CNC refers to Computer Numerical Control. CNC machining
is a process used in the manufacturing sector that makes use of computers to control machine tools. Tools such as lathes, mills, routers, and grinders can be controlled in this manner.
At a high level, the overarching concept of CNC work is fairly simple – a cutting tool moves along a preset path communicated via computer in order to create a part, product, or prototype. With the help of CNC machining, a computer can control positioning and velocity precisely.
The most basic form of CNC router
has three axes and can move and cut along each of them at the same time. The 3-axis CNC router is very common and typically used for cutting flat, two-dimensional parts.
The 4-axis cnc router
has all the same axes of a 3-axis router plus the additional A-axis that rotates the spindle around the X-axis up to 180 degrees during the cutting process.
This rotational axis allows cuts to be executed on multiple sides of the workpiece without resetting, while a 3-axis router can only perform cuts to one side of the same piece at a time. 4-axis CNC routers are the preferred method for advanced, intricate cuts and carvings like those often seen in furniture, musical instruments, cabinetry, and more.
The 4 axis CNC machine has a lot of advantages. Here are the top five advantages that make a 4 axis CNC machine the first choice for various industries:
1. Increased Effectiveness of Production: One can program the 4 axis CNC machine to lower human interference in a particular manufacturing process. This helps reduce production time, thus ensuring increased production effectiveness.
2. Simplifies work: The processes that an operator performs manually with a conventional machine take a lot of time and efforts. These processes can be programmed using a 4 axis CNC machine, thus, simplifying the work for the operator.
3. High Precision: A 4 axis CNC machine is capable of producing precise work pieces consistently. Once the programming controls are confirmed, the 4 axis CNC machine produces thousands of pieces, in a short period of time.
4. Flexible Processing: As the processes are programmed, a 4 axis CNC machine is flexible. You can run a key program for one piece, save it, and then recall it again when the piece is required to be cloned.
5. Easy to Set-up: A 4 axis CNC machine is easy to setup. This helps you save time, and allows you to meet deadlines efficiently.
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