Available in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, speeds, and other dimensions, CNC engraving machines can increase the efficiency of the machining process and ultimately the quality of the part and are a workhorse in precision engineering and manufacturing. But the key is how to choose the right CNC engraving machine. Here are some tips for your reference.
- The material to be processed.
- The type of CNC control system.
- The power of the engraving machine.
The type of material to be machined will affect the machine design and spindle selection, as well as the level of performance, durability, load bearing, and precision that can be achieved.
When choosing the right CNC engraving machine, you also need to match your choice with choosing the most practical CNC controller. Besides choosing the best and largest screen for CNC control, you should also consider the effectiveness, and reliability of the CNC control system.
Some engraving machines with low power are only suitable for the processing of two-color plates, architectural models, small signs, three-dimensional handicrafts, and other materials. There are two types of engraving machines with high-power engraving heads. One is a large-format cutting machine. The width is generally more than one meter, but the accuracy of this kind of engraving machine is generally poor. The other type is the engraving machine with a moderate format, which is generally used in fine processing and organic sign-making.
What else should I pay attention to?
No matter how good the machine is, it will inevitably have problems after long-term use. CNC engraving machines are mostly engaged in processing work, which produces a lot of powder and dust. Attention should be paid to keeping the lead screw, guide rail and other components clean and tidy, and the machine should be cleaned in time after used to ensure that no debris and dust affect the machine's work. In addition, the rack and screw should be lubricated well, and the lubricant should be added regularly to avoid wear and prolong the service life of the machine.
Hope these tips can help you choose the engraving machine that suits your use and your needs. If you have any questions about model selection or other aspects, you can always contact us to answer your questions.