The benefits of using a vacuum bed on an AXYZ CNC router

During the early days of CNC routing, most machine held the material down with a variety of clamps, and in some cases the material would be screwed down to the bed. While this technique does provide material security it still allows movements of parts during the cutting process, which inevitably damage cut quality.

At AXYZ we recommend using a vacuum pump or blower. This way the material remains securely in place throughout the entire cutting process.

The distinction between using a pump or blower is often dependent on what type of material you are cutting. If the material is non-porous, then you would use a pump to create deep vacuum pressure. However, if your material is porous such as packaging foam, then the blower would be used to drag as much air through the material as possible.

Both of these options are plumbed into the underside of an AXYZ CNC Router and the air flows through the sacrificial bed.

All AXYZ CNC Routers come with an aluminum vacuum deck as standard. This allows the vacuum to spread across the entire process areas. The vacuum deck is split into several zones to allow vacuum zones to be closed or opened manually or through the auto zone management application. This application will open and close zones dependent on the live position of the cutting head, ensuring optimal vacuum hold down on all material being processed.

A sacrificial bed is placed on top of the aluminum vacuum deck. We recommend using general purpose MDF;

  1. It’s cheap
  2. It’s widely available
  3. It produces very little wear on tooling.
  4. Most importantly, it’s extremely porous material allowing maximum air flow.

You can use almost any thickness of MDF, from 4mm up to 25mm. There are two ways to attach your MDF, firstly you can lay the material on the bed and use the vacuum hold down to keep it secure, or you can mechanically fix it in position, although this can only be done with thicker MDF.

Naturally, when processing material you will mark the surface of the MDF, unfortunately this will eventually cause vacuum bleed. With a mechanically fixed sacrificial bed, you can skim the surface to ensure a consistent bed height.

If you are replacing your sacrificial bed make sure there is no swarf or debris between the aluminum vacuum deck and your new piece of MDF. The same can be said when replacing the material for cutting.

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AXYZ Spring into New Equipment Sale

Program Offer:             

- 20% off standard INFINITE, TRIDENT and INNOVATOR models 
- 15% off standard WOODWORKER, METALWORKER, and PANELBUILDER models 

 

Dates:
February 26 to March 15, 2024 (1)

 

Eligible systems:         
All confirmed standard AXYZ CNC router machine orders.

 

Eligible Orders:           
All confirmed direct company orders (2) received during the program period. 

 

Selling Markets:           
Canada, United States, United Kingdom and Poland

 

Exclusions:                   

AXYZ CNC machines that require any level of customization do not qualify

Excludes all AXYZ used machines

Machines purchased from Dealers, Distributors and our Referral Programs do not qualify

Cannot combine discounts from other programs

Standard payment terms apply to all eligible orders

Standard Company terms and conditions apply to all eligible orders

 

(1) – AXYZ reserves the right to terminate the program early or extend the program at their discretion

(2) – Confirmed standard orders are firm orders with a down payment applied during promotion period

AXYZ Leap into Precision Program Details

Program Offer:             

- 10% discount on a standard AXYZ CNC router machine 
- As part of International Roofing Expo, receive a total of 15% OFF a brand new PANELBUILDER CNC Router AND 20% OFF PANELBUILDER software

- Exclusive CNCSHOP Credit to be used on our CNCSHOP store

- No extra charge additional 1-year warranty 

- 90-day financing is offered through 3rd party sources for Canada and US for eligible customers

 

Dates:
February 06 to March 15, 2024 (1)

 

Eligible systems:         
All confirmed standard AXYZ CNC router machine orders.

 

Eligible Orders:           
All confirmed direct company orders (2) received during the program period. 

 

Selling Markets:           
Canada, United States, UK and Poland

 

Exclusions:                   

AXYZ CNC machines that require any level of customization do not qualify

Excludes all AXYZ used machines

Machines purchased from Dealers, Distributors and our Referral Programs do not qualify

Cannot combine discounts from other programs

Standard payment terms apply to all eligible orders

Standard Company terms and conditions apply to all eligible orders

 

(1) – AXYZ reserves the right to terminate the program early or extend the program at their discretion

(2) – Confirmed standard orders are firm orders with a down payment applied during promotion period

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AXYZ Leap into Precision Program Details

Program Offer:             

- 15% discount on a brand new standard PANELBUILDER CNC router

- 20% discount on PANELBUILDER software with purchase of a new PANELBUILDER CNC machine

- Exclusive  CNCSHOP Credit to be used on our CNCSHOP store

- No extra charge additional 1-year warranty 

- 90-day financing is offered through 3rd party sources for Canada and US for eligible customers

 

Dates:
February 06 to March 15, 2024 (1)

 

Eligible systems:         
All confirmed standard AXYZ PANELBUILDER CNC machine orders.

 

Eligible Orders:           
All confirmed direct company orders (2) received during the program period. 

 

Selling Markets:           
Canada, United States, UK and Poland

 

Exclusions:                   

AXYZ CNC machines that require any level of customization do not qualify

Excludes all AXYZ used machines

Machines purchased from Dealers, Distributors and our Referral Programs do not qualify

Cannot combine discounts from other programs

Standard payment terms apply to all eligible orders

Standard Company terms and conditions apply to all eligible orders

 

(1) – AXYZ reserves the right to terminate the program early or extend the program at their discretion

(2) – Confirmed standard orders are firm orders with a down payment applied during promotion period