CNC Router Tutorial – How To Use Mach 3 Control Software

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Things To Know Before Investing In A CNC Router

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CNC routers are a great investment, not just because they cut the overall project time in half, but they're also easy to operate and essentially take zero physical strength to get the job done, provided you do everything properly. When you invest in a CNC router, there are four main components involved, regardless of the CNC router you purchase, and they … [Read more...]

The Basics of Owning a CNC Router

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As with any subject, the more time you invest in learning about CNC and the related technologies, the more you will get from it. The following are some key areas that are important to become familiar with. Computer skills The term CNC refers to Computer Numeric Control. Running a CNC Router requires a certain level of comfort working on computers in general. There are two components to operating a CNC Router. The first is the ability to draft using a CAD software like Autocad or Corel Draw. The next aspect is the CAM or Toolpathing and Coding. In the early 1990's operating a CNC Router often required a programmer that was able to write G-Codes (G-Code is the language that powers the CNC controller). Today that has changed. … [Read more...]

Why Should You Buy a CNC Router?

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There are a number of reasons a company should buy a CNC Router but in the end of the day it boils down to one basic reason. To help you strengthen and grow your business. A CNC Router is  a tool to help companies make products more efficiently and with higher quality. Today we will break down a few of the ways a new or used CNC Router can help strengthen and grow just about any manufacturing company. A CNC router can reduce waste, frequency of errors, and the time the finished product takes to get to market. For example, CNC routers can perform the tasks of many carpentry shop machines such as the panel saw, the spindle moulder, and the boring machine. It can also cut mortises and tenons. Let's take a look at the numbers. In an average … [Read more...]

Thinking of Buying a CNC Router?

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If you’re new to the world of CNC (or computers) then the technical nature of a lot of the information can make it seem like a difficult subject to unlock. In this section of the website we’ll aim to help you understand the basics of CNC and where Vectric software fits into the process along with explanations of some of the most important concepts and technical jargon.   What is a CNC? The term “CNC” is a generic term which can be used to describe many types of device, this would include plotters, vinyl cutters, 3D printers, milling machines and others. CNC stands for Computer Numerically Controlled and basically means that the physical movements of the machine are controlled by instructions, such as co-ordinate positions … [Read more...]

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