technical tip of the week

Technical Tip Of The Week: Successful V-Carving On Your CNC Router

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.

technical tip of the week

Technical Tip Of The Week: A guide to CNC tooling

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.

Polycrystalline Diamond (PCD) Tooling, what’s all the fuss about?

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.

Technical Tip Of The Week: How To Cut High Pressure Laminates

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.

Technical Tip Of The Week: Are You Using The Right Speeds and Feeds?

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.

Technical Tip Of The Week: How to skim your sacrificial bed

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 […]