Three tips to engrave and cut with a CNC machine

If you are a business owner who uses engraving or cutting a lot, you may already have heard of the impressive potential of CNC machining. Even a hobbyist should know the potential of this manufacturing technique. For example, jewelry designers and gun shops can use a CNC machining service to let this company perform complex cutting and engraving tasks. Usually a CNC mill is utilized in order to perform these tasks. You might be used to doing this by hand, which you should stop doing. An automated CNC machine is a much better way to engrave and cut. The tips below will help you start out when you have not used a CNC machine before.

Spindle speed

When using a CNC machine to engrave and cut a piece you have to be mindful of the spindle speed. For optimal results, you should use small shank tools with low power spindle motors. On top of that, you should not set the cutting speed too fast. This should be done in order to minimize the resistance in high speed milling. If you do want to increase the speed, you need to have a high power spindle motor. This can use large shank diameter engraving tools to increase the speed.

Cutting tool

On top of that, you should select the right cutting tool. If you want to engrave a thin text pattern onto a piece, it is best to use a small cutting tool. This will namely provide the most accurate result. A cutting tool with a wider angle is more suited for engraving larger text patterns onto a part. It is important to use the right size tools in order to get the best possible results, which is also the case with manual work. Is the material hard? Use the largest cutting angle and tip in this case. 

Engraving attachment

You also might consider using an engraving attachment. The optional engraving attachment combined with the 3D machining capabilities of the CNC Jr, Baron or Supra, offers an engraver even more opportunities when it comes to his or her creativity. Let’s give an example. You could scan the autograph of your favorite baseball player and engrave it on your bat. Do you like to play pool? Engrave you pool cue with a unique design! This way you will always know which cue is yours. 

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

Check Also

Larkin Poe & Nu Deco Ensemble Share New Single, Announce Album

Acclaimed roots-rock duo Larkin Poe partners with innovative hybrid orchestra Nu Deco Ensemble for Paint the Roses: Live …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.