technologies

Competitive Pricing

Highly competitive price and bulk discounts also available

NDA & IP Protection

All designs and data are kept in highly secure private server

Overview

CNC routers are one popular application for CNC machining platforms. As an advanced type of tooling method, CNC routers operate with CAM software programs, a visual programming tool used to create geometric code or simply, g-code, the CNC computer language that operates the CNC machines. G-code controls the basic movement, time, and direction of the tool heads of the machines. Like other CNC machine applications, CNC routers can produce an exceptional variety of customized parts with precision. Once programmed, a single set of prompts can accomplish three-dimensional cutting tasks for a range of materials.  Such ease of operation that automation provides results in increased production capacity, less waste, repeatability, and safety.

Because of the increase in the production speed and capacity, resource consumption is greatly reduced, which, economically and ecologically, is cost-effective and environmentally responsible.

Laser cutting uses a high-power laser which is directed through optics and computer numerical control (CNC) to direct the beam or material. Typically, the process uses a motion control system to follow a CNC or G-code of the pattern that is to be cut onto the material. The focused laser beam burns, melts, vaporises or is blown away by a jet of gas to leave a high-quality surface finished edge.

The laser beam is created by the stimulation of lasing materials through electrical discharges or lamps inside a closed container. The lasing material is amplified by being reflected internally via a partial mirror until its energy is enough for it to escape as a stream of coherent monochromatic light. This light is focused at the work area by mirrors or fibre optics that direct the beam through a lens which intensifies it.

At its narrowest point, a laser beam is typically under 0.0125 inches (0.32 mm) in diameter, but kerf widths as small as 0.004 inches (0.10mm) are possible depending on material thickness.

Applications

materials

Wood

Tensile Strength(MPa) Flexural Strength(MPa)Impact Strength(MPa)Melting Temperature°C
62.6365.024.28190 – 220

MDF

Tensile Strength(MPa) Flexural Strength(MPa)Impact Strength(MPa)Melting Temperature°C
62.6365.024.28190 – 220

Plywood

Tensile Strength(MPa) Flexural Strength(MPa)Impact Strength(MPa)Melting Temperature°C
62.6365.024.28190 – 220

Acrylic

Tensile Strength(MPa) Flexural Strength(MPa)Impact Strength(MPa)Melting Temperature°C
62.6365.024.28190 – 220

PU foam

Tensile Strength(MPa) Flexural Strength(MPa)Impact Strength(MPa)Melting Temperature°C
62.6365.024.28190 – 220

Design rules

Maximum Diameter: 300 mm

Minimum Diameter: 5 mm 

Maximum Length: 1000 mm

Minimum Length: 5 mm 

Tolerance: 150 – 200 microns

Lead Time: Minimum 5 working days for despatch

Surface Finish: As per the drawing given

post processing

Basic: Deburring, Buffing, Tapping, Lapping & Sand Blasting.

 

OUR VALUABLE

Clients

Think3D has been a great partner for us in supplying COVID-19 test cartridges on-time despite the pandemic challenges. When we came up with a new requirement needing a workforce of more than 25 people, think3D took up the challenge and arranged the workforce within 2 days. I highly recommend think3D for any manufacturing needs.
 

Sanket Srivatsav
Production In-Charge, Molbio

As a professor doing research on new materials, I needed a strong industry partner to assist us. think3D perfectly fit that bill. think3D team is highly knowledgeable on all manufacturing technologies and the team is very prompt in responding to all our requests. My research has been very successful, thanks to think3D team.


Dr. Karthik Chetan V
Asst. Professor, BITS Pilani

We found issue with one part at the time of assembly and needed a quick replacement. think3D team has quickly responded to our request, redesigned the part and printed it using metal 3D Printing and delivered in 3 days time. The part came out really well and the design was better than that of the actual one.


Rama Krishna
Senior Manager (IMM), BDL

FAQS

Frequently Asked Questions

In their most basic form, a CNC router consists of four components, the cutting bed, the spindle, the drive system and the controller. The cutting bed supports the material while it’s being cut. The spindle is the part which does all the cutting. The drive system is essentially an arm which connects to the spindle allowing it to move in three directions while the controller tells the arm which direction to move the spindle.

A CNC router can cut through a wide variety of materials, finely cutting through softer materials like wood and plastic while also cutting heavier, thicker materials such as non-ferrous metal and composites. This versatility makes it a valuable all-in-one-tool for any shop or business.

A CNC router equipped with a spindle cutting head is automated, providing certain advantages such as:

  • Speed: The cutting spindle moves along three axes simultaneously
  • Accuracy: The spindle is more stable than a human hand, ensuring precise and accurate cuts
  • Performance: A spindle on a CNC router operates at a much higher cutting power
  • Safety: CNC router is a hands-off automated machine

The cutting tables of CNC routers come in a variety of sizes, with large sizes being common. For example, an industrial router that is used in the boat building industry could have a table size that exceeds 40’ x 20’. If a company needs an uncommonly large cutting table, a router with the necessary table size can usually be designed.

It depends. More specifically, it depends on three primary variables: 

  • Laser wattage
  • Material type
  • Material thickness
Milling is the most common form of machining, a material removal process, which can create a variety of features on a part by cutting away the unwanted material. The milling process requires a milling machine, work piece, fixture, and cutter.
Electro Discharge Machining (EDM) is an electro-thermal non-traditional machining process, where electrical energy is used to generate electrical spark and material removal mainly occurs due to thermal energy of the spark. EDM can be used to machine difficult geometries in small batches or even on job-shop basis.
CNC Turning is a manufacturing process in which round bars of material are held in a chuck and rotated while a tool is fed to the piece to remove material to create the desired shape. The movement of tools & inserts is controlled by the GCode.
There are basically five different types of CNC machines: CNC Plasma Cutting Machine CNC Laser Cutting Machine CNC Milling Machine CNC Router Machine CNC Lathe Machine
For any queries or to submit your design, drop an email to info@think3d.in or fill the contact form. Our team will get in touch with you with more details and estimates.
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