Are you thinking about purchasing a new CNC machine, but are you not sure which one to buy? This is the scenario of many entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs. Faced with diverse models and different applications, doubts always arise as to which one will work better, has the best cost-benefit, and will not be a waste of money. Thinking about it, I made this post to know everything you need before buying a CNC machine.
What Is A CNC Machine?
A CNC machine is a machine that works through computer numerical control (CNC), which is a “code sheet.” The CNC is defined by a programmer, whose function is to determine which movements your machine must perform. The CNC machine programmer writes the codes based on the part drawing made by the engineers. Thus, it defines the machine’s best paths, continually optimizing the machining time.
CNC Machine Types
There are several types of CNC machines like Cnc machine for sale (ขาย เครื่อง cnc which is the term in Thai) on the market, and we are often in doubt when making such an investment. After all, there are many features, many applications, many brands.
CNC lathes are CNC machines with 2 axes (X, Z), the cutting tool is fixed, and the workpiece rotates around its axis. Therefore, the CNC lathe is recommended when the part is cylindrical, not very complex, and needs a great finish.
CNC Turning Center
Turning centers are CNC machines that have 2 axes, just like CNC lathes; however, they have a driven cutting tool, which allows you to do jobs that require more complexity. Therefore, they are ideal for cylindrical jobs that need faceted holes or side slots. And, because it has a driven tool, the machining time gain is extremely optimized, making it great for serial production.
CNC Milling Machine
CNC milling machines are machines equipped with cutters equipped with cutting tools that allow you to cut, roughen, notch, or drill different types of materials on a 2.5 axis. The X and Y axes are positioned so that the Z-axis starts roughing. Powerful drilling and grinding machines are suitable for grinding large amounts of material and making engravings.