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Can A CNC Router Cut Aluminum

by FORSUN CNC mechanic
When you think of CNC router machines, you usually think of plastic and wood. People often ask whether CNC router machines can cut aluminum. The answer is "Yes, any CNC router machine can cut aluminum."

Is the CNC router machine easy to cut aluminum?
When most people think of processing metals such as aluminum, they think of high-end router machines. Such a machine can perform extremely complex tasks, and its spindle rotates cutting tools at a speed comparable to most high-speed drills.

Most CNC router machines should be able to machine aluminum using CNC machines. By adapting the material to the right end mill head and feed speed, you can cut aluminum easily.

At the same time, you will find that using CNC router machines to process aluminum not only saves time and effort but also has high productivity.

How to buy aluminum CNC machine tools at a reasonable price? Among all available models, it is not easy to choose the right model according to your needs. This buyer's guide will guide you through all the steps to purchase a machine that meets your needs.

Motor size
Servo motors are ideal for high-speed operation requiring continuously changing loads and providing high torque capabilities. They are very efficient and do not generate too much noise during operation. The motor will not heat up.

On the other hand, stepping motors are cheap. Their movement is based on pulses and does not receive feedback from the actual position. They operate in low to medium speed and high torque applications and are easy to set up and operate.

The stepper motor has a long life because any overload will not damage the motor. However, when the motor is set to medium and high-speed performance, it will be very loud.

No matter which type of motor you choose, it is worth choosing a CNC router machine that can run efficiently and requires minimal supervision.

Automatic tool change system
ATC changes tools very quickly, thereby reducing the cycle time of tool operations.

If you are a company and consider buying a CNC router machine, and occasionally consider changing tools during the production process, one way to solve this problem is to obtain an automatic tool change system. This minimizes operator errors and reduces the time between operations.

On the other hand, if your interest in CNC router machines is more of a hobby, and you really only need to use one tool at a time, then the logo of the CNC router machine can meet your requirements. In this case, there is no need to obtain the automatic tool change function.

In addition, have an understanding of the functions of the CNC router machine so that the investment in updating the software will produce accurate cuts and updates on a regular basis.

If your company produces complex components, you may want to consider purchasing specialized software.

Spindle
The spindle is a motor that uses a cutting tool for cutting. They come in many shapes and sizes. Factors such as application and cycle time will allow you to make even bigger cuts.

Before investing, it is best to investigate the capabilities of the spindle. This will involve checks such as power requirements, spindle motor type, torque, etc.

Router size
It is wise to consider the size of CNC router machines by considering current and future production. This is especially true if you are a small business because you will want to make sure not to restrict production just because the CNC router machine cannot handle larger materials.

In the end, the best decision that can be made for your business is to choose a CNC router that will provide you with enough room for expansion without the need to completely purchase another CNC router machine.

Dust collection
The CNC router machine produces many wood chips. If it is not properly controlled, it will adversely affect other machine parts. Therefore, it is important to remove the dust regularly. Vacuum systems are convenient because they can effectively clean the entire operating area. You can also use a dust collector. However, the two are functionally different. The vacuum system has high accuracy and can work on the basis of high pressure and low flow, while the dust collector is usually the opposite. Choose one according to the amount and type of dust generated.

easy to use
Familiarize yourself with the brand you want to buy and make sure to buy a brand with excellent customer service. It is also important to provide service and support on the machine and replace it later.

Price-quality ratio
To buy a high-quality CNC router, you have to spend a lot of money. The quality of features, brand, size, and various other factors also determine the price. Before buying one, keep all these factors in mind and don't exceed the maximum amount you can afford.

Almost all types of routers can use CNC routers on aluminum. By choosing cutting and processing parameters wisely, the machine's production capacity is matched to the optimal speed and meets the requirements of aluminum feeding. Jinan FORSUN CNC Machinery Co., Ltd., one of the best CNC Router manufacturers and suppliers in China, has been focusing on providing high-quality CNC Router Machines and solutions for worldwide customers for 20 years. You can directly consult their questions about the CNC Router machine. 

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Created on Oct 26th 2020 02:39. Viewed 245 times.

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