Since the introduction of the A2MC controller back in 2008, we have worked tirelessly on innovation and ease of use for your machine operators. In conjunction with the SmartConsole, function codes are available to provide maximum flexibility for operators when at the machine.
Category: Technical Tip of the Week
V Carving is a fast and easy way to create great looking signs and other products. Unlike full 3D machining V Carving is fast – it doesn’t require multiple passes and the results are very impressive. The simplicity of V carving is what makes it attractive. All you need to supply is a 2D design and the software will do the rest.
In the world of CNC there are so many options to choose and when it comes to tool selection it is no different. Tool selection is critical when it comes to achieving a desired surface finish, tool life, or cut speed of a specific material. Tooling manufacturers go to great lengths to engineer tools to deal with specific aspects and properties of certain materials. Selecting the right tool for the job could determine whether a job fails or succeeds.
A nose rider is a popular option for AXYZ CNC routers. It is a relatively simple accessory which fits onto the bottom of the routing spindle and fixes its position relative to the pressure foot. The end result of this is to effectively ‘lock’ the height of the spindle to the surface of the material.
Learn with us how to improve productivity when selecting the right CNC router specification to get a perfect cut.
The notion of PCD tooling has been a hot topic of late and with very good reason. These tools are much more expensive than the solid carbide router bits which we’ve all come to love, but is the price justified? This blog reviews PCD tooling and discusses the applications in which a PCD tool should be your tool of choice.
PANELBuilder applications require the processing of a range of different materials including aluminium composites (ACM), steel composites (SCM), solid aluminium and high-pressure laminates (HPL).
High pressure laminate (HPL) is made of phenolic resin impregnated sheets and a melamine resin impregnated decor, which are bonded under the combined effect of heat and pressure, thus producing a highly durable product. HPL is very popular in the solid surface industry and branded products such as FunderMax and Trespa are commonly cut on our CNC routers.
There are certain parameters that must be considered, before setting up any job for processing if you are to achieve the finish and accuracy required. This blog discusses the importance of choosing the right speeds and feeds for your application, the do’s and don’ts and how to calculate the right parameters.
Naturally, when processing material, you will mark the surface of the MDF. Unfortunately, this will eventually cause vacuum bleed. In order to counteract this process, AXYZ recommends skimming the MDF bed regularly. This blog discusses the steps you should take in the process of skimming your sacrificial bed and when you should consider replacing your […]